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American History is discovered in compelling articles that span the Colonial Era until 5 minutes ago! See Spanish, French, British, Dutch and Swiss Colonies become one nation. This fresh journey traces the nation’s birth on the Eastern Seaboard to its early 19th century childhood and political development. Follow its adolescence when the Civil War threatened her existence. See westward expansion spurred by "Manifest Destiny". Study the 20th Century adult years when the promising young ideals of freedom were severely tested. Watch 21st Century America influence the world and see if this "greatest experiment in government" continues to be the brightest beacon of freedom. This is your safe haven to discuss social and economic issues and yes, even religion and politics!

Triple Teamed

World War Two on the home front produced some strange sights: teenagers driving old jalopies on their rims because of tire rationing, children pulling...

Sellin’ Apples

“When we started this thing at the beginning of National Apple Week we had no idea it would expand in this way,” said Joseph...

Santa’s List 1938

In the autumn of 1938, Kaufmann’s Department Store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, decided to survey their customers to see what gifts they really wanted for...

The Third Term

On the evening of July 16, 1940, Thomas D. (for Democrat) Garry sat sweating in front of a microphone in the basement of Chicago...

Mexican War Ends in U.S. Victory in 1848

Polk won the presidency in 1844 on a platform embracing the popular concept of "manifest destiny," that the U.S. had the duty to expand...

Lewis and Clark – The Corps of Discovery

On May 14, 1804 Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left Camp Debois, near St. Louis with a party of men known as the...

The Birth of Mother’s Day

Every year, we honor our mothers with flowers and gifts on the second Sunday of May. Here is the history of a time-honored tradition. In...

The History of Mother’s Day

Whether you get your Mom flowers, chocolates or a card wishing her a happy day, what was the catalyst that got this holiday started? Hallmark...

History Of The Easter Traditions

When preparing for the Easter celebration, do you know what some Easter traditions symbolize? It's more than just fluffy bunnies and brightly colored eggs. Every...

Easter: American Style

After the Civil War, Americans were devastated by the bloodshed and the sense of loss. They looked to their religion and the New Testament...
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