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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!

Thanksgiving Has Not Always Been In November?

Have you ever wondered how Thanksgiving Day was chosen to be on the fourth Thursday in November of every year? Did you ever realize...

Turkey Trivia and Facts for Thanksgiving Fun

Turkey and Thanksgiving trivia is a fun family activity on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy sharing some fun Turkey Day dinner trivia around the table this...

Sarah Hale Talked President Lincoln into Thanksgiving Holiday

Sarah Josepha (Buell) Hale (1788-1879) was a patriotic American who made her mark in the literary and publishing worlds. For 17 years she tried...

The Iowa Election of 1846: Democrats and Whigs Argue Over Banks

On August 3rd, 1846, the citizens of the territory of Iowa voted on a state constitution. The most contentious law in that document was...
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