Friday, October 22, 2021

American History

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!

American General Benedict Arnold Betrays His Country

A hero of the battles of Ticonderoga and Saratoga in the Revolutionary War, he is universally recognized as the most infamous traitor in American...

Mormon Handcart Pioneers

In the mid-1800s, thousands of European immigrants traveled from Iowa to Utah hauling their belongings behind them in handcarts. Between 1856 and 1860, nearly 3000...

Ladies of the Press Recorded the 19th Century

As the 19th century progressed, the presence of women in America's papers and magazines was well-established. Their work spread across a wide spectrum of...

A Detailed History of the Pagan Celebration of Halloween

Halloween really is a pagan celebration. Rooted in evil, it has changed over the course of time, but its purpose remains largely the...

Halloween History and Origins

As the masses disguise themselves in ghoulish attire and beg for candy, they should give Halloween meaning by familiarizing themselves with the holiday's origins. Halloween...

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

The congressional effort to remove President Johnson from office was based largely on politics, and had it succeeded, it would have set a very...

The History of the Fort Worth Stockyards

The success of the Fort Worth Stockyards was due in part to luck, as exemplified in one case where the future was decided by...

The Natick Cobbler – Henry Wilson, Part 1

The life of Henry Wilson, second Vice President under President U.S. Grant, was a real American success story. Born in poverty, he worked his...

The Death of President George Washington

The first President of the United States, George Washington, often called the “Father of Our Country”, was born on February 22, 1732. He grew...

Franklin Roosevelt and the Coming of World War II

On the morning of December 4, 1941, the early edition of the Times-Herald sold out on the streets of Washington, DC. Chesly Manly’s expose...