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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!

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 1

Only two men in our entire history hold the distinction of losing three presidential elections (losing being defined here as losing in the Electoral...

Life After the White House, Part 6

Few Presidents have entered the office with more promise or left it with greater disappointment than Lyndon Johnson. Majority Leader of the Senate and...

Life After the White House, Part 5

Warren Harding, elected in 1920, died suddenly in 1923 and was followed in office by Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge proved to be a popular President...

Life After the White House, Part 4

With the assassination of President William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt became President. Roosevelt’s retirement could hardly be called that. After leaving the White House in...

Life After the White House, Part 3

After Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Vice President Andrew Johnson became President. Johnson tried to carry out Lincoln’s moderate Reconstruction plans, which brought him into...

Life After the White House, Part 2

After attending the inauguration of his handpicked successor, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson retired to his plantation home, The Hermitage, near Nashville, Tennessee. Ill...

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce

His real name was Hin-mut-too-yah-lat-kekht, which means "thunder rolling in the mountains." He was born about 1840. The tribe called themselves Nimiipu and their...

Life After the White House, Part 1

We read a great deal about what a President does while he is in the White House, but very little is written about what...

Coeur D’Alene Indians

It is not known how long these Indians were in northeastern Washington and northern Idaho but probably for many centuries. Their lands stretched from...

Slavery in Colonial America

Slavery began in North America when an unnamed Dutch ship brought a supply of twenty African slaves to Jamestown in 1619. The Dutch ship...
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