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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 4

As the election of 1844 approached, it seemed obvious to everyone that the candidates would be Henry Clay for the Whigs and former President...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 3

In 1832, Henry Clay made another try for the White House. He had succeeded John Quincy Adams as leader of the National Republican Party...

The Women’s Civil War

The Civil War is said to be the first true modern war. This conflict brought forth the use of the first air force (hot...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 2

Now in Congress, and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Henry Clay joined with other young, newly elected members and became a War...

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...
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