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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!

Almost President – Benjamin Wade

In spite of how close our recent election was, there have been closer ones. In fact, two men lost the Presidency by just one...

Almost Vice President – Black Jack Logan

General John A. Logan was almost Vice President of the United States. He was the running mate of James G. Blaine in the very...

The Case for the Electoral College

Now that the presidential election has finally been resolved, the next issue will most certainly be how to reform our electoral system. Already, we...

Almost President – Levi P. Morton

Like Charles Fairbanks (see the earlier article “Almost President: Charles Fairbanks”), Levi Morton made a fateful decision that cost him the White House. As...

Almost President – Charles Fairbanks

Charles Warren Fairbanks served as Vice President from 1905-1909 during the administration of Teddy Roosevelt. With better luck, he would have been President of...

Death in the White House

All families suffer various trials and tribulations, and the First Family is not immune from the same tragedies that happen in other families. Probably...

The President’s Lady – Hannah Hoes Van Buren

Martin Van Buren’s wife never made it to the White House. She died eighteen years before her husband was elected President. Still, this “almost...

Forgotten First Lady – The Other Mrs. Wilson

Woodrow Wilson’s wife was called The First Woman President, The Other 28th President, and The Petticoat President. All these nicknames were the result of...

Re-Elected Running Mates

Many Presidents have been re-elected. A lesser number of Vice Presidents have been re-elected. Two Vice Presidents were re-elected even though their Presidents were...

You’re Fired!

Many of those in favor of term limits cite the unfair advantage enjoyed by the incumbent in any political race. This is especially true...
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