Monday, March 8, 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!

Wild West Women: Ah Toy – A China Blossom in Old San Francisco

About 1848 a Chinese woman called Ah Toy arrived in San Francisco, California. She had endured the long sea voyage from her native Canton,...

Brief History and Summary of the American Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. Here is a brief history and description of those...

Fun Facts and Trivia about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Test your knowledge of trivia about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the federal holiday named after him. These fun facts and trivia are great...

Suburbanization in the 1950s

The growing number of suburban communities in the 1950s demonstrated the desire many Americans had to establish a secure familial environment. The suburbanization of United...

The Panic of 1819

Caused mostly by irresponsible banking practices, the Panic of 1819 set a trend for future economic crises in the U.S. The Panic of 1819 was...

Success and Failure of American Utopian Communities

Utopianism in America spans the history of the nation, beginning with New England Puritanism and later the Shakers, Mormons, and lesser successful groups. The...

The New England Secession Movement

The United States was nearly dissolved when the southern states seceded, launching the Civil War. But this was not the first time the Union...

President Abraham Lincoln Frees the Slaves

Lincoln said the proclamation was "essentially a war measure" with "the desired effect of depriving the Confederacy of much of its valuable laboring force." On...

Background of Serial Killer Dorothea Puente

Dorothea Puente was accused of killing nine elderly individuals and convicted of killing three. Many wonder about the background of such killers, especially women. Throughout...

Was the United States Founded on Christian Principles?

Many people believe the U.S. was founded on Christian principles. But is it true? The short answer: Yes and no, it just depends on...