Friday, June 25, 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!

Battle of Little Bighorn: 46 – Subdue the Sioux

On February 1, 1876, by decree of the Secretary of the Interior, the Indians in the unceded territory were declared to be hostile. The...

The Outpost At Pines Bridge During The Revolution

Defenses were set up quickly and soldiers were quartered at the homes scattered throughout New York's northern Westchester County. While New York's northern Westchester County...

Army Foods in the U.S. Civil War

Soldiers in the U.S. Civil War had difficult lives. One major source of discomfort was food, or rather the lack of it. For the most...

Prairie Dog Town

On May 20, 1804 Captain Meriwether Lewis wrote in his journal that he was on his way. He was referring to the Lewis and...

Former Presidents that Returned to Government Service

Contemporary former presidents don’t return to public service, although some, like Bill Clinton, champion global causes. They write books, appear on television talk shows,...

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...

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Some of our greatest Presidents did not succeed on their first try at national office. Many Presidents were once defeated candidates for the presidency...

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels has a long history of charity relief with unique fund-raising solutions. Kentucky Colonels come from every corner of...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 27 – The Black Hills: Not For Sale!

The miners continued to pour into the Black Hills. The Army did little, if nothing, to stem this flood of gold seekers. Freight to the...

Devil’s Advocates: The Men Who Defended Slavery

John C. Calhoun Amongst the most influential defenders of slavery in the antebellum era was South Carolina politician John C. Calhoun. Having served as a...