Monday, September 27, 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!

The Annexation of Texas

Settlers in Texas fought first to gain independence from Mexico, and then to be annexed by the United States. This culminated in the Mexican...

Fun Thanksgiving Facts and Trivia

Did you know the American Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November – over a month after the Canadian Thanksgiving, which...

Sacagawea Biography – Shoshoni Native American Indian Woman With Lewis and Clark

Sacagawea's story is a compelling one, even if half-shrouded in myth and legend. The young Native woman braved all the dangers and hardships equally...

History of Hemp

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson knew the amazing value of this plant and they both grew hemp. Benjamin Franklin owned a mill that produced...

The First Great Transformation of America

The first half of the 19th century was a time of rapid and massive changes in everyday life in America. Between 1800 and 1850, a...

The Square Deal: The Progressive Agenda of President Theodore Roosevelt

The Square Deal was a package of moderate reforms concerning consumer protection, conservation, and regulating trusts. During his reelection campaign of 1904, Theodore Roosevelt and...

Presidential Children – The Lincoln Boys

The children of Abraham Lincoln remain probably the best known of all Presidential children. They lived in the White House in what might have...

Number of Americans Killed in Battle

American has fought 12 major wars and military engagements. How many soldiers died in these battles? The number is staggering. The Constitution of the United...

Trading Furs, Transforming Cultures- Métis and Birch Bark Canoes

The fur trade in the Great Lakes region stimulated a clash of British and French interests and a melding of diplomatic and kinship ties...

The Cuban-American Treaty

This famous treaty is one reason why the United States currently has Guantanamo Bay. The Cuban – American Treaty was signed by U.S President...