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!

Presidential Feuds, Part 4

The last great presidential feud was strictly personal. Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower just plain didn’t like each other. This was not a long...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 48 – The Indian War Begins

Wooden Leg The relationship between the Lakotas and Cheyennes was close, but this affiliation existed mainly among the Cheyennes and the Miniconjous and Oglalas. As...

The Flapper: Changing Roles for Women in the Roaring Twenties

Women in the Roaring Twenties experienced more freedom than ever before, but for most of them, the Flapper lifestyle was only temporary. The image of...

Czolgosz and American Assassins – Commonalities

The assassin Czolgosz had characteristics in common with other American assassins: ordinal position; early loss and lack of close relationships; status incongruence. To understand what...

Has Mother’s Day Lost Its Meaning?

In 1914 Congress set aside the second Sunday in May to celebrate motherhood. But how did Mother's Day get started? And what has it...

The California Gold Rush of 1848

The discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada foothills brought the world to California, giving the newly acquired territory a unique multi-ethnic population. It began...

Quakers in the Military – Pacifism a Major Society of Friends Tenet

Although Quakers have traditionally been pacifists, some did take up arms and others supported the military in non-combatant ways. Early Quakers did not object to...

Brief History of Minneapolis

Minneapolis is a major American city located in Minnesota on the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. The land that became Minneapolis was first...

Firsts in Connecticut History

A fascinating look at some of the important "firsts" in the history of Connecticut, from 1639 to1900. Every state has much to be proud 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...