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!

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...

President’s Day – Basic Facts & Information

Learn the basic history of President's Day, why it is more correct to call it Washington's Birthday, and interesting information about America's first president. The...

Stranger Danger and Other Common Myths Associated With Halloween

Every year as Halloween approaches, the media is full of warnings of Stranger Danger - the fear that some evil, unknown person is after...

The Origins of the Word “Dude”

A brief history of the term "Dude" and how its context is forever changing. The United States is a melting pot of languages and...

The Background and Childhood of Dana Sue Gray

Dana Sue Grey is a female serial killer who was convicted of murdering two elderly women and attempting to murder a third during her...

Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity

Prior to 1870, Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, had been home to one of America's first secret societies for women: Pi Beta Phi. In...

Abel Brown Forgotten Hero of the UGRR

Underground Railroad conductor, Abel Brown, was almost forgotten, though he aided more than a thousand fugitive slaves. A small man of nervous temperament and idealistic...

United States Presidents – James K. Polk

Dark horse candidate James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States, championed the concept of Manifest Destiny by greatly expanding the size...

Colonial America – Hail to the Chief

In the spirit of the recent inauguration of our new President, I decided to take a look at presidential roots. Just when did the...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 05 – Massacre at Sand Creek

While Colorado Governor John Evans, with Chivington’s help, attempted to instigate an Indian war in 1864, two important events occurred. First of all, in...