Wednesday, September 22, 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!

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...

Funny, Profound U.S. President Quotes & Sayings

When the U.S. president speaks, everyone listens. On this President's Day, let's take a fun look at some of the best and worst quotes...

Slaves in the President’s House – Biographies of Giles and Joe

Giles and Joe were footmen who also labored at other tasks at the President's House. As many as nine African slaves worked there as...

Andrew Jackson and Theodore Roosevelt

Despite their widely different backgrounds, Jackson and Roosevelt have a number of significant similarities in their public careers. At first glance, Jackson and Roosevelt couldn't...

John Adams – Administration and Events

John Adams was our second President, serving from 1897-1801. He came to the office with a wealth of political experience. Adams had served in...

The Growth of Chicago into Metropolis

Chicago has had a history of fast growth and the figures from 1868 demonstrate just how quickly the city could grow. Chicago, Illinois was incorporated...

Billy the Kid: Truth and Myth: The Truth Behind the Old West’s Greatest Outlaw

Everyone has heard of the legendary "Billy the Kid." But how much do you really know about this American folk hero? The myth: Everyone has...

Judicial Nationalism and the Marshall Court

The Marshall Court strengthened the role of the federal government through the doctrine of National Supremacy & defined its role as final arbiter in...

Electrifying The White House

The Benjamin Harrisons Arrive The presidential election of 1888 was hotly contested. Democrat incumbemt Grover Cleveland was running for a second term against Republican Benjamin...

Louisa Adams in Saint Petersburg

In 1809, Louisa Adams moved with her husband to Saint Petersburg, Russia. The six years the family spent there were very stressful for Louisa. President...