Inaugural Absences

Everyone is familiar with the pomp and ceremony of a presidential inauguration. The procedures and traditions involved are well known. One of the seemingly...

Thanks, But No Thanks – Silas Wright

Silas Wright turned down more major offices than most politicians win in a lifetime of election campaigns. Before his career ended with his premature...

The Washington Administration – It’s the Economy, Stupid

George Washington had one of the most eventful administrations of any president, largely due to the fact that he was the first. Washington had...

Gays in Government

Although it has never been proven, there is a good chance that one or two members of the executive branch, both elected by the...

The Washington Administration – Foreign Affairs

Foreign affairs reached a critical point almost immediately after Washington took office. The British and the French were in conflict all around the world,...

William Howard Taft, President and Chief Justice

William Howard Taft never wanted to be President. He wanted to be Chief Justice of the United States. On election night 1904, Teddy Roosevelt promised...

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 First Parties

Most people believe we have two major political parties in the United States. In reality, the Republicans and Democrats are each a collection of...

When No One Won – Richard Mentor Johnson

Richard Mentor Johnson may well be the most controversial vice president in the history of the United States, and considering some of his competition...
- Advertisement -

Support the Truth in History
Make a Donation Today


BTC:


13VMC7xLWD4HNicsd2Yj9EHoMAbSi5V6TJ

LTC:


LTs1psaVic6wQgGsfb8ErAUNYZMNdUc5Sr

Latest article

From Papyrus to Paper

Papyrus is an Egyptian water plant that has enabled man to preserve from oblivion the records of dynasties long since passed into history. The...

Qanats: Ancient Underground Aqueducts

Approximately 3000 years ago, clever technicians in the Middle East developed a method for moving water that was reliable, ecologically sound, pollution-free, long-lasting and...

The Golden Age of Canals: Europe Embraced Canal Usage and Development

Europe may not have been the first area of the world to use canals, but they embraced the idea of canals and developed them...