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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!

Ghost on the Plains

The harvest moon is waning. Buffalo meat as well as squash, pumpkins, and corn have been harvested and stored away for food during the...

The Wagon Train: Emigrant Travel in the American West

Large groups of covered wagons often traveled together in the American West for protection and mutual support. There were many reasons why emigrants headed west...

American Whig Party Convention of 1839 for the 1840 Election

At the Whig Party Convention in 1839, there was a three-way race for the presidential nomination: Henry Clay, William Henry Harrison and Winfield Scott. The...

Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch

George Leroy Parker was born in 1867 to Maximilian and Ann Parker, the oldest of seven children. The family lived in Circleville, Utah. His...

Wilbur Siebert Historian or Fabulist

For many years Wilbur Siebert was considered the greatest historian of the Underground Railroad. From Freedom to Slavery His classic work, The Underground Railroad from Freedom...

Origins of the English Colonies That Became States

There were many English colonies founded and abandoned during the colonial period. This essay looks at the origins of the original 13 states as...

Manners and the 21st Century

Many people today will claim that manners are a thing of the past. With few families sitting down together for meals are manners...

Illegal Abortion – Inception, Development and Growth

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg’s chapter, “The Abortion Movement and the AMA, 1850 – 1880,” in her book Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America, provides...

Gibbons v Ogden 1824

Expanding the commerce clause to regulate interstate commerce by the Congress and promote national welfare began with the precedent 1824 Steamboat Case. The period following...

James Madison’s Virginia Plan

The Second Continental Congress The Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in May 1787 with the intent of revising the Articles of Confederation. The meetings...