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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!

America’s Most Important Election

The "Revolution of 1800" marked the first time in U.S. history that a faction in power voluntarily stepped down after losing a popular election. The...

American Patriots Transported to Tasmania

On February 12, 1840, a sailing ship unloaded an unusual human cargo at the British penal colony in Van Diemen's Land-92 idealistic American freedom...

Slaves in the President’s House – Austin, Driver and Stablehand

Austin was one of nine enslaved Africans who labored at the President's House during the presidency of George Washington. The mansion was located in Philadelphia,...

T.S.C. Lowe: Founder of America’s Air Force

Aerial reconnaissance today is conducted from space, but the concept was developed during the American Civil War. T.S.C. Lowe was the premiere balloonist. He came...

Meriwether Lewis Biography

Meriwether Lewis is justly famous for leading the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific Ocean. But Lewis the man is harder to reach. He...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 17 – Custer Enters the Black Hills

On July 25, 1874, Custer and his troop reached the Black Hills. The beauty that surrounded them was unbelievable. Wild flowers were so abundant...

The Many One-term Presidents

Americans may be surprised to learn that our history includes as many one-term Presidents as those who have served even parts of two terms....

Is There a President in the House? – Part 4

The period after the Civil War saw Presidents ranging from one of the most politically experienced to possibly the least politically experienced. The Reconstruction...

Margaret Sanger and the Formation of Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is the most visible product of early and mid 20th Century ideological debates over birth control within the women’s rights movement. This...

War of 1812: The British Burning of Washington, August 25, 1814

Canadians wanted revenge for outrages committed by the United States armies during 1813. After the Battle of York in April, American soldiers torched the...
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