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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!

Is There a President in the House? – Part 3

If experience counts, then the two Presidents right before the Civil War should have been great leaders, and the President during the Civil War...

Thomas Nast and the First African American Congressmen

Famous political cartoonist Thomas Nast depicted the first African Americans ever elected to Congress in one of his many drawings, published by Currier and...

The Kennedy Presidency: The Short but Memorable Presidency of JFK

John F. Kennedy's Presidency lasted just under three years, but in this time he was able to achieve several victories, both foreign and domestic. Entering...

Introduction to the 1920s: Henry Ford, The Model T, Art Deco and The Great...

It can be argued that the real beginning to the 20th century was that time between the end of World War I and October...

Lady Bird Johnson and Civil Rights

Many of America's First Ladies occupied the background while their husbands basked in the glow of the national spotlight. This was not the case...

U.S. Tax System History in the 18th Century

Taxes have been imposed on Americans since 1765 and evolved throughout the centuries, some related to historical events and others were more added more...

The War of 1812

In June 1812, U.S. President James Madison asked Congress to declare war against Britain in what some called the "Second War for Independence." In the...

Vice Presidents Returned to Office

Only four vice presidents that filled out the term of a deceased chief executive would win reelection in their own right and all four...

Unusual College and University Nicknames

Several colleges and universities have nicknames for their athletic teams that are unique or strange and puzzling. Here are the stories behind five of...

Industrial Revolution and Immigrants in New York Marble Quarries

Marble was a coveted resource in the building industry of the mid-to late1800's. Marble quarried from Tuckahoe, New York quickly became a favorite. Tuckahoe Marble...