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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!

The Religion of Thomas Jefferson

Of all American presidents, Thomas Jefferson most strongly maintained the ideals of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. In religious terms, Thomas...

A History of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater

The creaking door sound on the radio heralded yet another episode of the creepy CBS Radio Mystery Theater, the brainchild of radio guru Himan...

French and Dutch Forays into the New World

While the Spanish pursued conquest and gold and silver treasure in the New World, the French and Dutch had somewhat more modest aspirations: the...

The End of Prohibition

After a decade of trying to control alcohol consumption in the United States, lawmakers gave up and repealed Prohibition. Rise of the Mob When the Anti...

Mary and the Other Mr. Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln died intestate. He left no will, thus his estate would be shared equally by Mary, his wife, and his two remaining sons,...

Michael Moore finds Forgotten FDR Speech

In his newest film Capitalism: A Love Story Michael Moore uncovers a long forgotten FDR speech. In the speech FDR describes his ideas for...

Charles Goodnight – Cattle Baron of the Texas Panhandle

Former Texas Ranger Charles Goodnight built the first cattle ranch in the Texas panhandle and became one of the wealthiest cattle barons in the...

The Tragic Creation of Liberia

At first sight, the idea of creating a new African nation for freed American slaves might sound like a humanitarian act. However, the truth...

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Some of our greatest Presidents did not succeed on their first try at national office. Many Presidents were once defeated candidates for the presidency...

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...