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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!

How the Civil War Changed America

Over 600,000 men died as a result of the American Civil War, although estimates by some researchers are higher. Four years of bloody warfare...

White House Heroes

Many well-known and celebrated heroes have lived in the White House. Some have gotten to the White House on the popularity of their reputations...

Andrew Jackson Fights American Bankers in 1832

Jackson's veto of the Bank of the United States in 1832 highlights banking concerns still apparent in the contemporary banking industry. What would Andrew...

Gagarin and Shepard: Man Enters Space

In April and May, 1961, the Soviet Union and the United States sent men into space for the first time. A prestige-laden theatre of...

Texas History Update: The Odd Case of the Yellow Rose of Texas

The Yellow Rose of Texas was a popular Civil War era song about a woman who supposedly singlehandedly won Texas Independence from Mexico. Whether...

The History of the Christmas Tree

Long before the advent of Christianity, evergreen plants and trees had a special meaning for people during the winter. Just as it is customary...

The US Civil War in May 1864

In May 1864, General Ulysses S. Grant prepared to launch simultaneous Federal offensives against various Confederate targets. Southerners remained hopeful, but they knew their...

Burgeoning Roots of Arden, Delaware, a Different Kind of Village

From farmstead to small village, Arden, Delaware is rich in artistic creativity and entertaining history. Small town America is a vast and enchanting series of...

Black History Month Spotlight on Notable Firsts

In honor of Black History month, here's a brief listing of first achievements in the arts by black writers, actors and musical performers across...

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...