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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!

Sod Houses of Pioneers on the Prairie

Pioneering homesteaders on the United States and Canadian prairies usually spent their first years in sod homes. Later, they graduated to wood framed farm...

War of 1812: The Battle of Lundy’s Lane, July 25, 1814

On July 5, Major General Jacob Brown’s invasion forces defeated General Phineas Riall’s British and Canadian army at the Battle of Chippawa. Over the...

Hoover’s Road to the White House

Herbert Hoover's first foray into politics came when President Harding named him Commerce Secretary in 1920. It was from here that the road to...

Stephen Douglas and the 1860 Convention

Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois had coveted the presidency for many years yet the events of 1860, focusing on the expansion of slavery, would...

The Presidency of Herbert Hoover: A Progressive Presidency Mired by a Great Depression

Beginning in the very first year of his Presidency, the Great Depression became the most memorable feature of Herbert Hoover's Presidency. It is wrong to...

War of 1812: The Surrender of Fort Michilimackinac, July 17, 1812

When war was declared, Sir Isaac Brock ordered the capture of Mackinac Island. After losing tactical advantage, the fort was surrendered without bloodshed. The...

The Historic Biloxi Lighthouse

Having survived numerous major hurricanes, including Hurricane Camille and Hurricane Katrina, the Biloxi Lighthouse is the most photographed landmark on the Gulf Coast. The Biloxi...

The Panic of 1819

Caused mostly by irresponsible banking practices, the Panic of 1819 set a trend for future economic crises in the U.S. The Panic of 1819 was...

Presidential Children – Teddy’s “White House Gang”

During the term of Teddy Roosevelt, watching the Roosevelt family became a national pastime. Each day, news of the First Family was eagerly consumed...

Almost President – Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part 4

After the Democratic nominating convention of 1960, where Humphrey backed losing candidate Adlai Stevenson against John F. Kennedy, Humphrey returned to his duties in...
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