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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!

American Slavery and Southern Religion

Antebellum religious views within slave holding communities defended the institution as a divinely decreed fulfillment of God's ordering of human societies. When the Declaration of...

The Schooner Ernestina – Crossing the Atlantic

The schooner Ernestina (ex. Effie M. Morrissey) was used in the Cape Verde Packet trade that carried goods and Cape Verdeans from the islands...

Iowa Governor Debates of 1859, Samuel Kirkwood vs Augustus Dodge

Samuel Kirkwood and Augustus Dodge participated in a series of debates during the 1859 campaign for Iowa governor, with slavery as the central issue. The...

Amelia Earhart Biography

Amelia Earhart as more than just a celebrated woman aviator. She was also a traliblazing feminist, and an independent minded spirit who campaigned for...

The Hollywood Victory Caravan

On a late April afternoon in 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt stood on the White House lawn greeting a reception line of Hollywood stars. When each...

The S.S. Nicaragua Shipwreck On Padre Island National Seashore

Built in 1891 in Bergen, Norway, the S.S. Nicaragua met its demise on October 16, 1912 when it sank off the shore of Padre...

The Most Dangerous City in American Frontier History

Decades of weak Mexican government, a dictatorial American officer and an abundance of criminals made Los Angeles the most dangerous city in America. On March...

The President’s Lady – Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson

Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson never got to be First Lady. She died in the period between her husband’s election as President and his inauguration....

Legendary All Japanese US Combat Infantry Unit

During WWII, Japanese Americans formed a racially segregated U.S. Army Unit, known as "Go For Broke," symbolizing strong cultural attributes. Prior to the attack on...

Christmas Quotes by Our Presidents

In days past and as history was being made, our country’ Presidents stated things about Christmas that reflected what they felt was going on...
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