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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 Mysterious Death of Warren Harding

The death of President Warren Harding is one of those enduring mysteries that will probably never be solved. He died on August 2, 1923,...

A Dead End Job – Madison’s Vice Presidents

Only one President had two Vice Presidents die during his time in office. James Madison served two terms as President, and both times the...

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...

Spokane’s Fight for the County Seat

In 1879, Spokane and Cheney, Washington, neighboring cummunities contended for the location of the county seat, using elections and the business end of a...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Tennessee Valley Authority

An Individual is molded by environment and honed by challenges encountered. A legacy is the historical scorecard that measures success. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd United...

Texas History: Early Texas Heroes

San Jacinto Battlefield and Auntie Em’s Claim to Fame I love my Aunt Emma. She lives in Pasadena, Texas near the San Jacinto Monument and...

Senator David Rice Atchison: The Real Twelfth President of the United States

David Rice Atchison was President of the United States for a single day, between the terms of James Polk and Zachary Taylor. America's most...

The History of American Lawns

The American lawn is a fairly recent invention that had its start as a landscape feature of European manor houses that announced status and...

11th President of the United States: James Knox Polk (1845-1849)

Settlement of the Oregon Territory with Britain and the acquisition of the Southwest through war with Mexico, the United States grew substantially in size. James...

Jean Nicolet: First European to Explore Wisconsin

Jean Nicolet was a Frenchman sent to the North American frontier in 1618. His primary assignment was to live among the Algonquin people and...