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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!

Minority Presidents

Many articles use the term “minority president” in describing past presidents and past elections. This is especially true when discussing a president’s “mandate” to...

Human Shield – Threats Against the President of the United States

The first recorded attempt to kill a president of the United States took place in 1835. A man aimed two flintlock pistols at president...

Mountain Man Rendezvous, 1832: Fur Trappers and Traders Meet at Pierre’s Hole, Idaho

The Mountain Man rendezvous of 1832 was held at Pierre's Hole. Hundreds of mountain men, trappers, Indians and fur company traders met to sell...

Benefits of Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam first generated electricity in 1941. It fueled the American war machine in the Pacific Northwest during World War II. Other advantages...

How Judge Roy Bean Came to California

Before there was a legend there was the man: Roy Bean. Before Roy Bean was a judge in Texas he wandered the frontier and...

March Is Irish-American Heritage Month

The soul and faith of Ireland is undeniable. Eamon De Valera, in response to Churchill's criticism of Ireland's neutrality in World War II, said...

Richard Pearse Designed and Built Early Flying Machine

A New Zealander may have flown an aircraft he designed and built before the Wright Brothers. Richard William Pearse of New Zealnd may have been...

The Charge of the First Minnesota at Gettysburg: Sacrifice of Regiment Helped Save Union...

Gettysburg was a legendary clash of arms in July of 1863 that helped turn the tide of the American Civil War. The battle cost...

Andrew Jackson and the National Bank

During Andrew Jackson’s presidential term he decided that the National Bank must go. He decided that it did not warrant reform but rather needed...

Slaves in the President’s House – Son of Hercules and C. Sheels

Christopher Sheels, George Washington's personal servant, and Richmond, son of noted chef Hercules, were two slaves who labored in the President's House. Richmond, who had...