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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!

Franklin the Printer and More

In Philadelphia he set up his press, and printed pamphlets, paper, and of course his famous Poor Richard's Almanac. A Young Ben Franklin first arrived...

Ona Judge – Slave and Martha Washington’s Personal Servant

The slave Ona Judge was Martha Washington's chief personal attendant for seven years. But rather than remain the First Lady's servant, she ran away...

Mary Mallon, the Original Typhoid Mary

Today, the term “Typhoid Mary” is used to denote someone who deliberately acts as a carrier of disease, or rather is aware that she...

New York State Militia

New York boasted the largest state military force in the nation. The Militia Act of 1792 created the militia. The state government directed training...

Can Slavery be Justified in the Ante-Bellum South?

The justification of American slavery in the pre-Civil War period includes notions of paternalism and economics yet the documentation proves otherwise. In an 1846 memoir...

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity was founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, just three weeks after Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"...

Hispanic Gunfighters of the Old West

The truth is that tough hombres sprung from all ethnic groups. In this work we will concentrate on those with Spanish last names. Over 35...

The History Of Trinity Church Cemetery

As issues of race were tearing the nation violently asunder in the south, a silent and somber color line was following many New Yorkers...

Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854 Creates Furor

Concessions to the South enabled passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act but resulted in outrage that led to political realignments and the formation of the...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 38 – Custer for President?

James Bennett, publisher of the New York Herald wanted to oust the front-running Presidential candidate nominee, Samuel Tilden, governor of New York. Tilden, a...
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