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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!

America’s Most Important Election

The "Revolution of 1800" marked the first time in U.S. history that a faction in power voluntarily stepped down after losing a popular election. The...

Christopher Columbus Discovers America

The image of the explorer as an intrepid hero has been called into question. After arriving in the Bahamas, he and his crew...

Fremont and the Bear Flag Revolt

John C. Fremont's confusing actions in California, motivated by personal ambition, spurred the rebels into action. On the morning of June 14th, 1846, a...

Housing Practices in the 1950s

The economic climate in the postwar period was conducive to helping people realize the dream of homeownership. During World War II the unemployment rate sharply...

Casablanca and the Missing Reference

This holiday season marks sixty years since the premiere, on Thanksgiving Day 1942, of Warner Brother’s classic motion picture, Casablanca. Many myths have arisen...

Northern Advantages in the Civil War: Population, Industrial Capacity, and Railroads Help the North

The advantages enjoyed by the North at the start of the American Civil War should have pointed toward a short confrontation, in line with...

US Presidential Election of 1800: A Defining Moment in the History of American Politics

The presidential election of 1800 was the first truly disputed election in our nation's history, and became a defining event in shaping the United...

Fort Necessity is a Flash-point of U.S. History

Among the rolling Western Pennsylvania hills sits a small but very significant part of American History. Known as Fort Necessity, this tiny fortification was the...

Rare Facts about George Washington

Many things have been written about George Washington. Most are true while some are myths and legends created after his death. Some key facts...

POW Exposition

Lieutenant Colonel Ross Greening and his fellow ex-prisoners of war were crushed. They had collected 56 crates of American ingenuity–POW handicraft–while waiting at their...