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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 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 Statue of Liberty

In 1986 for her hundred year birthday, the Statue of Liberty was refurbished and given a complete makeover. This great statue that is one...

Wild Bunch – The Hunt for the Great Northern Train Robbers

As Great Northern westbound train No. 3 pulled away from Malta, Montana, on the afternoon of July 3, 1901, conductor Alex Smith saw a...

Almost President – Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part 5

After the Democratic nominating convention of 1960, where Humphrey backed losing candidate Adlai Stevenson against John F. Kennedy, Humphrey returned to his duties in...

Black History: Vivien Thomas and the Blue Babies

Vivien Thomas was born in New Iberia, Louisiana. His grandfather was a slave, and he spent his lifetime in racially segregated institutions, from primary...

The Shepherd of the Hills – the Beginning of Tourism in Branson

Harold Bell Wright was one of America's bestselling authors in the early 20th century. His most famous novel brought tourism to the Missouri Ozarks. Branson,...

Go Green and Avoid the Pinch: Was This St. Patrick’s Vision?

St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patty’s Day. St. Patty O’s Day. Whatever name you call it, one thing is for sure: it hardly reflects the...

Nat Turner – Slave Revolt Leader, Prophet, Condemned Man – Bisson

Nat Turner: Slave Revolt Leader, by Terry Bisson and Thomas Gray's "Confessions" depict a selfless, charismatic, intelligent preacher and methodical killer. Nat Turner went to...

The Free Soil Party’s Rise and Fall in the Pre-Civil War Years

Supporters of the Free Soil Party opposed the extension of slavery into the new U.S. territories and rejected any further compromises with the Slave...

The American-Philippine War of 1899–1902

The decision to crush the Philippine independence movement put America firmly on the path to imperialism and all its consequences. At the end of the...