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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!

Colonial American Drinking From Rum to Whiskey

Early Colonial drinking habits spanned the social classes but it was George Washington whose whiskey distillery came to symbolize what was truly American. Part of...

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...

Causes of the Civil War Should Not Include Tariff Measures

Slavery was the chief cause of the Civil War. Tariffs hurt the South but the Election of 1860 shows that the 1857 Tariff was...

Dan De Quille: Chronicler of the Comstock Lode

After failing as a miner, William Wright (Dan De Quille) achieved modest success as a journalist in the Comstock Lode mining district of the...

The Westward Movement’s Effect on Indians

The history of America is a history of westward migration from the Colonial Era to Manifest Destiny resulting in the populating of the Great...

Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, part 8

By Monday, June 13, 1836, if Eliza Spalding could have viewed St. Louis again she might not have considered it such a moldy and...

War of 1812: The Battle of Fort Stephenson, August 2, 1813

General Henry Proctor and his British army, assisted by Chief Tecumseh’s warriors, made several attempts to capture Fort Meigs but failed each time. Frustrated...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 53 – Major Marcus Reno

Major Marcus Reno Major Marcus Reno returned from his scouting trip on June 20, after having exceeded his orders. General Terry had ordered him only...

Was Abraham Lincoln the Great Emancipator?

Abraham Lincoln is often called the Great Emancipator. Recent findings, however, suggest that he may not have been as interested in ending slavery as...

The Pilgrims of Thanksgiving

Were they pilgrims or just people trying to make a better life for themselves and their children. Whoever they were they an integral part...