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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 Communications Revolution in Early America

The electric telegraph invented by Samuel Morse revolutionized American life and commerce by making possible instantaneous long distance communication. It would hard to overstate the...

George Pollard: Ill-fated Captain and Inspiration for Moby-Dick

George Pollard, as fortune would have it, grew up on Nantucket (1791 - 1870), at a time when the little island off Massachusetts was...

The Folsom Family and Tavern

The state chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati started here after the Revolutionary War. The Folsom Tavern in Exeter, New Hampshire, was built by...

USA Flag Day, June 14

Flag Day, June 14, is now an official holiday and tradition of the USA Flag symbol which was started in the 1800s by children...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 20 – News of the Day and Ancient Announcements

That the natives of the land had possessed and utilized the Black Hills was proven true by none other than George Armstrong Custer. A...

Civil War First Ladies

The Civil War (1861-65) is the most tumultuous period in U.S. history. The nation was divided into two sides, and each side had its...

Great African American Women Leaders

African American women have had a lasting impact on United States history. Their courageous contributions continue to inspire and motivate others toward greatness. Since the...

Pennsylvania Flooding Disaster

On May 31, 1889, the people of Johnstown, Pennsylvania were warned to move themselves and their belongings to higher ground. The town is situated in...

Snoqualmie Pass Becomes a Highway

It took decades before the value of Snoqualmie Pass was recognized. The Department of Transportation improved it several times, turning it into a major...

Senator Rebecca Latimer Felton

Rebecca Latimer Felton was sworn in as the first female U.S. Senator on November 21, 1922, twenty-seven months after the19th Amendment, which gave her...
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