American History
When to date the start of the history of the United States is debated among historians. Older textbooks start with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 and emphasize the European background, o...
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Are Native Americans Offended By Cultural Appropriation?
Will Witt visited the Navajo Nation to find out what American Indians really believe about cultural appropriation. Check it out! Follow Will Witt on social media: @thewillwitt
Did FDR End The Great Depression?
When the Democratic Party tinkers with the economy they make it worse.
Indigenous Peoples' Day Gains Momentum As A Replacement For Columbus Day
Denver, where Columbus Day was first celebrated about 100 years ago, now permanently recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Native Americans Dig In For 'Long Haul' At Camp Protesting Oil Pipeline
All eyes are on a federal judge who could freeze construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
4th Of July: Nine Myths Debunked
Many stories of U.S. independence turn out to be more 4th of July fiction than fact—and "National Treasure" isn't the only culprit.
9 Things You May Not Know About The Declaration Of Independence
As people across the United States celebrate the nation’s birthday, explore nine surprising facts about the founding document adopted on July 4, 1776.
The American Papers that Praised Hitler
They fell hard for the job-creating Führer with eyes that were like ‘blue larkspur.’ Why did so many journalists spend years dismissing the evidence of his atrocities?
Bush administration ignored CIA terror warnings two months before 9/11
President George W Bush's administration was informed by the CIA during an emergency meeting on July 10, 2001, that a 'spectacular' attack on the US was imminent, top former CIA officials said. Durin...
The Final Confederate Surrender, 150 Years Ago
When the Confederate warship CSS Shenandoah finally surrendered 150 years ago today, the Civil War ended in a most unlikely place—Liverpool, England. “Sail ho!” bellowed CSS Shenandoah’s lookout as he...
South America: The Original Cultures - Ancient Man and His First Civilizations
The enigma of ancient South American development, [cultures evolving to the building of Monumental Structures BEFORE they have even learned to make ceramics - pottery], is wonderfully illustrated by w...
Behind the Scenes - Address to the Nation - Bill Clinton (1993)
1993 Bill Clinton speech about the cruise missiles strike on Iraq in June 1993 as both a retaliation and a warning triggered by the attempted assassination by Iraqi agents on former U.S. President Geo...
Mt. McKinley To Denali: How A Mountain's Renaming Got Tied Up in Politics
Alaskans have been advocating for a return to Denali for years. But Ohioans, who helped deliver the presidency to Obama in 2008 and 2012, pushed back. That may be one reason President Obama waited unt...
Hatfield And McCoy Descendants Unearth Relics Of New Year's 1888 Ambush Site
The Hatfield and McCoy descendants came armed - with digging tools. Side by side, they worked together to help archaeologists unearth artifacts from one of the bloodiest sites in America's most infamo...
Where did the first Americans come from? New clues from new studies.
A pair of studies seek to answer questions about the first inhabitants of the Americas: Where did they come from, and how did they get here? One study, published Tuesday in the journal Science, propos...
Pre-Columbian era
The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents, spanning...
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Native Americans in the United States
Native Americans who live within the boundaries of the present-day United States (including the indigenous peoples of Alaska and Hawaii) are composed of numerous, distinct tribes, bands and ethnic gro...
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Colonial history of the United States
The colonial history of the United States covers the history of European settlements from the start of colonization of America until their incorporation into the United States. In the late 16th centu...
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British colonization of the Americas
British colonization of the Americas (including colonization by both the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland before the Acts of Union, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707) be...
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History of the United States (1776-1789)
Between 1776 and 1789, the United States emerged as an independent country, creating and ratifying its new constitution, and establishing its national government. In order to assert their traditional...
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History of the United States (1789-1849)
George Washington, elected the first president in 1789, set up a cabinet form of government, with departments of State, Treasury, and War, along with an Attorney General (the Justice Department was c...
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First Party System
The First Party System is a model of American politics used in history and political science to periodize the political party system existing in the United States between roughly 1792 and 1824. It fe...
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Second Party System
The Second Party System is a term of periodization used by historians and political scientists to name the political party system operating in the United States from about 1828 to 1854, after the Firs...
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History of the United States (1849-1865)
Industrialization went forward in the Northwest and a rail network (and a telegraph network) linked the nation economically, opening up new markets. Immigration brought millions of European workers an...
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American Civil War
The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or i...
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History of the United States (1865-1918)
The history of the United States from 1865 until 1918 covers Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era, and includes the rise of industrialization and the resulting surge of immigration ...
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Reconstruction Era of the United States
In the history of the United States, the term Reconstruction Era has two senses: the first covers the complete history of the entire country from 1865 to 1877 following the Civil War; the second sense...
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Gilded Age
The Gilded Age in United States history is the late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900. The term was coined by writer Mark Twain in The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873), which satirized an e...
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Progressive Era
During the Progressive Era a period of uncertainty, social activism and political reform in the United States had been established from 1890-1920. The main objective of the Progressive movement was e...
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