Did FDR End The Great Depression?
When the Democratic Party tinkers with the economy they make it worse.
The Forgotten Story Of America’s Titanic
The worst maritime disaster in American history occurred on April 27, 1865. Unlike the Titanic disaster, however, odds are you may never have heard about the Sultana wreck, which claimed over 1,800 li...
Sep 17, 1862 - Battle Of Antietam
On this day in History, Battle of Antietam on Sep 17, 1862. Learn more about what happened today on History.
Russia Scholar Stephen Cohen Shuts Down CNN Host Who Tries To Link Trump To Putin
Russian Scholar Stephen Cohen says Donald Trump is being wrongly linked to Putin and criticized because he's trying to end a new cold war.
How Sun-Watchers Stopped World War III In 1967
As the Great Storm of 1967 interrupted radio and radar communications, scientists and military leaders scrambled to decipher the cause.
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.
Today In History: JULY 1 = Gettysburg: The First Day
On today's date, July 1 in 1863, began the greatest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere, when two nations came to death grips in the gentle rolling countryside of rural Pennsylvania. And the...
10 Things You May Not Know About The Pony Express
In April 1860, the famed Pony Express began using horse and rider relay teams to shuttle mail along a 2,000-mile route between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. While the company only ...
How did “Taps” originate?
The origins of “Taps,” the distinctive bugle melody played at U.S. military funerals and memorials and as a lights-out signal to soldiers at night, date back to the American Civil War.
10 Things You May Not Know About Jefferson Davis
On May 10, 1865, in the Confederacy’s dying days, a detachment of Union General James H. Wilson’s cavalry captured a fleeing Jefferson Davis outside the small village of Irwinville, Georgia.
8 Things You May Not Know About The California Gold Rush
On January 24, 1848, a carpenter working at a mill in northern California made a discovery that would change the course of American history—two gold nuggets. Within a year, tens of thousands of people...
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...
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...
Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color
As photography was not invented until the 1820s, the Civil War was one of the first wars to be photographed. Famous photographers such as Mathew Brady and his apprentice Alexander Gardner made it thei...
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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American Old West
The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American westward expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the...
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American Revolution
The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which rebel colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, ove...
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California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. All told, the news of gold brought some 300,000 p...
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Great Depression in the United States
The Great Depression began in August 1929, when the United States economy first went into an economic recession. Although the country spent two months with declining GDP, it was not until the Wa...
Great Depression in the United States - Wikipedia
Klondike Gold Rush
139°26′10″W / 64.05694°N 139.43611°W / 64.05694; -139.43611The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in no...
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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...
Reconstruction Era of the United States - Wikipedia