American History


The History Of The Confederate Flag

One of the more visible and controversial images in American history would have to be the Confederate flag. The flag itself has a history all its own. According to dixieshop.com, the Confederate flag we know today started as the battle flag of the Confederate Army of the Potomac — and…

9/11: A Timeline

9/11 of 2001 marks one of the most horrible moments in American history when two of four hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center and killed thousands of Americans. This event instigated a “war on terror” that continued for the next decade and resulted in the elimination of Osama…

Kennedy, Watergate, and The Middle East

The Bay of Pigs Invasion: Why It Failed (See Main Article: The Bay of Pigs Invasion: Why It Failed) The following article on the Bay of Pigs Invasion is an excerpt from Warren Kozak’s Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In March, just two…

Native Americans, Pilgrims, Founding Fathers, And Civil Rights

American history is a rich tapestry of constitutional, political, intellectual, economic, and competing social forces. Scroll down to read more about American History or click below to read up on specific topics about the history of the United States. This page covers a wide breadth of American history. From its…

American History Timeline

American history is a rich tapestry of constitutional, political, intellectual, economic, and competing social forces. Scroll down to read more about American History or click below to read up on specific topics about the history of the United States.   1492: Christopher Columbus (See Main Article: Christopher Columbus – Historical…

America’s First Foreign War: Why Was The First Barbary War Started?

There were three salient courses of nation-building that Thomas Jefferson saw to completion during his Presidency. Two of them are rather infamous: they comprise, of course, the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition to the West.  The third is the oft-forgotten and criminally understudied Barbary Wars. The Barbary…

Supremacy Clause of the Constitution

Supremacy Clause of the Constitution

Supremacy Clause of the Constitution. Marshall did not stop there. He unilaterally defined the “supremacy clause,” and the “necessary and proper clause” of the Constitution. First, as to the“supremacy clause,” “If any one proposition could command the universal assent of mankind, we might expect it would be this—that the government…

Virginia Declaration of Rights

Virginia Declaration of Rights

The Virginia Declaration of Rights is a document drafted in 1776 to proclaim the inherent rights of men, including the right to reform or abolish "inadequate" government. Virginia Declaration of Rights Mason returned to Virginia after voting against the final draft of the Constitution and quickly issued an explanation, later published in news-papers and in a…

Roger Sherman Facts

Roger Sherman Facts

Roger Sherman was appointed New Haven County surveyor in 1745, a position that led to considerable wealth and substantial landholdings. Sherman served in a variety of political and civic positions in New Milford, including juryman, town clerk, clerk of the church, deacon, school committee-man, and as town agent to the…

Who Proposed the Great Compromise

Who Proposed the Great Compromise

Who Proposed the Great Compromise? Their so-called Great Compromise (or Connecticut Compromise in honor of its architects, Connecticut delegates Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth) provided a dual system of congressional representation. Who Proposed the Great Compromise With the compromise, Sherman ensured that the Constitution would be the best document the…

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