American History


Shoot On Sight Policy

Shoot On Sight Policy

The “Greer incident” incident led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue what became known as his “shoot on sight policy” order. Shoot On Sight Policy By 1941 it was clear that FDR was desperate to involve the United States in the war. On...
Lend Lease Act Definition

Lend Lease Act Definition

The Lend Lease Act policy, formally titled An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States, was a program under which the United States supplied the United Kingdom, Free France, the Republic of China, and later the Soviet Union and other Allied nations with food,...
Franklin D Roosevelt Facts

Franklin D Roosevelt Facts

Here are Franklin D Roosevelt facts you need to know. Franklin D Roosevelt Facts Even after Hitler had abandoned his plans to invade Britain, FDR continued to lend support to the British. In September 1940, FDR gave the British government fifty American destroyers in...
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Neutrality Acts Definition

Neutrality Acts: Definition

To involve America in the war, FDR had to overcome two major obstacles: American public opinion and a consistent body of neutrality legislation. By the 1930s, 70 percent of Americans polled said that U.S. involvement in World War I had been a mistake. When war broke...
Senator Joseph Mccarthy

Senator Joseph Mccarthy

Have the Venona cables vindicated Wisconsin senator Joseph McCarthy, who in the early 1950s famously called attention to a major security problem within the American government? (Senator McCarthy had nothing to do with investigations into Hollywood, which were carried...
Walter Duranty New York Times

Walter Duranty New York Times

Walter Duranty New York Times reporter who covered up Stalin’s crimes. He was part of an intellectual class spellbound by Soviet economic policy. Editor Oswald Garrison Villard, in a 1929 article called “Russia from a Car Window,” could hardly contain himself in his...
Jane Addams School of Social Work

Jane Addams School of Social Work

The Jane Addams School of Social Work carries the mission of Jane Addams and the Hull House movement forward, adapting it to the realities of today’s urban settings. Jane Addams School of Social Work Steffens was far from the only American intellectual to make a...
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Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr. takes on the most controversial moments of American history and exposes how history books are merely a series of clichés drafted by academics who are heavily biased against God,...
Was the New Deal a Success

Was the New Deal a Success?

Was the New Deal a success? The stock market crash of October 1929 brought the prosperous 1920s to a dramatic end. Real GNP per capita fell by 30 percent between 1929 and 1933. Was the New Deal a Success? So if the New Deal didn’t get us out of the Great Depression,...
Due Process Clause of the Constitution

The Due Process Clause of the Constitution

The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments each contain a due process clause of the Constitution. Due process deals with the administration of justice and thus the due process clause acts as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the government...
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