Monday, July 4, 2022

Washington decided on a bold stroke of military strategy to win the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776.
North Carolina

Despite fertile land and navigable rivers, the North Carolina colony grew slowly. Hugh Earnhart explains the factors that contributed.
the white house

Learn more about the life and work of Sojourner Truth and the time she visited Abraham Lincoln to thank him for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.
French flag

The overriding issue during John Adams' presidency was the question of peace with France. Find out how the second president of the U.S. kept the peace.

McClure was the most entertaining and influential magazine, exposing graft and corruption, and capturing the attention of readers until it folded in 1931.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hugh Earnhert digs into Harry Truman's reluctance to run as FDR's vice presidential candidate in the 1944 election.
arlington national cemetery

Learn who owned Arlington before the Civil War and how it came to be known as Arlington National Cemetery.

After the 1848 treaty ended war with Mexico, and the U.S. received all of Texas above the Rio Grande, a new form of transportation was needed — the camel. 
historical image of a reaper

Find out how Cyrus H. McCormick developed the reaper and revolutionized grain farming in the 1800s.

In the waters of Alaska on Little Diomede Island, the CSS Shenandoah fired the last shots of the American Civil War.