Monday, July 4, 2022
republican elephant and democrat donkey

Learn more about how two major parties — Democrat and Republican ­­­— came to dominate the national elections in the United States.
barrels

The ratification of the 18th Amendment and the enactment of the Volstead Act marked the culmination of a long campaign in the U.S. against liquor traffic. 
1950 housewife

A new era of lifestyle had opened and suburbia appeared to be the best solution to the nation’s housing problem, following World War II.
parliament

Hugh Earnhart offers an inside look at British trade policy during the 17th century and explores how the Colonies fit into things.
panama canal

Theodore Roosevelt claimed the Panama Canal was his greatest achievement. Find out what led to its creation.
normandy

Learn more about the planning and execution of the Invasion of Normandy — "Operation Overlord" — on June 6, 1944.
knapweed

Learn more about the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Col. George A. Custer.
fishing boat

Kanagawa Treaty marked the end of Japan's 220-year-old policy of national seclusion by opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American vessels.
grand canyon

Hugh Earnhart recaps the tale of John Wesley Powell and nine other men, who set off to explore the Grand Canyon on May 24, 1869.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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