Tuesday, May 24, 2022
sewing machines

Learn how the invention of the sewing machine led to the evolution of the American mercantile economy into the age of industrial capitalism.
historical image of a reaper

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

Hugh Earnhart digs into the history of Mount Rushmore. Learn how the idea began, the faces were chosen and the work was completed.
New York City 1890

The United States attracted many European immigrants during the decades of 1840 and 1850. Learn more about these large migrations and what caused them.
Blue Ridge Mountains

Thomas Jefferson spearheaded the Louisiana Purchase agreement, which was signed May 2, 1803, and Louisiana was purchased for $15 million.
meriwether lewis

Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery were the first white men to cross the western half of the U.S. in 1804.

One of the most difficult obstacles facing George Washington's first administration was that of guaranteeing the loyalty of the West to the Union.
pearl harbor

The origin of Japan's conflict with the U.S. stemmed from a belief that it had a spiritual right to become equal with the imperial powers of the world.