american-history

John Clem: The Drummer Boy Who Shot A Confederate Colonel To Become A Sergeant At Age 12

When John Clem was finally of an age where the Union Army could pay him, he’d already served on the front lines for two…

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Three Times The Charm; Ronald Reagan’s Bid For The White House Began In 1968

Ronald Reagan was many things during his time on Earth, an actor, a jelly bean fanatic, and he was “the Gipper.” According to 19-year-old…

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Cinco De Mayo Isn’t Mexican Independence Day But Who Cares Let’s Party

This Friday, legions of nationals will line up to pound cervezas in Mexican bars, buy rounds of tequila shots, and guzzle down nachos like…

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Young Donald Trump: Raising A President

When Donald Trump’s parents decided to send him to Military Academy at age 13, they hoped (in their words) “the discipline of the school…

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From Socialized Medicine To National Healthcare: Over A Century Of Fruitless Debate

To read today’s headlines, one might believe the national healthcare debate was something new. It isn’t. In fact, we’ve been having this conversation in…

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May’s Historic Connection To America’s Health

When you pulled out your May calendar you may have noticed that May is home to three Health-related awareness campaigns, National Bike month, National…

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The History Of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

Every year, the 4th Thursday of April is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. You may also know it as Take Our…

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We Can Thank The Great Depression, Not Hallmark, For Administrative Professionals’ Week

The holiday that never was (because it’s not officially a holiday) Administrative Professionals’ Week has endured endless criticism as sexist or condescending but came…

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These 20 Color Photographs Of WWII Reveal So Much We Never See

Captured in a new book, published by the Imperial War Museum (IWM), actual color photographs, not recolored black and whites, illustrate rare views of…

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Venezuela: How To Build A Dictatorship In 5 Easy Steps

It was once a lovely tale, Venezuela, which translates to “Little Venice,” would be the Pan-American version of Venice. Alas, history records a different…

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