The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought in Pennsylvania, was one of the biggest events in American history. It was one of the bloodiest battles where thousands of men were left either dead ... Continue Reading →

The Cold War: A Brief Synopsis

The Cold War was a prolonged battle of wills, posturing and threats between communist Russia and the United States of America. Although no direct military conflict between the two nations ... Continue Reading →

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, one of the most important figures in American history, was born in Virginia in 1743 and grew up a brilliant, athletic and hardworking young man. Continue Reading →

Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the 44th and current President of the United States of America. He is the first African-American to hold the office. Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to an ... Continue Reading →
March on civil rights

Land, Civil Rights and War: American History

From the end of the Civil War to present, the history of the United States, U.S., has been filled with events that have shaped it. Three major classifications of events from the Civil ... Continue Reading →
George Washington

Who was George Washington?

Following a modest Virginia childhood, George Washington rose to military prominence during the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. He later was instrumental in the creation ... Continue Reading →
Vietnam War

The War in Vietnam

The recounting of events leading up to the Vietnam War date back to the 1950s, when the spread of communism posed a threat to the entire southeastern sector of Asia. Over the next 20 ... Continue Reading →
World War II

World War 2: A Brief History

World War 2 is historically recognized as beginning in September of 1939 with Germany’s invasion of Poland, although Japan had been at war with China since 1937. The launch of Europe ... Continue Reading →
John F. Kennedy

Kennedy & Johnson

American presidents Kennedy & Johnson presided over a tumultuous time in recent American history. The conflict in Vietnam was quickly becoming a war of attrition, and the civil ... Continue Reading →
Harry S. Truman

President Truman

Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, served from the last days of World War II in 1945 until the early Cold War days of 1953. The Cold War defined much of President ... Continue Reading →