american history

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

We are at an interesting time in our history. We will not soon forget the 2016 election and whatever transpired or will transpire over the next couple of years. But President Donald Trump’s ascendancy is not a historical aberration, although it may be for us. The United States has always regarded itself as a paragon […]

History Fail! Trump Says Andrew Jackson Could Have Stopped The Civil War, Gets Mocked On Twitter

History Fail! Trump Says Andrew Jackson Could Have Stopped The Civil War, Gets Mocked On Twitter

Even though we’ve known for quite some time now that Donald Trump is a complete idiot who doesn’t have a clue on any variety of topics, the alleged president outdid himself in an interview with the Washington Examiner which was published Monday morning. Trump is a great admirer of Andrew Jackson, our seventh president, and […]

Presidential Historian Predicts Trump Administration Will Not Last More Than 200 Days

Presidential Historian Predicts Trump Administration Will Not Last More Than 200 Days

Ronald L. Feinman is a professor of history at Florida Atlantic University and the author of Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama. And in an article he wrote for the History News Network, Professor Feinman has some news that is sure to make Donald Trump very angry: The current administration […]

To Watch The Death Of The Second Amendment

To Watch The Death Of The Second Amendment

“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” We spend a lot of time hiding behind those words and whatever interpretation of them is fashionable at any given moment. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, […]

How We Gave ‘Thanks’ To Native Americans: Broken Treaties And Genocide

How We Gave ‘Thanks’ To Native Americans: Broken Treaties And Genocide

I’m guessing that you, along with most of us, learned the story of the first Thanksgiving in school. We were told that the Native Americans (who were called “Indians” in our history books) were essential to the survival of the early Pilgrims. When the Piligrims had their first bountiful harvest, they invited their Native American […]

Once Again, Ben Carson Gets His American History Facts All F**ked Up

Once Again, Ben Carson Gets His American History Facts All F**ked Up

Generally, when one writes a book on a particular subject, that means the author is at least somewhat of an expert on the topic. Unless, of course, that person happens to be seeking the 2016 GOP nomination for President. Ben Carson is on a book tour right now promoting his most recent tome, A More […]

You Won’t Believe What This Textbook Publishing Company Called African Slaves

You Won’t Believe What This Textbook Publishing Company Called African Slaves

  Everyone knows that textbooks are supposed to be bland and boring; something that all school-aged children are forced to lug around in backpacks and wearily heft onto desktops as the students slump into their seats. Most people know that textbook pushing is big business. Publishing company McGraw-Hill Education is set to be looking at […]

Here’s My Answer To ‘But What About Black On Black Violence?’

Here’s My Answer To ‘But What About Black On Black Violence?’

When it comes to #blacklivesmatter, there have been a lot of people from different races and political persuasions asking the same question. They ask “What about black-on-black violence?” Many people who understand how complicated black Socioeconomic American history is also know that this is an incredibly complicated issue wrapped in a question that’s insufficiently simple. The black-on-black […]

Americans Once Used Nazi Salute During Pledge Of Allegiance

Americans Once Used Nazi Salute During Pledge Of Allegiance

Americans used to use many versions of what we recognize today as “The Nazi Salute” during the pledge of allegiance. This salute was called “The Bellamy Salute.” Here’s a little history about the Bellamy salute. “The pledge of allegiance was originally written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, a socialist magazine writer. When he wrote it for […]

GOP Ideology Now Shuns Education Calling It ‘Liberal Indoctrination’

GOP Ideology Now Shuns Education Calling It ‘Liberal Indoctrination’

America is really screwed at the moment, staring down the barrel of a gun it pointed at its own head. The problem isn’t merely the racists, the science deniers, the Religious Right, or the modern “libertarians.” The problem isn’t merely the Sean Hannity’s, the Mitch McConnell’s, the Breitbart.com’s, or the Koch’s. The problem isn’t merely […]

Ann Coulter Attacks SC Governor Nikki Haley As ‘Immigrant Who Does Not Understand America’s History’

Ann Coulter Attacks SC Governor Nikki Haley As ‘Immigrant Who Does Not Understand America’s History’

Ann Coulter, no longer satisfied with merely attacking Democrats, Hispanics, blacks, and anyone else she deems unworthy of her respect, has now decided to go after a Republican: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Governor Haley has called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the statehouse in the aftermath of the horrific murder of […]

History Does Repeat Itself In Politics

History Does Repeat Itself In Politics

Is there not this splendor that is Washington D.C. Just the bureaucratic vastness of it all “Inside the Beltway.” Our nation’s capital is a world within itself. Since the end of the second World War, it has grown to the point of being unrecognizable to the everyday citizen. The mere expense of government flabbergasts people, […]

Oklahoma Joining Texas In Their Effort To Rewrite US History

Oklahoma Joining Texas In Their Effort To Rewrite US History

Oklahoma legislators have successfully passed a ban on AP U.S. History courses. The move to ban history has Oklahoma giving Texas a run for their money, who last year began rewriting textbooks. Conservatives in Oklahoma have called the advanced placement courses “unpatriotic,” claiming that the definitely true historical facts taught in the courses encourage negative […]

10 Historical Events You’ve Never Heard About

10 Historical Events You’ve Never Heard About

There are some historical events that everyone has heard of, but there are many that most people know nothing about. This is a small portion of the latter. Some are funny and some are heartbreaking, but they are all part of human history. Below are 10 historical events that you’ve probably never heard about. 1. […]