01JUL 2022
Most important events in American History

Most important events in American History

I m not sure that this qualifies as a significant event but in the mid 1700 s much of the United States was owned by France. Please refer to the map below. Source: I find the details of Treaty of Paris to be very interesting. It was done in part to end the seven years war with the French and the natives which had help from Spain. Exchange of territories During the war, Britain had…

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27JUN 2022
Vietnamization of the War

Vietnamization of the War

Vietnamization By 1969 much of the American population was against the Vietnam War, so Nixon needed to make a plan to remove American soldiers from Vietnam. Nixon decided to initiate a new policy known as “vietnamization”. This policy stated that it would begin to withdraw 25, troops from Vietnam and…
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23JUN 2022
American Revolutionary War Movies

American Revolutionary War Movies

I read Harlow Giles Unger’s biography of Patrick Henry Lion of Liberty over the weekend (I think the rest of this summer is going to be a lot of alternating between the Founding Fathers and big science fiction novels), and it struck me all over again how few movies we have about the Revolutionary War…
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19JUN 2022
Cost of Louisiana Purchase

Cost of Louisiana Purchase

Barry Ritholtz sez, In doing the research for the Bailout Nation book, I needed a way to put the dollar amounts into proper historical perspective. If we add in the Citi bailout, the total cost now exceeds $4.6165 trillion dollars. People have a hard time conceptualizing very large numbers, so let’s…
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15JUN 2022
World War One American soldiers

World War One American soldiers

Fall 1998, Vol. 30, No. 3 They Answered the Call Military Service in the United States Army During World War I, 1917-1919 By Mitchell Yockelson November 11, 1998, marks the eightieth anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. For Americans it is time to reflect upon the contributions made by their…
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11JUN 2022
Flags from the American Revolution

Flags from the American Revolution

Still another was a white flag with a green pine tree and the inscription, An Appeal to Heaven. This particular flag became familiar on the seas as the ensign of the cruisers commissioned by General Washington, and was noted by many English newspapers of the time. [Available from FlagLine.com.] Flags…
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07JUN 2022
Japanese carriers at Pearl Harbor

Japanese carriers at Pearl Harbor

ATTACK FORCE - VAdm Naguma Carriers Akagi Kaga Soryu Hiryu Zuikaku Shokaku SUPPORT FORCE - VAdm Mikawa Battleships Hiei Kirisima Heavy Cruisers Tone Chikuma SCOUTING FORCE - RAdm Omori Light Cruiser - flagship of destroyer flotilla Abukuma CL Destroyers Tanikaze Hamakaze Urakaze Kasumi Arare Kagero Shiranuhi…
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03JUN 2022
American Civil War people

American Civil War people

John Stith Pemberton Francis Barlow John Brown Gordon Rutherford B. Hayes There are many interesting and exciting stories to be told about various individuals throughout the Civil War. There are stories of daring heroism and there are stories of vile treachery. Also, there are stories that are just fun…
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30MAY 2022
NASA moon landing 1969

NASA moon landing 1969

Moon rocks and common sense prove Apollo astronauts really did visit the Moon. Listen to this story (requires RealPlayer) February 23, 2001 - Last week my phone rang. It was my mother and she was upset. Tony! she exclaimed, I just came from the coffee shop and there s an [adjective omitted] man down…
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