Of all the pieces of legislation that came about to help dig America out of the Great Depression, none had a greater impact than the Social Security Act. This single piece of legislation and subsequent amendments expanding the eligible number of recipients dramatically rewrote the social compact between the federal government and the citizens it governs.
America has her share of legitimate federal holidays. We rightfully celebrate our first President's birthday, a civil rights icon, our independence, soldiers who fought and died for our country, and even sprinkle in a couple blatantly religious holidays to boot. However, there is one holiday we as a nation should seriously reconsider if we are going to be honest about our true history.
Civil War News & Opinion Articles
|Mon May 01, 2017 | reuters.com|
Donald Trump has shown a fascination with populist 19th-century U.S. president Andrew Jackson since he has occupied the Oval Office, hanging Old Hickory's portrait in the...
|Thu Oct 29, 2015 | newyorker.com|
When the Confederate States of America seceded, the response of the United States of America was firm: dissolving the Union was impermissible. By contrast, it took a few...
|Tue Nov 19, 2013 | latimes.com|
The legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln issued on Jan. 1, 1863, and the Gettysburg Address wasn’t lost on the participants in the new...
|Mon Oct 01, 2012 | neh.gov|
Jefferson Davis, love him or hate him, was an unusual man. During a long and frequently cataclysmic life, his favorite job, according to his wife Varina, was serving as a...
|Thu Nov 21, 2013 | opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com|
John Hay woke with a severe hangover on the morning of Nov. 19, 1863. As one of Abraham Lincoln’s closest White House aides, Hay had spent the previous evening drinking...
Civil War Videos
|LINCOLN@GETTYSBURG: The Speech|
|Fri Nov 15, 2013|
What was the reaction of those who witnessed Lincoln's Gettysburg Address first hand? Revisit that famous day in this clip from LINCOLN@GETTYSBURG.
|Jefferson Davis - Mini Biogrpahy|
|Mon Sep 16, 2013|
Watch a short biography video of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
|Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address|
|Wed Nov 14, 2012|
Watch a video biography of Abraham Lincoln and learn about his Gettysburg Address, where he delivered his famous speech and said "all men are created equal."
|The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address|
|Thu Aug 02, 2012|
Lincoln felt he had failed the people with his short address, and yet, those 269 words were spoken and all speeches that came thereafter were measured against it.