U.S. Historical Wars & Conflicts
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.
US Historical Wars and Conflicts 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...
|Wed Jun 03, 2015 | theatlantic.com|
In the spring of 2015, my undergraduate son and I drove the length of the 1914-1918 Western Front, from the British battlefields in Flanders through the French zone in...
US Historical Wars and Conflicts Videos
|George Takei Remembers Hiroshima|
|Thu Aug 14, 2014|
George Takei continues his visit to Hiroshima, Japan. After paying his respects at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, George journeys to the Radiation Effects Research Foundation whe...
|'Manhattan' a Ratings Hit for WGN|
|Fri Aug 01, 2014|
A period drama spinning around the military personnel, scientists and their families living in Los Alamos, New Mexico, in the 1940's, "Manhattan" tells the stories of the men and women...
|One hundred years since World War One|
|Sat Jun 21, 2014|
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of World War One, which killed more than 16 million people and changed the nature of military conflict.
|George S. Patton - General of the US Army|
|Wed Apr 02, 2014|
It is the life story of a soldier who lived for action and glory and reached the heights in serving his country: General George S. Patton, whose Third Army swept across the continent o...
|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.