Monthly Archives: February 2017

1862: “The Final Result In Our Favor Is Not Doubtful”

February 22, 1862 Fellow-Citizens: On this the birthday of the man most identified with the establishment of American independence, and beneath the monument erected to commemorate his heroic virtues and those of his compatriots, we have assembled to usher into … Continue reading

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Mamie Eisenhower: Charming America As First Lady

Mamie Eisenhower’s experiences as a military officer’s wife had taught her important lessons which she implemented during her time as First Lady. With extraordinary creativity, commitment to her husband, and genuine love of “pretty, feminine” things, Mamie Eisenhower was “liked” … Continue reading

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A Dozen Facts You Should Know About The War Of 1812

The loss of its colonies frustrated Britain. After-all, those 13 American colonies had been a major source of income for the mother country. Now, the United States wanted to trade and make money (and complete) with Britain, and that wasn’t … Continue reading

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1862: “Too Much Scattered”

HDQS. Department Alabama and West Florida Mobile, Ala., February 15, 1862. Hon. J.P. Benjamin Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.: Sir: You will excuse me, at this time of great danger to our cause, for presuming to depart from my usual … Continue reading

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Edith Roosevelt: Creating An Early 20th Century Image For The First Lady

Did you know there were two Mrs. Roosevelts who served as first ladies? And both their first names started with “E”? (The better-known of the two is Eleanor Roosevelt – Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife.) However, today’s featured First Lady on … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About The Barbary Wars

So, America built six frigates, but those weren’t the only warships in the fledging navy. The Barbary Wars tend to be forgotten conflicts in overview studies of U.S. History, but they are incredibly important for understanding diplomacy and America’s earliest … Continue reading

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