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Territorial Expansion in the 1800s
It was obvious that America would move west as the land appeared to go on forever and the population of the East coast was increasing by leaps and bounds. Expansion was unavoidable. Expansion was the only way for the nation to grow and to settle many of the country’s issues in the process.
Beginnings of Mormans and the Gold Plates
It is never easy to sum up a religious sect in a paragraph or a complete series of books. Nothing is black and white when it comes to doing that. The Mormons are no exception to this.
China, UN, and the Korean War
Everything was coming down to the Soviets versus the United States with all other countries used as pawns in the highly strategic chess game. In regards to the Korean War, China became the communist representative that battled the capitalists.
What is Historical Fiction?
In a sense, this is an oxymoron. How can anything historical be fiction? It contradicts each other. Ah, but it is not history that is fiction. It is fiction with an historical basis.
Political Changes from Jackson's Presidency
As Andrew Jackson entered the presidential political arena, American politics were slowly changing. The playing field was changing. Politics would no longer be the way it had been in the first few elections of the new country.
Mormonism and the Second Great Awakening
As the number of those attending church more than doubled due to the Great Awakening, the spiritual focus of people also increased.
USSR and US in the Yom Kippur War
After the establishment of the state of Israel, the tension became explosive. The entanglement was not relegated only in the Middle East. The Soviet Union and the United States were involved chest high.
The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America
If you are looking for a good resource for the Jacksonian American period, you might want to check out Charles Sellers' book, The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846
Film Analysis: The Diamond Empire
The Diamond Empire is an excellent documentary that examines the history of the diamond trade and the impact it has had on the peoples of Africa.
Inaugural Addresses as Pulse of Nation
To get the full feel of how the leaders of the United States of America viewed the role of President and where the country stood, the inaugural addresses are a great place to start. It is from the presidential inaugural addresses that one can understand better the various administrations and the dec
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