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Are Homer's Works Historical?
Homer wrote two of the greatest epics that have lasted for centuries. The Iliad and the Odyssey have given us the most wonderful stories and the most human of characters. But are these fanciful stories just stories to tell children before the midnight fire? Or are these stories founded in history?

The Trojan War - Myth or Reality?
Legends fascinate us, yet we all often dismiss their historical importance. The Trojan war has survived centuries to thrill those that read of the exploits of heroes that are larger than life. But did it really happen? Did the Trojan War occur?

Second Inaugral Address - George Washington
The first president of the United States of America was elected to a second term. In a short, but sincere speech, George Washington accepts this position.

1421 - A Book Review
Columbus discovered America. No, the Vikings. Wait, it really could have been.....the Chinese! Read the theory laid out in this book on how China actually mapped out the Indian Ocean, Pacific, Antarctica, the North Pole, and the Americas.

The Wars of the Roses - A Book Review
Through this book, a detailed understanding of how the English throne passed between two houses multiple times the the loss of many of the nobility. This was a time of bloodshed and deceit. Read to see how the English throne was tossed around and eventually claimed.

1491 - A Review
Open up an American history textbook and it inevitably begins with either the Vikings exploring parts of North America or with the landing of Columbus. What we have shamefully ignored is the history prior to 1492. There is much more to the Americas' than we realize and 1491 explores them all.

The Charter Oak
One tree became a symbol to the colonists. It stood for freedom. It helped inspire a revolution.

Samuel Adams as The Father of Liberty
A roaring fire needs more than heat. It needs gentle, persuasive air to fan the embers and bring forth the roaring fire that spreads fast and furious. Samuel Adams was the one to fan the flames and bring about the American Revolution.

The Camp at Cambridge
Not many people are aware of the Continental Army's camp at Cambridge, but this gathering was crucial in the American Revolutionary War.

The Grand Union Flag
Most of us would say that a version of the current flag sewed by Betsy Ross was the first flag of the colonies. Would you be surprised to learn that it was not? There was one other flag that united the colonies first - The Grand Union Flag.

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