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Civil War Overview
Seven states in the south seceded from the Union when Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the federal government. South Carolina then ordered the surrender of Fort Sumter from federal control and when the federal government refused, Confederate forces fired on the fort, starting the Civil War.
Clara Barton helped form the American Red Cross after her visit to the International Red Cross in Europe during the Franco-Prussian War. She served as the American Red Cross's first president.
Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia
This article is a review of the book called The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia and is a very informative book on the American Mafia. Written by Jerry Capeci, this book is a must have for anyone interested in the Mafia.
Never touch another cowboy's hat and never touch or get on another cowboy's horse. Read about these and other simple rules of cowboy etiquette.
Daylight Saving Time
Did you know it was Germany who first instituted Daylight Saving Time as a country during World War I? Read my article to find about more of the history of DST.
Elvis Aaron Presley
Elvis Presley was a huge part of music and entertainment history. I was only able to touch on a tiny portion of his life and his accomplishments.
Enoch Brown Schoolhouse Massacre
The very first recorded school massacre in US History happened in 1764. Nine school children and the teacher were killed and scalped in Pennsylvania by Native Americans.
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba under a Communist thumb and almost was responsible for starting World War III when the Soviet Union placed nuclear weapons in Cuba, just 90 miles off of the coast of Florida.
Florence Nightingale set the standards for sanitary conditions in a hospital setting. She also worked with such women pioneers as Elizabeth Blackwell and Linda Richards.
Gloria Steinem has been the outspoken leader of the Women's rights movement ever since the 1960's. Read more about her in this article.
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