history

Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.

  • Robert Bowen
    Published a day ago
    4th of July 2020

    4th of July 2020

    The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day and America’s Birthday, is one of our most popular holidays, in part because it comes in mid-summer. Americans celebrate our “birthday” eating watermelon and shooting off and watching fireworks. This holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia which declared that the 13 colonies were Free states and no longer subject to rule of the British King.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 2 days ago
    Liberals Versus Reagan

    Liberals Versus Reagan

    The 15th of 20 articles on the Democratic National Conventions
  • Skyler Sneathen
    Published 3 days ago
    Dazed and Confused About the Fourth of July

    Dazed and Confused About the Fourth of July

    Dazed and Confused is a beloved cult film, especially among teenagers. I recall watching this film with my older brother during his later high school years. With the setting of the film, it seems like something of a coming of age film for teens. It was always one small scene that stood out to me that many probably take for granted. No judgment if you skip by this scene, thinking little or anything. Is the part necessary for the plot and enjoyment of the film? Of course not! I am speaking of Ms. Stroud's final words to her class...
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 4 days ago
    Why Not the Best?

    Why Not the Best?

    This is the 14th in a series of 20 on the history of the Democratic National Conventions
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 5 days ago
    Something Happening Here

    Something Happening Here

    The 12th in a 20 part series on the Democratic National Conventions
  • Siddharth Shankar V
    Published 5 days ago
    Not Even a Single Gunshot Has Been Fired at the Disputed Sino - Indian Border Since 1975

    Not Even a Single Gunshot Has Been Fired at the Disputed Sino - Indian Border Since 1975

    China has built new structures near the border . Recent images from June 22 show China has built new structures near the location of a Himalayan border. New Chinese bunkers, tents, and storage units that weren't previously there in earlier within the month.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 5 days ago
    Which Is Correct: Fourth of July, July the Fourth, July 4, July 4th, Or Independence Day?

    Which Is Correct: Fourth of July, July the Fourth, July 4, July 4th, Or Independence Day?

    There is only one official holiday in July, and it is a big one that many people look forward to celebrating. There are five ways to say and write the name of the holiday that acknowledges the birth of the nation.
  • Kayla Dell
    Published 6 days ago
    South Africa: Cry My Beloved Country

    South Africa: Cry My Beloved Country

    Cry the beloved country is a novel by Alan Paton that discusses the racial and economic divisions that plague the country – the novel was released in 1948 why is it now in 2020, 72 years later the words written are still relevant. Cry the beloved country is also the phrase that comes to mind when I think of South Africa, my once beloved country.
  • Thomas Christopher Luongo
    Published 6 days ago
    Andrew Jackson's Native Removal Policy

    Andrew Jackson's Native Removal Policy

    As the seventh President of the infantile United States of America, Mr. Andrew Jackson assumed an office which not only granted him immense power, but also a glaringly cacophonic environment in which opposing factions would do seemingly anything to bring the other side down. Of the many divisive political issues present in 1828, none was perhaps of more importance - or in need of urgent debate - than the territories of Native Americans and where they fit in between the industrious North, the aristocratic and bountiful Southern coast and the agriculture-oriented, ever-expanding Western frontier. The general consensus of most white Americans was: not in our state. Regardless of motivation, a majority of the populous agreed that resettlement of Native Americans was necessary, and the best place to send them was West of the Mississippi River. As “the people’s president,” Jackson was inherently inclined to bend to the will of the people. Despite his rhetoric, which on the surface seemed compassionate and protective of the indigenous peoples, Jackson’s motivations were political, cultural, and economic, not humanitarian.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 6 days ago
    The Camelot Era

    The Camelot Era

    The 12th in a 20 part series on the Democratic National Conventions
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 7 days ago
    The Stevenson Era

    The Stevenson Era

    The 11th in a 20 part series on the Democratic National Conventions
  • Tone Breistrand
    Published 8 days ago
    Important Milestones in LGBT+ History

    Important Milestones in LGBT+ History

    There is no arguing that the LGBT+ community has a history full of struggle and adversity. The world has a long way to go before we achieve equality and all LGBT+ people can feel safe enough to be themselves. However, there are a lot of events to look back on that made a huge difference when they happened, and have continued to inspire and push us in the right direction ever since then. Here's a list of some LGBT+ milestones that helped drive the community forward as they made the world a better place.