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1775-1900: The History of the Buffalo Soldier

America’s first war, its war for independence from Great Britain was a great accomplishment. This achievement could not have been performed if not for the black soldiers in the armies. “The first American to shed blood in the revolution that freed America from British rule was Crispus Attucks, a Black seaman.” (Mullen 9) Attucks along … Read More»

King Philip’s War: America’s Most Devastating Conflict

The war is named for King Philip, the son of Massasoit and chief of the Wampanoag nation. In his language, his name was Metacom, Metacomet, or Pometacom. In 1662, the court at Plymouth Colony arrogantly summoned the Wampanoag leader Wamsutta to Plymouth. Major Josiah Winslow (later Colonel) and a small force took Wamsutta, Philip’s brother, … Read More»

Nationalism and Sectionalism in the 1800’s

On December 2, 1823, President Monroe addressed a message to congress. In his message, James Monroe was informing the powers of the Old World that the American continents were no longer open to European colonization. He also stated that the outside powers shall not try to overthrow the newly independent republics in the Western Hemisphere. … Read More»

The Sedition Act of 1798

George Washington, there was a unity, commonly called Federalism that even James Madison (the future architect of the Republican Party) acknowledged in describing the

The Robber Barons

most of us automatically think of what we saw or read in our history books: “These men were kind and generous and through hard work and

The Present Builds Upon the Past

It’s depressing to know there was a time when “blacks” and “whites” were seperated simply because of the color of their skin. We have moved forward, then stumbed backwards, but slowly we started building and here we are year 2001, where everyone, despite your race, have equal rights. I realize pejudice is still alive today, … Read More»

The Fourteenth Amendment

the Fourteenth Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment gave a new sense of hope and inspiration to a once oppressed people. It was conceived to be the

The Dred Scott Decision

on the road to secession. Dred Scott was a slave who was taken to Missouri from Virginia and sold. His new master then moved to Illinois (a free state) for a while but soon moved