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.

Bruce Gandy8 days ago
Why Did the Founding Fathers Create the Electoral College?
In reality, it was the Framers of the Constitution who came up with the Electoral College, not the Founding Fathers. The basic difference is that the Founding Fathers wrote the Declaration of Independ...
Eve's Politics a month ago
The Good Ole Boys Club: An Antiquated System That No Longer Belongs In America
The Good ole boys club is a club where men like Roy Moore are protected and get away with despicable behavior. This club has been in America for centuries, it was created during an era where only men ...
Johnny Vedmorea month ago
Who Is Ireland’s Barbara Hewson? Age of Consent to 13, Murder, and Bono. 1498 Til Now
Oh Barbara Hewson. Where does one begin with thee? Many people see you as an enigma, probably paid by old men to do their dirty work of lobbying for the reduction of the age of consent. But I’m not su...
Tim Brycea month ago
How Should We Interpret History?
To most Americans, it is unsettling to watch historical statues toppled and the names of our forefathers besmirched. We used to hold these people in reverential awe, such as George Washington, Thomas ...
Sherry Campbella month ago
Most Influential Presidents in US History
A very popular debate among historians and Americans alike comes the discussion on who are the best and the worst of US presidents. American presidents have proved that with much power demands courage...
Andrew Wilsona month ago
The Near-Revolution of 1968
Most of us, even those who were very young in 1968, or who have been born since then, have heard something of the events of that year. I propose to look at what happened, focusing on the events in Par...
JM Coxa month ago
President Rutherford B. Hayes, National Hero Of… Paraguay?!
In Paraguay, a poor landlocked nation in South America, just north of the capital city of Asuncion, is a town called Villa Hayes (or Hayesville). It is the capital of the Department (state) of Preside...
American Slavery
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass was written by himself during a time in America when slavery was still legal in many parts of the country, particularly the south. This book outlines th...
George Nekilana month ago
History of the Democratic Party
In the US, you have political perspectives — you're either a Republican or a Democrat. And if you’re a Democrat, you should know exactly why you’re part of the party. Not only do you believe that citi...
The Shipwreck of Grenfell Tower
We are living in strange times and we constantly look for newfangled ideas or concepts that help us understand and put into context what is happening around us. Thus, concepts such as Post-truth, Alt-...
George Nekilan2 months ago
History of Religion in American Politics
If you didn't know by now, religion is really big in America — almost the entire country follows a certain religion. The freedom to follow any religion is under our First Amendment — having the freedo...
Eric Green2 months ago
A Timeline of the History of the Republican Party
From the ashes of the Whig Party came the Republicans. United with the desire to abolish slavery, the founders of the party met in a small schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin. The Republican party has tak...
Darryl Richie2 months ago
Black Wall Street: A Story of Black Excellence Destroyed
May 31st, 2017 marked the 96th anniversary of the destruction of one most affluent black neighborhoods in America. Greenwood was a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, also known as Black Wall Street. Bla...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
Iconic Moments in American Political History
Anyone who thinks that American politics only recently became dramatic hasn't been paying attention to history books when they were in high school and college. There have always been struggles — albei...
Robert Wells3 months ago
Legacy of the Confederacy Part IV
Just southwest of the White House, a massive statue of Abraham Lincoln upon a throne sits in a building designed to resemble an ancient Greek temple. Like a god, Lincoln looms over those who stand bef...
Mark Grigoriev3 months ago
Did We Defeat The Wrong Enemy?
With the rise of social media we have been slammed with many extraordinary and highly unpopular claims or theories all over the internet, forcing us to question mainstream narratives that we assumed w...
Sabah Mariam Jalal3 months ago
70 Years Since Partition…
My grandfather was only a boy when the partition occurred in August of 1947. He and the rest of my relatives had thankfully stayed fairly safe amongst the horror of what took place during this period....