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.

Luke Rodgers2 days ago
A Democratic War
Democracy started a couple millennium ago, back in 500 B.C. in the ancient Greek city of Athens, created by an Athenian named Cleisthenes. All men, whether rich or poor, were allowed to vote by the Go...
T.P Schofield6 days ago
Milosevic
Milošević’s rise to power deserves careful scrutiny, not only because it has long served as the dominant narrative of these historical events, but because it reflects the broader power-structure of so...
T.P Schofield6 days ago
The Tito-Stalin Split
What were the reasons for and consequences of the split between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union in 1948? On 28th June 1948, news of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia’s (CPY) expulsion from Cominform r...
Jose Soto16 days ago
The Importance of Cesar Chavez, Now and Then
As a young student, I learned about Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and other great American activists and leaders, all of whose stories had an incredi...
The 24th Amendment
The 24th Amendment is what stops Congress and any state from allowing the right to vote to be predicated on a payment poll of taxes, or any kind of tax for that matter. Voting is supposed to be free. ...
Jonathan Reed24 days ago
A Worthy Coronation
“Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon,...
Rowan Finleya month ago
Insight into Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech
One of the major defining moments of the American Civil Rights Movement was when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the Lincoln Memorial steps on August 28, 1963. H...
James Nelsona month ago
Death Camps Unknown
I had to post this after I saw someone using Schindler's List, as something I don't know, I won't presume to know what another person is thinking. My mind was just instantly compelled to share what I ...
Shandi Pacea month ago
Analyzing John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address
John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address was delivered on a freezing cold January morning in 1961. Despite his ailing back problems, he had never looked stronger than in that moment, delivering his speech ...
Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England on November 30th, 1874. Ninety years later Churchill died nine days after a severe stroke in his London home; he lived a life of m...
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Ben McLaughlina month ago
“The Nazi's Economy Really Benefited the Workers”
That is one interpretation. The first reason that people may interpret this event this way would be that the Nazi party got rid of unemployment thoughout all of Germany. By 1939 Hitler, and the Nazis ...
The 19th Amendment
The 19th Amendment is one of the most progressive, and historic amendments to our Constitution. Before the reversal of democrats and republicans, the Republican party was progressive enough to detail ...
Jacob Nelson2 months ago
Fall of the Soviet Union
The USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a socialist alliance that existed from 1922 to 1991. The union was a group of Soviet Republics where the economy and government were highly centraliz...
History Roundtable2 months ago
Great Reformers That Don’t
Imperial Russia’s Failure to Fully Liberalize, and the End of the Tsars
Peter Rose2 months ago
Were Empires Good or Bad?
Were empires good or bad? Judging history with today's opinions achieves nothing. We are subjected to a lot of claims that Britain was wrong to have had an empire. Most of the criticism of Britain's e...
Herbert Seward III2 months ago
The Reparations Debate Is More Than a Dollar Figure
The topic of reparations for African Americans isn’t a new concept. America as a country has touched on this issue, albeit briefly, quite a few times during the course of its history. Recent political jockeying for the 2020 election season has brought the topic back to the forefront for both African Americans, and the greater public. What are reparations? Why is the debate taking place now? Wasn’t slavery a long time ago? Those questions and others are typical of how the dialogue on this topic h...
Michael Reynoso3 months ago
5 Things You Never Knew About the Civil War
We all know the history of the Civil War. The men and women who fought for our country have sacrificed their lives so that we can live peaceably on earth. In today's world, there is still war going on...
Xristos Katsaros4 months ago
The Narrative of Racial Divisions
When we open up to conversations about how we can guarantee unalienable rights to every person born, we need to talk about who is receiving the least rights in our current system. From class, race, ge...