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.

Blake O'Connor7 months ago
12 Types of Government
Since Aristotle produced his comprehensive work Politics—Treatise on Government, things are different, but not by much. In the 4th century B.C., he laid out the distinguishing features for three types...
Dr. Williams7 months ago
Treachery and Treason
History is full of treacherous and deceitful acts committed by ruthless men and women. In desperate times there have always been those who conspire to alter the course of history. Some have succeed wh...
History Roundtable7 months ago
The Horrors of Scientific Racism
From the White Man’s Burden to the “culture wars,” justifications of prejudice have been used for as long as people have been prejudiced—in other words, forever. Racism is one of the most horrifying p...
Lottie Toms7 months ago
How Significant Was the Idea of Rugged Individualism in the USA During the Interwar Period?
‘It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business.’ - Herbert Hoover‘I pledge you - I pledge myself to a New Deal for the American people.’ - Frankl...
History Roundtable7 months ago
The United Empire of America
The United States likes to think of itself as an alternative to the empires of old, but in the Philippine-American War, America proved itself to just be a new version of that same imperial structure. ...
Sarah Elizabeth7 months ago
Pluralism in the Eyes of Gray and Asian Cultures
The pluralistic framework is embodied in the writings of John Gray can extend in ways to comprehend the values found in Asian countries. Pluralism is clarified as a system of society in which individu...
Morganne Thayer7 months ago
Remembering 9/11
Seventeen years ago today marks one of the most horrific tragedies within our great Nation that will forever replay in my mind. I was 11 years old when we had an indoor recess for a reason unexplained...
History Roundtable7 months ago
The War of 1812
The War of 1812, one of many “forgotten wars”, is often ignored despite the part it played in forming the identities of the nations of North America. The United States, which, along with Canada, proba...
David Morrison8 months ago
Guardians of Scotland, Part 1
Part 1: The Maid of Norway
Darryl Richie8 months ago
The Songhai Empire: The Golden Medieval African Civilization
The Songhai Empire (1464-1591) was the largest empire to emerge in West Africa. The capital of the Songhai Empire was Gao, which was located on the Niger River. This location was perfect for trading g...
Drew Lindsey8 months ago
A 50-Year-Old Murder
A 50-Year-Old Murder: Why does it matter? My first awareness to the historical controversy surrounding the death of President John F. Kennedy arrived when I was about 12 years old. It may have been on...
Will Evans8 months ago
Essay on the Armenian Genocide
There have been multiple genocides throughout history but the Armenian genocide was unique. This is because all eight stages of genocide were used with some stages being much more vital to the extermi...
Gabriella Novello8 months ago
Mr. President, Let's Discuss McCarthyism
He timed his allegations so there’d be no time for a wire to get a response from the accused or find evidence. Then-Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) made accusations against members of Congress and othe...
Sanjeet Saini8 months ago
'Death of Socrates' Painting Analysis
A well-known painter in the neo-classical era, Jacques-Louis David became one of the most famous artists in history with his impactful works of art. With pieces such as the Oath of Horatii, The Death ...
Dr. Williams8 months ago
The Greenback
When the Kingston Trio came out with their rendition of "Greenback Dollar" with the lyrics saying, "I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar I spend it just as fast as I can," today, half of that ...
Phill Ross9 months ago
Night Hawkers
Over the last few hundred years, the discovery of many ancient artifacts has helped to uncover the stories of our past here in the United Kingdom. Stunning finds—such as the infamous Saxon treasure of...
Kenny C9 months ago
History of Quebec
Quebec is the French-speaking province located in the Eastern part of Canada. This province is home to the majority of Canada’s French-speaking residents and is predominantly francophone. The capital ...
Rich Monetti9 months ago
Rye Celebrates 350th Anniversary
The home of John Jay, Rye celebrates its 350th anniversary this year. Historically rich, a “Tenacious” population of African American survivors and Gilded Age railroad commuters, the Knapp House, and ...