American History

The Virginia General Assembly recently celebrated its four hundredth anniversary, having been founded in 1619 at Jamestown, where America began. Besides being the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere, this lawmaking body is an important, formative part of American history. It served under three national governments: The British Empire, the Confederate States of America […]

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The Oklahoma Land Run was a unique aspect of American history, and an important part of the state of Oklahoma’s heritage. Taking place from 1889 to 1895, the land runs were races for land, in which prospective landowners raced for 160-acre farms.  If they could successfully occupy these farms for five years, they would receive […]

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Allan on June 30th, 2013

The Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War was fought on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863.   That means that now, in 2013, the battle’s sesquiscentennial (150-year anniversary)  is upon us.   Various commemorations are being held at and near the historical battlefield. The Civil War is an important part of our shared memory as Americans.  […]

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