History of America

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The 28 Most Enduring Myths in American History


Teddy Roosevelt's White House was a real zoo

The 26th U.S. president had a menagerie that included everything from dogs and bears to rodents and a one-legged rooster.<p>The tradition of pets in the …

25 Things That Should Never Have Gone Out of Style

18 History Lessons Your Teacher Lied to You About

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Incredible images of Los Angeles before it was a city

Long before Hollywood's stars descended on Los Angeles, the city was a modest farming settlement inhabited by thousands of Native Americans.<p>Now home …

Humans may have inhabited U.S. 115,000 years earlier than previously thought


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World War 2

The origins of the Second World War are generally viewed as being traced back to the First World War (1914-1918). In that war Germany under the …

How All 50 States Got Their Names

The 10 richest US presidents

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. At that moment, he also became by far the richest president the nation has …

American Democracy

Learn about the past Presidents of the United States<p>A closer look at life in the White House<p>Take a virtual tour of the most iconic presidential homes …

Mount Rushmore's hidden chamber

Concealed behind the head of Abraham Lincoln is a secret, unfinished room called 'The Hall of Records.'<p>In July 1938, some 11 years after first …


Unexpected Snapshots of the 20th Century

12 Interesting Photos Taken With The First Ever Kodak Camera

Travel back some 126 years and it's there you'll find world's first point and shoot camera.<p>It was created by by George Eastman the inventor who …

Explore the glamorous era of commercial flight with this book about Pan Am

The new book from Callisto Publishers, "Pan Am: History, Design and Identity," could only have been made about an airline as influential and beloved …

45 years of Amtrak locomotives

When Native American activists took control of Alcatraz for 18 months

The occupation of Alcatraz<p>Seizing stolen lands, and the attention of the world<p>1969<p>On March 8, 1964, a small group of Sioux made landfall on Alcatraz …


In 1964, a nuclear bomb exploded in Mississippi and really messed up a guy's kitchen

Nuclear testing in Mississippi<p>Waiting on the big bang<p>At 10 a.m. on Oct. 22, 1964, a five-kiloton nuclear device was detonated in Lamar County, …


Worried About a Rigged Election? Here’s One Way to Handle It

Why the GOP should pay attention to Nixon vs. Kennedy, 1960.<p>Donald Trump’s repeated accusations that the 2016 presidential election is “rigged” have already changed the course of this election. Not because they’re valid charges—there’s no evidence to support Trump’s claims, and no serious expert …


Vietnam POW 40th Reunion News Coverage

50 Fun Facts About Every State in America

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day

This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and …

Smithsonian museum captures all sides of the African-American story

One of the most highly anticipated museums of the past decade, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), …


President John F Kennedy Secret Society Speech - April 27, 1961