19th Century

Why Did the U.S. Declare War on Mexico?

The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was a long, bloody conflict between the United States of America and Mexico. It would be fought from California …

Military History

What Happened at Custer's Last Stand?

Battle of the Little Bighorn - Conflict & Dates<p>The Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought June 25-26, 1876, during the Great Sioux War …

History

The Ainu Are Japan's Indigenous People

Japan has a reputation for being about as homogenous as a country can be. But the people who would eventually become the Japanese weren't always from …

Anthropology

Everything You Need to Know About the War of 1812

The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain and lasted from 1812 to 1815. Resulting from American anger over trade issues, …

Military History

President Trump's 2017 Thanksgiving Proclamation Is Everything America Needs Right Now

President Donald Trump has continued a long-lasting presidential tradition of issuing a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation and is encouraging Americans to …

Abraham Lincoln

Why Did the Americans Win the Mexican-American War?

From 1846 to 1848, the United States of America and Mexico fought the Mexican-American War. There were many causes of the war, but the biggest …

Military History

Years Before Little Bighorn, Custer Became Famous In the Civil War

George Armstrong Custer holds a unique place in American history. A hero to some, a villain to others, he was controversial in life and even in …

Military History

The attitude of Ireland towards American Slavery during the years immediately preceeding the American Civil War.

The attitude of Ireland towards American Slavery during the years immediately preceeding the American Civil War

Slavery

A successful model of neutrality

Switzerland doesn’t take sides in a war. Thanks to its neutrality, it has been able to stay out of conflicts for a long time. Today Switzerland …

European News

Causes of the Mexican-American War

The origins of the Mexican-American War can largely be traced back to Texas winning its independence from Mexico in 1836. Following his defeat at the …

Latin America

Washington DC, October 3, 1863

<i>On October 3, 1863, President Lincoln issued a proclamation designating “the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving.” Lincoln’s</i> …

American Civil War

Legion of Honour medal for PoCo vet

A World War Two veteran who helped the Allies in France after D-Day was honoured last week by that country for his military service.<p>Port Coquitlam's …

Military History

The Wars of Mexico Throughout History

Mexico has suffered through several wars in its long history, from the conquest of the Aztecs to World War Two. Here are some of the internal and …

Mexico

What Are the Most Important Events in Latin American History?

Latin America has been always shaped by events as much as by people and leaders. In the long and turbulent history of the region, there are wars, …

Latin America

Why Did Texas Want Independence from Mexico?

Why did Texas want independence from Mexico? On October 2, 1835, rebellious Texans took shots at Mexican soldiers in the town of Gonzales. It was …

Mexico

Veracruz: American Forces Begin the March to Mexico City

The Siege of Veracruz:<p>The siege of Veracruz was an important event during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). The Americans, determined to take the …

Mexico

Mexican-American War: Major General William J. Worth

<b>William Worth - Early Life & Career:</b><p>Born in Hudson, NY on March 1, 1794, Williams Jenkins Worth was the son of Thomas and Abigail Worth. After …

Military History

War of 1812: Battle of York

Battle of York Date & Conflict<p>The Battle of York was fought April 27, 1813, during the War of 1812 (1812-1815).<p>Armies & Commanders<p><b>Americans</b><p>Major …

History

What Were the Major Events of the Mexican-American War?

The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was a brutal conflict between neighbors largely sparked by the US annexation of Texas and desire to take western …

Mexico

California to Mexico City: the Battles of the Mexican-American War

The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was fought from California to Mexico City and many points in between. There were several main engagements: the …

History

Mexican-American War: To the Halls of Montezuma

Previous Page | Contents | Next Page<p><b>Siege of Veracruz</b><p>Rather than have Taylor press further south, Polk called for an invasion of central Mexico …

Military History

War of 1812: Advances in the North & A Capital Burned

1813: Success on Lake Erie, Failure Elsewhere | War of 1812: 101 | 1815: New Orleans & Peace<p>A Changing Landscape<p>As 1813 came to a close, the British …

Military History

Old Fuss and Feathers: General Winfield Scott

Early Life & Career<p>Winfield Scott was born on June 13, 1786 near Petersburg, VA. The son of American Revolution veteran William Scott and Ann Mason, …

Military History

Lost World War I History: Mexico Nearly Invaded America in 1917

It was one hundred years ago when Mexico almost invaded the United States.<p>In January 1917, German foreign secretary Arthur Zimmermann dispatched a …

Military History

History's Emancipator: Did Abraham Lincoln Have "a Drop of Anti-Slavery Blood in His Veins"?

Abraham Lincoln is memorialized in the historical record as "the Great Emancipator." But he came reluctantly to the idea of emancipation. In the …

Liberal View

China imports Western technology while deriding the West

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>A few weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a Soviet-style five-year plan for China’s progress at the Communist Party …

China

How climate change is helping to drive record world migration

The number of migrants across the world is at a record high — 244 million people left their homes in 2015, according to the United Nations. They were …

Climate Change

Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants …

Pakistan

WAID’S WORLD: Truex Jr.’s Championship Earns Wide Fan Approval

While in most cases a NASCAR champion isn’t universally accepted and respected (with, perhaps, the exception of Richard Petty), it seems Martin Truex …

Motorsport

Climate change, inequality, and why we need cycle lanes in South Auckland

<b>Action on climate change is essential, but poorly planned action risks exacerbating inequality, says University of Auckland public health physician</b> …

Climate