American History

What We Can Learn About Trump From His Favorite President, Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson

Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month …

Russia

Massachusetts Historical Society: the Beehive

“Legible only to myself”: John Quincy Adams’s Shorthand<p>By Gwen Fries, Adams Papers<p>A line in John Quincy Adams’s 1788 diary is the earliest example of …

John Quincy Adams

From Around the World, An Urgent and Unified Plea to Avert War on Korean Peninsula

President Donald Trump<br>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson<br>Secretary of Defense James Mattis<br>H.R. McMaster, National Security Council<p>April 26, 2017<p>Dear …

North Korea

How Trump Can Deter Russia And All Of America’s Other Enemies

Even the word “deterrence” sounds musty. A Cold War construct, deterrence was a complicated theory and then a collection of evolving policies that …

Cold War

Women in World War I -- Pins & Buttons

Pins & Buttons<p>Much like the use of military insignia to identify its wearer by association with an organization and his/her achievements, the pins …

History

1992 LA Riots & The Black Community Today.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) This weekend marks 100 days of the Trump administration. This milestone also coincides with a very …

Sociology

S.C. pol wants slave memorial removed if Confederate symbol nixed

A South Carolina Republican running for US Congress is calling for the removal of a memorial to African American slaves.

South Carolina

Charles Krauthammer, Fox Panellist, Jokes He Still Isn't Over The War Of 1812

A Washington Post columnist joked that after insulting most of its friends, it's about time the U.S. started a fight with Canada.<br>"I think after …

War Of 1812

‘Mad Anne’ Bailey was a frontier warrior and Revolutionary War hero who got wilder with age

This was one settler who wouldn’t settle down<p>She astounded her fellow soldiers. She puzzled her neighbors. Native Americans avoided her.<p>Anne Bailey’s …

History

Confederate memorials have no place in American society. Good riddance

City officials in New Orleans are finally removing Confederacy-era monuments. But this is not a call for collective amnesia about our past<p>Under the cover of darkness early on Monday morning, workers in Louisiana took down the first of four Confederate memorials in New Orleans, which city officials …

American Civil War

45 Things People With Periods Do While Bleeding

Try to get on our level.<p>Posted on April 25, 2017, 17:00 GMT<p><b>1. Perform heart surgery to save someone’s life while simultaneously losing ounces of your own blood.</b><p>2. Go to work and not call out sick, even though your cramps are making you double over in pain.<p><b>3. Walk up 10 flights of stairs when the</b> …

Battle of Gettysburg

AMC sets premiere date for final season of Turn: Washington's Spies

The fourth and final season of <i>Turn: Washington’s Spies</i> will return to AMC with a two-hour premiere on June 17.<p>The Revolutionary War series most recently dramatized the 1780 treachery of Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) at West Point, the execution of romantic British spymaster John André (JJ Feild), …

TV

The U.S. Will Soon Embark on an Epic Nuclear Arms Modernization

Will America keep its nuclear triad of missiles, bombers, and submarines?<p>Newly appointed Department of Energy chief and former Texas governor Rick Perry has a big job on his hands—figuring out how to effectively modernize America's nuclear arsenal. It's an enormous task that involves rebuilding …

Cold War

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<i>This post is part of our online roundtable on Black Women and the Politics of Respectability.</i><p>Since the day she refused to give up her seat on a bus …

Black History

Air Force F-35s deployed to Russia's doorstep in Estonia

Two U.S. F-35A aircraft arrived on Russia’s doorstep in Estonia on Tuesday amid heightened tensions between Russia and the U.S.<p>The F-35As, and approximately 20 supporting airmen, are participating in a training deployment to Europe, according to the Air Force. The deployment had been planned in …

Military

Media Advisory: General Lee’s Gettysburg Headquarters House To Open For Arbor Day

<b>(Gettysburg, Pa.)</b> – On Friday, April 28, the Civil War Trust will hold a special open house at Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters. The house and …

Battle of Gettysburg

Harvard, Stanford, Ohio State presidents fret about federal funding and immigration

WASHINGTON -- The presidents of three of the country’s top research universities gathered for a public discussion Tuesday, dedicating some of their …

Education

The Beguiled shot at the same New Orleans plantation as Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Sofia Coppola’s <i>The Beguiled</i> may be a historical thriller set at the height of the Civil War, but it also has an unexpected tie to musical history, too.<p>Based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 novel (which was previously adapted into the 1971 Clint Eastwood film), <i>The Beguiled</i> centers on the Miss Martha …

Movies

Putin's Russia shouldn't win with missile cheats: Column

Barry M. Blechman<p>A U.S. carrier, missile destroyer and missile cruiser in Singapore on April 4, 2017.<p>MCS 2nd Class Z.A. Landers, AFP/Getty Images<p>In its latest “in your face” assault on international law, Russia has developed and now deployed operationally an intermediate-range cruise missile — a …

Cold War

‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’ Gets Season 4 Premiere Date; AMC Unveils Key Art

AMC has slotted 9 PM Saturday, June 17, for the two-hour premiere of the fourth and final season of its Revolutionary War drama <i>Turn: Washington’s</i> …

TV Series

Canada's 150th? It's been around longer than that

Print<p>I am amazed by continued references to this being the year of Canada’s 150th birthday.<p>Even federal government websites and CBC house ads urge us …

Canada

Museum Of American Revolution Debuts, Puts Politics In Perspective

It’s been a difficult 100 days.<p>For many, the first months of the Trump presidency have threatened fundamental American principles and the integrity …

History

Trump Administration Takes Aim at America’s National Monuments with Executive Order

This executive order targets the Antiquities Act of 1906, which permits presidents to declare federal lands, already owned by all Americans, as …

National Parks

Weekly Book Signings at The White House History Shop

Date04/28/2017 - 06/16/2017Time12:00pm - 2:00pmDaysFridaysLocationThe White House History Shop 1610 H Street NW Washington DC 20006 …

History

James Madison on the need for the “separation of powers” because “men are not angels,” Federalist 51 (1788)

In <i>Federalist Paper</i> no. 51 James Madison (1751-1836) worrries about how to create institutions which would check personal ambition and the …

James Madison

Much-loved 'George Washington oak tree' cut down

<b>A 600-year-old oak tree where President George Washington once picnicked has been cut down after starting to show signs of its age.</b><p>Working under a grey cloudy sky on Monday, crews in a New Jersey town cut down limbs and pieces of trunk as community members looked on.<p>"Everybody knows Basking Ridge …

George Washington

The 14th: A Civil War-era amendment has become a mini-Constitution for modern times

• Home<br>• In-Depth Reporting<br>• The 14th: A Civil War-era amendment has become…<p>Cover Story<p>John Bingham. Photo Illustration by Brenan Sharp.<p>John A. Bingham …

Constitutional Law

Several States Still Celebrate 'Confederate Memorial Day'

Here’s your annual reminder that there are still a handful of states in America that celebrate the former existence of the Confederacy, a dark …

Holidays

Why Early America Was Obsessed With Wooden Nutmegs

Although today we’re primarily familiar with nutmeg as a powder that comes in little plastic bottles, it’s actually the pit of the fruit of a tree …

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