The Founding Fathers: A Look at their Lives and Legacies.
The United States of America is a country that was founded by men who had specific visions for the future. They wanted to establish a nation where equality would be guaranteed for all, regardless of race, creed, or station in life. These men were not only brilliant political minds but also deeply religious individuals who […]
The Clinton Years in America: scandals, impeachment, and the rise of neoliberalism
Ever since Bill Clinton became the first Democratic president in two decades, the United States has been gripped by scandal. In office from 1993 to 2001, Clinton was plagued by a litany of sexual scandals. He is also remembered for his failure to reform the healthcare system and his handling of the aftermath of the […]
Are We a Christian Nation?
Is America a Christian nation? The answer to this question lies in its history. The founding fathers were devout Christians, who believed that the nation needed to reflect the values of Christianity. John Quincy Adams, who was president from 1825 to 1829, stated: “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It […]
What Is Patriotism?
Patriotism is one of the most widely-debated topics in modern culture. It’s hard to talk about, or even think about, and that makes it a perfect subject for discussion in any group of people. Patriotism covers a wide range of subjects, from its general definition to the specific types of patriotism associated with certain countries […]
How Much Freedom Should Americans Give Up for Security?
The question on everyone’s mind regarding the recent terror attacks in New York City and Philadelphia is whether we can afford to give up any of our liberties to improve security. But what kind of freedoms should be sacrificed? Should we eliminate privacy laws or increase surveillance? How much freedom do we need to sacrifice […]
What Does the Constitution Mean to You?
Today, many Americans are questioning the validity of their country’s governing document. After all, it was written more than two centuries ago by a group of white men who never even lived in our modern world. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a constitution written specifically for our modern times? Well, you’re in luck […]
American Presidents Ranked from Worst to Best.
The office of the President of the United States is one of the most important in the world and has been for nearly 150 years. As commander-in-chief of the military, as well as head of state, the president embodies the country’s highest ideals. So when a leader fails to live up to these lofty standards, […]
Martin Luther King Jr.: Hero or Traitor?
On the evening of April 4th, 1968, while watching a televised speech by civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his home was bombed. The attack killed King instantly and left his wife and children devastated. Over time, more details about the event have come to light; some people believe that Dr. King was […]
The Civil Rights Movement in America: A Triumph or a Tragedy?
The Civil Rights Movement was a massive social movement in the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s that sought equality for African Americans. This branch of American history encompasses many different events and movements, but it is most famous for Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the 1963 March […]
Slavery in America: A History Forgotten or Ignored?
The history of slavery in the United States is a long and painful one, with countless atrocities committed both by slave owners and enslaved blacks. However, people often tend to forget about this part of U.S. history when discussing or writing about other topics that are more relevant to modern society such as racial discrimination, […]