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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, […]
How Should We Remember 9/11? An Anniversary Essay.
September 11th, 2001 marked the start of a new era of anti-American sentiment. In the lead-up to that fateful day, American citizens were treated with increased suspicion as they went about their routine. The public became more aware of and sensitive to acts of terrorism. And as a result, all things Islamic took a hit […]
What Will Happen Under Donald Trump’s Presidency?
As the results of the 2016 presidential election became clear, Americans across the country sat up and took notice. The race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump was undeniably one of the most contentious in recent memory. That’s not to say that there weren’t […]
Barack Obama’s Presidency: Hope and Change or More of the Same?
The final days of Barack Obama’s presidency will be marked by a flurry of activity as the outgoing commander-in-chief and his family depart the White House on Friday. The Obamas are set to leave 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with a few parting gifts, including the most consequential: their legacy. After two terms in office, Mr. Obama […]
George W Bush and the Iraq War: A Disaster for America?
During the election campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump promised to end America’s wars. However, this has not been the case under his presidency. He has upped the ante on these wars. Following Trump’s announcement that he would increase military spending by $54 billion and launch a new branch of the military known as Space Force — […]
Ronald Reagan and the Conservative Revolution in America.
Conservative American politics has been on the ascendant for decades now. It is the dominant force within the country’s ruling elite, and it is set on changing America fundamentally. We’re witnessing the implementation of a conservative revolution in America that has seen radical changes in its political, cultural, and economic structure since Ronald Reagan was […]
Watergate and the Fall of Richard Nixon.
The Watergate Scandal, also known as the Nixon Watergate scandal or the Checkers Speech, is widely considered to be one of the most important events in American history that led to the downfall of a president. It all started when then-President Richard Nixon lost a checkers game with his two children at Camp David. The […]
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