It is impossible to study western culture without eventually getting an understanding of the Ancient Greeks. The ancient Greeks influenced much of the ancient world with their arts, government, philosophy, and language. [Read more…]
An American History Timeline can be broken up into seventeen eras if time. Each era is defined by an event that led to some sort of change whether it be social or economic. [Read more…]
The Aztecs were one of the thriving civilizations that were located in the New World when the Europeans first came. Much like the western civilizations their rise to become a dominant power in the region was gradual and took centuries to develop. When the Aztec civilization collapsed it left a vacuum that would be filled with the Spanish and eventual European powers. These natives would eventually blend into the new rulers of the New World and their heritage and DNA would never be pure again. Here is a look at a timeline of their rise to power and eventual fall. [Read more…]
The War of 1812 is often viewed as the war that should have been avoided and since it sits in between the American Revolution, Civil War, and to a lesser extend the Mexican-American War it is often forgotten. However its significance should not be overlooked. While it certainly was not a productive war in terms of border expansion, but did play a large role in organizing the United States Army for future military actions. [Read more…]
Shelby Cooke said it best when he described what the Civil War meant to American History:
The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things… It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads.
It is amazing to me that a war that was fought over 150 years ago still effects our lives today. That is the effect of the Civil War. It set the stage for many things that would come later such as Civil Rights and Women’s Rights. It obliterated the southern economy which would not see a resurrection until World War 2. [Read more…]