There is very little of the original White House left. Built in 1792, it has suffered 3 disasters over the past 200 years. Here's what's left of the original.
Category - American History
Vermont is our 14th state. It was the first state to join the union after the American Revolution, and residents of Vermont fought for both the British and the Americans in that war. However, Vermont...
There was a brief period of time when Texas was an independent country. This was a ten-year period between March 2, 1836, and February 19, 1846, after Texas won its independence from Mexico. Many...
Right after the end of the American Revolution, our nation was organized under the Articles of Confederation. This created a loose coalition of states that were essentially independent nations that...
Back in the late 1600’s, tensions between New England colonists and Indians were growing due to expansion by the colonists into Indian territory, and their general bad treatment by the...
Daylight Savings Time is an idea that has been around for more than 100 years, and was implemented nationwide in Germany a little over a century ago. Here is its history, and how (and why) it is used...
San Francisco is known as one of America’s loveliest tourist destinations. The bustling city offers lovely natural scenery, stunning Bay Views and a variety of interesting sites. During one of our...
What were the Orphan Trains and what did they do for children? It's an intriguing story. It's considered the precursor to modern foster care in America.
What is a pepperoni roll, and why might it be important to your genealogical research? Discover all about this food and its connection to genealogy here.
Are you interested in American history? You will love these five sites that represent some of the best-preserved landmarks the nation has to offer.
You've probably heard of Calamity Jane. But how much of her real life story do you know? While much of her life is still speculation, what we do know is wild.
Leif Eriksson was the first known European to set foot in North America, approximately 500 years before Columbus. Here's this Viking's fascinating story.
Who was James A. Garfield, other than America’s 20th president? He is mostly remembered for being assassinated while in office, but there is so much more to this highly accomplished man than that one...
Today's modern telecommunications have origins reaching back almost 200 years. We can than the telegraph and Morse code. Here's the story of their invention.
Did you know women played a large and important roles in the Civil War? They did. And it wasn't just by keeping the home fires burning. They were real soldiers.
The West froze during the winter of 1886-1887. Here's the story.
Do you have Japanese American ancestry? If so, learn more about Japanese internment during WWII, and records concerning the real people involved.
What was the Oregon Trail? Here's what you need to know about this important part of American History, and how you can discover whether your ancestors traveled it.
The history of passports in the United States is an interesting one, and one that may assist with your genealogical research. Here's what you need to know.
Do you know where the rock in the Plymouth Rock monument originates? Is it really the place Pilgrims first set foot in America? Here's the real story.
Did the Pilgrims really have the first American Thanksgiving, or does the honor belong to someone else? It all depends on how you look at it.
The Biltmore Estate is a unique and beautiful piece of American architecture, with a fascinating history. Here's why you should make a point to visit it.
Theodore Roosevelt is an American icon and one of our better-known presidents. This is the story of how he became that way, going from rich boy to cowboy.
You've probably grown up watching television. But, did you ever wonder how it was invented? Or, who invented it? It's a fascinating story. Here are the details.
Do you know the story of the Wright brothers? They are the inventors of controlled, manned flight. This is their story, and how they became aviation pioneers.
Are you interested in the Confederate flag, for genealogical or historical reasons? Here is the real history of the flag and how it came to be.
The Missouri area experienced a devastating earthquake in 1811. Here's what effect the earthquake had on the area, and why there was even a large earthquake there in the first place.
Why did some Native Americans already know European languages when the English began colonizing northeastern North America in the early 1600’s? The reason is that they’d been interacting...
The telephone was invented earlier than most people may realize. By 1900, it was already present in some private households.
Mail order brides were popular in the Old West in the United States. Here's why, and why so many women decided to become them.