Today we inaugurate a new president. For half the country, it's a day to celebrate. For the other half, it's a day to mourn. It's either the end of a nightmare or the beginning of one, a brand new day or the end of the world. There is no middle ground. Not anymore. And that, … Continue reading The End of the World..Or The Beginning?
Happy Birthday to the United States of America! Wait...what? America's birthday is generally accepted to be July 4. Independence Day. A day filled with hot dogs, fireworks, and flags. The day our founding fathers banded together to declare independence from Great Britain, marking the end of colonial rule and the birth of a new … Continue reading Will the REAL Independence Day Please Stand Up?
New York City was dirty. Fueled by rapid industrial and population growth, by the early 1930s New York City had swelled to almost seven million people. Immigrants seeking a better life, rural Americans seeking better pay, and hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life seeking the fun, excitement, and culture of a … Continue reading The Dust Bowl Takes on NYC
When and where was JFK assassinated? Chances are you can spout off the city (Dallas) and date (November 22, 1963) without blinking an eye. How about Lincoln? Ford's Theater, April 15, 1865. Alright then. How about William McKinley? .... .... Who? William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was fatally wounded by an … Continue reading The Forgotten Assassination