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There are various Asian creation myths that are passed on to try to explain how the Earth came to be. Learn about these creation legends.
Over 80,000 people flocked to California in 1848 for the gold rush, but what exactly was it and how was it discovered?
The Cold War was the result of tension between communist and capitalist societies. The arms race, the space race and NATO came into being because of it. Glasnost and Perestroika changed the USSR and helped end the Cold War.
The circumstances leading up to World War I are politically complex. Here are the causes:
A historical account of the causes of World War II. It highlights the political/social events which led up to the start of the conflict.
Early American iron ore was smelted all over the country using ancient methods. Iron was necessary when blacksmiths were essential to everyday life.
How to organize and run a Festival of the Trees, Christmas time fund-raiser.
Musicals are the most popular form of theater. This article takes you on a brief history of musical theater, from the early Ziegfeld Follies shows to the modern Disney blockbusters.
This article will walk you through the dusty halls of history and teach you how Shakespeare's Theater influenced modern theater.
Stetson Hats are a part of western American culture and history. Many people own one as a way of remembering that culture and celebrating it.
The history of taxation. Income taxation already existed since the early years. There was a higher authority collecting a portion of wealth and properties from the people.
Learn the history of Thanksgiving. The first official Thanksgiving here in America in recorded history was celebrated by the Pilgrims during their second winter of 1621.
A history of where the names of the months came from, including Julius and Augustus Caesar, and the word origins used.
The Pony Express was short lived but managed to make a major impact on American history as well as open up a new frontier for our mail system.
There were several reasons for the Northern victory at Gettysburg. Solid generals and land would be the main factors. This battle would prove to be a turning point in the war after the South had won most of the previous battles on the eastern theater.
'Festival of the Dead' sounds like a spooky and serious festival but in actual fact it is one of the most popular and colourful. What is it and why does it have the name it does?
Learn the history of the Korean war. Recently declassified documents shed light on the causes of the Korean War.
Brief description of the mythological account of the origins of the Trojan War
A look into America's Criminal Justice system and how parole is not working, and what needs to be done to fix the problems with recidivity.
The State of Florida has continually denied the convict a chance for a better life. They have sold him to labor for private industries and have not utilized the systems in place to such as Liberal Arts Education and Vocational Rehabilitation to assist the convict in becoming a functioning member of society.
Description of the revolt in 1857 against British rule in India. This revolt virtually brought freedom to India and became the source of inspiration for the future Indians to bring back Freedom in India.
The Seneca Falls convention of 1848 was the first womens rights convention. This is the story of how the conference happened.
Space Exploration: The history of space exploration starting from the Russian Sputnik to the Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin’s landing on moon.
Stained glass windows and designs decorate ancient churches, modern buildings and homes alike. Discover more about this ancient and beautiful art.
Learn the fascinating history of bullfighting.
Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Alamo Plaza is the most famous spot in Texas. In 1836, 189 defenders died after repeated attacks by the Mexican army. Today it is a serene shrine to their memory that presents 300 years of Texas history.
Find out how the First Balkan Wars of the twentieth century unfolded, and how ultimately they acted as a catalyst for World War One.
The Battle of Little Bighorn was by far one of the most tragic examples of human violence in history. Learn more about it.
The Indian Battle of Washita was a result of a direct and unwavering encroachment on the Indians’ rights, but several other factors were involved.
A brief overview of the events that took place at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7th, 1941.
Learn how and why Britain went from being a major force in the atlantic slave trade, to demanding the total abolition of slavery.
Learn about the exxon valdez disaster. How did it happen and what legacy has it left?
The history behind what we now know as St. Valentines day
Learn the history of the emancipation proclamation. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. It transformed the war but in actuality did not free a single slave.
This article reveals the history of the french Revolution. The article including information about the heroes of this era like the Montesquieu, Napolean Bonaparte, Robespierre, Turgot, Nicker, Colon...
The history of the industrial revolution in America: the Industrial Revolution, which began in Great Britain and eventually found its way to America, had both positive and negative consequences.
A controversial look at how the "Great Potato Famine" of Ireland in the 19th century. It was not a famine as there was plenty of food other than potatoes. The British government stood idly by and let millions of Irish die in what is now being called genocide.
Memorial Day is a special day to honor those who gave their lives in battle and their family members.
Learn the origins of halloween. Halloween means children and adults wearing costumes and trick-or-treating. Ancient Celtic beliefs and European folklore gave All Hallow's Eve a darker aspect.
It was lauded as the missing link to finally prove evolution as factual. Within years, though, it would be recognised for what it was - the most outrageous scientific hoax ever perpetuated.
The history of the Russian Revolution. Covering all major incidents like the Bloody Sunday, and the heroes of this revolution like the Lenin, Nicholas II, Rasputiin, Father Gapon, Leo Tolstoy, Pushkin, Maxim Gorky...
The Salem witch craft trials that took place in 1692. Twenty-four men and women died as a result of accustions of witch craft and devil worshipping. Learn about the history of Salem.
The night of June 28th, 1969 began another portion of the civil rights movement in America: the gay rights movement.
The history of various forms of transportation in America, specifically focusing on how the railroads contributed to the expansion of America.
Insights into the Kent State shooting and what really happened.
The Black Plague is the most famous example of an epidemic of Bubonic/Pnuemonic Plague. Yersinia Pestis, the causative agent, is still with us today.
An overveiw of Marxism and some citations and analyses of Karl Marx's political and philsophical writings.
May Day is a celebration honored throughout Europe. Its origins date back to pre-Christian agricultural rituals.
Understand what the Interstate Commerce Commission is and what they do.
Discover the history of the World War I- how the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand set off the political mayhem known as the 'July crisis'.
Ifit were not for the intervention of the United States, Adolf Hitler would have taken complete control of Europe, and maybe even the world.