The 20th Amendment: Shortening the Lame Duck Period

Thanks to the 20th Amendment, power changes hands much faster than it once did.
The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution might not seem very important. It just… Continue Reading

All About Presidential Debates

A look at the history and importance of debates.
When elections are coming up these days, its common for the presidential candidates to… Continue Reading

The History of Slavery

People have been taking other people as slaves since the first cities and nations… Continue Reading

Why Israel and Palestine Fight

Why isn’t there peace in the Middle East?
President Donald Trump recently announced a peace deal with Israel and the United Arab… Continue Reading

The Vice Presidency and How It Has Changed

The vice presidency today is very different from the early days of the Republic.
“I am Vice President. In this I am nothing, but I may be everything.”… Continue Reading

Germany and the US: From War to Peace

Can the lessons of history help us deal with bullies?
History is full of war all over the world. Often, one war leads to… Continue Reading

Political National Conventions

What makes them so important?
Every four years, the Republican Party and Democratic Party hold their national conventions. This… Continue Reading

Prohibition: When Alcohol Was Illegal

The government banned alcohol for 13 years, but it failed to end drunkenness.
Alcohol is highly regulated in the United States today, but did you know it… Continue Reading

Lewis and Clark: Exploring the New Land

After the Louisiana Purchase, someone had to explore the new territory.
The United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803, which doubled the… Continue Reading

From WW2 to Today: Dealing with Bullies

Only one man was brave enough to stand up to Hitler.
During the years leading up to the most terrible conflict in history, one man… Continue Reading

Inflation: What Is It, and How Bad Is It?

Inflation is set to rise in the United States – but is that good or bad?
After the Coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, Congress passed stimulus and relief packages… Continue Reading

The 20th Amendment: Taking a Little More Power From the Lame Ducks

With a shortened lame duck period, fewer changes can be made by politicians who don’t have voters to answer to.
The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution might seem like no big deal, as… Continue Reading

Polls – How Reliable Are They?

Polling has become an important part of elections – but why?
For a long time, people have believed that the major polls indicated who was… Continue Reading

Presidential Debates – Going for the Undecided Votes

What can we expect from the 2020 presidential debate?
Debate History Today, we see presidential debates as a big part of the election… Continue Reading

Building Societies – What Does it Take?

What does it take to build a successful society? The history of Athens shows how hard it is.
America has seen many protests in recent weeks, and there are many people eager… Continue Reading

Stock Splits Explained

What is a stock split, and why are Apple and Tesla doing it?
Six months can make a huge difference in the stock market. After the Coronavirus… Continue Reading

Has the Media Made America More Divided?

Thanks to media bias and fake news, Americans just don’t trust the press anymore.
The folks at Gallup are saying 86% of respondents to a recent “American Views”… Continue Reading

Antifa and Black Lives Matter: The New Red Guard?

What do Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the Chinese Communist Red Guard have in common?
Throughout history, tyrannies have been built on a passionate youth searching for meaning through… Continue Reading

Slavery: An Ancient Evil That Still Exists Today

Slavery still hasn’t been removed from the world.
From the earliest civilizations, people have taken others as slaves. Most people in the… Continue Reading

The Story Behind the Israel-Palestine Conflict

There has been fighting in the Middle East since Israel declared its independence – but why?
President Donald Trump recently announced a peace agreement with Israel and the United Arab… Continue Reading

What’s Inflation and Is It a Normal Part of Society?

The United States is set to become an inflation nation, but what does that mean?
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed multi-trillion-dollar stimulus and relief packages… Continue Reading

The 20th Amendment: How Long Does a Lame Duck Need?

With the 20th Amendment, outgoing politicians don’t have quite as long to move out as they once did.
What is so important about the 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution? At… Continue Reading

Polls – Scientific Predictions or Basic Guesses?

Polls often make or break political campaigns. How reliable are they, and what does history show us?
Polls have long been considered the mathematical equivalent of “make it or break it”… Continue Reading

Presidential Debates – Making or Breaking Campaigns

With the 2020 presidential debates coming up, what can we expect to see by looking at history?
Many voters look forward to the presidential debates every four years. But the origin… Continue Reading

The Right to Federal Funding: Is It Constitutionally Protected?

Trump threatens the funding of states that refuse to stop the riots, and NY plans to sue.
President Trump wants to cut funding to states that will not or cannot control… Continue Reading

Athens: What It Takes to Build a Successful Society

Protesting and rioting is easy – actually building a better society takes work.
America has seen many protests in recent weeks, and there are many people eager… Continue Reading

Apple and Tesla Split – What Is a Stock Split?

Does it really make the company more affordable to investors?
What a difference six months make in the stock market. After a meltdown during… Continue Reading

Is Toxic Media to Blame for the Political Divide?

Americans no longer trust journalists to give them the news without bias.
The number-crunching pollsters at Gallup are saying 86% of respondents to a recent “American… Continue Reading

Mao’s Red Guard and Today’s Young Protesters

Today’s protests are nothing new – we’ve seen this thought policing before.
Throughout history, tyrannies have been built on a passionate youth searching for meaning, channeling… Continue Reading

Slavery: It’s as Old as Civilization Itself

Slavery has been around since the earliest civilizations – and it still exists today.
From the earliest civilizations, people have taken others as slaves. Most people in the… Continue Reading