Who Was Columbia?

Columbia, originally known as Amérique, was the first Lady of the new world.
Long before there was a Lady Liberty or Uncle Sam, there was Amérique, who… Continue Reading

The Media’s Role in the Spanish-American War

Two NY newspapers got Americans so upset with Spain that the nation went to war.
The press has a lot of influence over the United States. In fact, the… Continue Reading

What is Yellow Journalism?

Unfortunately, many journalists just want to sell headlines, not report the news.
Journalism is supposed to be one of the most honorable professions. In fact, the… Continue Reading

How Does the Sixth Amendment Protect People?

The Sixth Amendment protects the rights of the accused.
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects important rights for people who are… Continue Reading

Jim Crow: The Laws That Replaced Slavery

Slavery was ended after the Civil War, but that didn’t make everyone equal.
After the American Civil War ended and slavery was abolished, black Americans were finally… Continue Reading

Thurgood Marshall: The First Black Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall joined the Supreme Court in 1967.
Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to join the U.S. Supreme Court. He… Continue Reading

Bay Of Pigs: When America Tried to Invade Cuba

The U.S. once tried to invade Cuba. It didn’t work.
The Bay of Pigs invasion was one of the worst foreign policy decisions in… Continue Reading

FDR: The 32nd President

FDR was the 32nd president, serving from 1933 to 1945.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), or FDR, was the 32nd president of the United States… Continue Reading

Martha Washington: The First First Lady

As George Washington’s wife, Martha Washington was the first First Lady.
Martha Washington was an educated woman, skilled business manager, a clever hostess, and the… Continue Reading

The Fifth Amendment: Protection From Unfair Prosecution

The Fifth Amendment: Protection From Unfair Prosecution
The Fifth Amendment is one of the most important parts of the U.S. Constitution.… Continue Reading

Understanding the Schools of Economics

From Austrian Theory to Marxism, there are many schools of thought on economics.
What is economics? It is the science that studies human action. Economists have one… Continue Reading

What Was the Nixon Shock?

Nixon shocked the economy 50 years ago – and it hasn’t been the same since.
Fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon forever changed the United States and international financial… Continue Reading

Understanding the World of Cryptocurrency

What is cryptocurrency, and are they all the same?
Bitcoin became the fastest asset to reach $1 trillion in value. Ethereum is now… Continue Reading

Columbia: The First American Lady

Long before Uncle Sam or Lady Liberty inspired Americans, Lady Columbia was here.
Before the iconic figure of Uncle Sam with his white hair and top hat… Continue Reading

The Spanish-American War and the Media’s Instigation

Newspaper owners William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer helped push America into war with Spain.
The press has a lot of influence over the United States. In fact, the… Continue Reading

Yellow Journalism: A Legacy of Sensationalism

Sensationalism sells – but it can also do great harm.
Journalism is supposed to be one of the most honorable professions. In fact, the… Continue Reading

A Primer on Republics

People often call the U.S. a democracy … it isn’t.
A republic is a government being ruled by representatives voted for and elected by… Continue Reading

The Sixth Amendment: A Person’s Rights in Court

The Sixth Amendment protects the rights to speedy trial, representation, and a fair trial by impartial jury.
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects important rights for people who are… Continue Reading

Jim Crow: Racial Inequality by Law

Long after slavery was ended, black Americans remained forced into poverty by law.
After the American Civil War ended and slavery was abolished, black Americans were finally… Continue Reading

Watergate: Eroding Public Trust in the System

Watergate was so influential all government scandals now end in gate.
From Beachgate to Russiagate, every government scandal now ends with a "gate" suffix. This… Continue Reading

From Austrians to Keynesians – The Schools of Economic Thought

The economics profession has many different schools of thought. What are they?
What is economics? It is the science that studies human action. What is an… Continue Reading

The Nixon Shock 50 Years Later

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Nixon Shock. What was it?
Fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon employed a series of economic measures that significantly… Continue Reading

Bitcoin or Dogecoin? Inside the World of Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, ethereum, and dogecoin are at all-time highs. But what is cryptocurrency?
Bitcoin became the fastest asset to reach $1 trillion in value. Ethereum is now… Continue Reading

Columbia: Uncle Sam’s Forgotten Sister

Lady Columbia inspired Americans for centuries before the Statue of Liberty replaced her.
Before the iconic figure of Uncle Sam with his white hair and top hat… Continue Reading

How Yellow Journalism Helped Start a War

The consequences of dishonesty can be devastating.
The press holds a significant level of influence over the United States. In fact,… Continue Reading

Eisenhower’s Warning: Beware the Military-Industrial Complex

In his farewell address, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower outlined his growing concerns of the military-industrial complex.
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower expressed his concerns about it. Former President Donald Trump… Continue Reading

When Journalism Stops Being Journalism

Journalism is supposed to be about facts, but yellow journalism is all about sensationalism.
Journalism is supposed to be one of the most honorable professions. In fact, the… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About a Republic – If You Can Keep it

The United States system of government is based on republican principles.
Benjamin Franklin, a true renaissance man of his era, left the 1787 Constitutional Convention… Continue Reading

The Sixth Amendment: The Rights of the Accused

The Sixth Amendment protects the people from being exploited by a complicated judicial system.
The Sixth Amendment protects important rights for people who are accused of committing a… Continue Reading

Jim Crow: The Era of Oppression After Slavery

Even after slavery was made illegal, racial inequality was not.
After the American Civil War concluded and slavery was abolished, black Americans were finally… Continue Reading