Montana: The 41st State

Montana Joined the Union November 8, 1889.
Montana entered the Union as the 41st state on November 8, 1889. The first… Continue Reading

Grover Cleveland: The 22nd President

Cleveland was the first Democrat elected after the Civil War.
Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837 – 1908) was the 22nd president of the United States.… Continue Reading

The Declaration of Independence ‘Rough Draught’ Revealed

The Library of Congress has shared scans of the microfilm of Thomas Jefferson’s original thoughts on independence.
When the leaders of the British colonies in America couldn’t stand being ruled by… Continue Reading

What Does the Right to Assemble Cover?

The First Amendment doesn’t protect violence.
The right to gather together is one of the most important rights we have,… Continue Reading

Missouri: The 24th State

Missouri joined the Union in 1821.
Missouri, the “Show Me State,” was named after the tribe Missouris. The first explorers… Continue Reading

Chester A. Arthur: The 21st President

Chester A. Arthur became president after James Garfield was assassinated.
Chester A. Arthur (1829 – 1886) became the 21st president in 1881. History tells… Continue Reading

Trump and Biden: What Do They Want?

Two men want to be America’s next president – what do they stand for?
The 2020 election will take place in November. Two people will compete to become… Continue Reading

Mississippi: The 20th State

Mississippi joined the United States in 1817 – only to leave again in 1861.
Mississippi joined the Union in 1817, becoming the 20th state. It’s also called “The… Continue Reading

The National Guard Explained

The Guard is used to protect citizens in many ways – and it has been around a lot longer than you might think.
The National Guard has been in the news a lot over the last 18… Continue Reading

Police Powers Explained

The police have a lot of power, but they have to follow the rules.
Police officers have a lot of power, and a lot of freedom on how… Continue Reading

Is School Choice the Best Choice?

Will school choice mean true educational equality?
What Is ‘School Choice’? School choice refers to the right of parents and guardians… Continue Reading

Montana: The Treasure State

Enough gold and gems have been mined in Montana for it to earn the nickname Treasure State.
Montana entered the Union as the 41st state on November 8, 1889. Many of… Continue Reading

Grover Cleveland: A President of Principle

“What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something?”
Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837 – 1908) was the 22nd president of the United States.… Continue Reading

Declaration of Independence “Rough Draught” Now on Microfilm

Jefferson’s first draft was wordier, but it gives a deeper understanding of his beliefs.
When the leaders of the British colonies in America decided it was time to… Continue Reading

Immigration Reform and DACA

Most Americans support DACA – and still it’s a politicized issue.
How Did It Begin? DACA stands for Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, an executive… Continue Reading

The First Amendment and the Right to Assemble

Are riots and autonomous zones protected by the First Amendment?
The right to assemble is one of our most treasured civil rights. It is… Continue Reading

Missouri: The Unwilling Slave State

Thanks to the Missouri Compromise, this state entered the Union as slave, despite most residents being anti-slavery.
Missouri, the “Show Me State,” was named after the tribe Missouris. The first European… Continue Reading

Chester A. Arthur: A One Term President

Arthur assumed the presidency after Garfield’s assassination – and never ran for re-election.
Chester A. Arthur (1829 – 1886) became the 21st president in 1881. His presidency… Continue Reading

Historical Statues: Should They Stay or Go?

Protesters try to tear down monuments – what effect will this have on the U.S.?
It is impossible to separate the death of George Floyd from the cries for… Continue Reading

Trump Vs. Biden: What Do They Stand For?

Which policies will Americans vote for in the 2020 election?
The 2020 contest between President Trump and Joe Biden has taken a step back… Continue Reading

School Choice: America’s Proposed Education Solution

Is school choice America’s chance at education equality for the future?
What Is ‘School Choice’? School choice refers to the right of parents and guardians… Continue Reading

The New Investor Trends in the Post-Coronavirus Economy

Thanks to the pandemic, millions more are investing.
For a lot of millennials, it has been hard getting into the stock market. When… Continue Reading

Montana: An Ironically Named State

Montana means “mountainous region,” but it has the lowest elevation of any Rocky Mountain state.
Montana entered the Union as the 41st state on November 8, 1889. Many of… Continue Reading

Grover Cleveland: The Guardian President

Cleveland used his veto power more than any other president in history aside from FDR.
Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837 – 1908) was the 22nd president of the United States.… Continue Reading

The Declaration of Independence You Probably Never Knew

There was so much more to the idea of a free America than the final draft shows.
When the leaders of the British colonies in America decided to send King George… Continue Reading

DACA Dilemma: The Pawn in Immigration Reform

How Dreamers became America’s most significant immigration concern.
How Did It Begin? One of the most significant parts of President Barack Obama’s… Continue Reading

What Kinds of Protest are Protected in the U.S.?

In light of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, what does our right to assemble ultimately cover?
The right to assemble is one of our most treasured civil rights as a… Continue Reading

Missouri: Home of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was inspired by Twain’s time as a river boat pilot on the Mississippi.
Missouri, the “Show Me State,” was named after the tribe Missouris. Long before the… Continue Reading

Chester A. Arthur: From Distrusted to Respected

“No man ever entered the Presidency so profoundly and widely distrusted, and no one ever retired … more generally respected.”
Chester A. Arthur (1829 – 1886) became the 21st president in 1881. His presidency… Continue Reading

The Legacy of Confederate Statues: Should we Keep Them?

Debate about their value and importance goes further than intended.
It is impossible to separate the death of George Floyd from the cries for… Continue Reading