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New Nixon and Youth Politics, 1968

By Seth Blumenthal from processhistory.org

Running for president in 1968, Richard Nixon offered a flattering view of the nation’s youth, those Americans born during or after World War II. 350 more words

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Why was South Vietnam's President Ngo Dinh Diem assassinated in 1963?

As 1960 drew to a close, Ngo Dinh Diem remained the president of South Vietnam. He had successfully thwarted a coup attempt against his government. The United States, at least publicly, supported the Diem presidency. 207 more words

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Understanding Reconstruction - A Historiography

As the United States entered the 20th century, Reconstruction slowly receded into popular memory. Historians began to debate its results. William Dunning and John W. Burgess led the first group to offer a coherent and structured argument. 319 more words

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What are the Origins of the Abolitionist Movement?

The movement toward the abolition of the system of enslavement has been remembered as one of the great humanitarian initiatives in modern history. Occurring as it did in a world that was rent by the slaveholding republics and empires of America and Western Europe, abolition was in some ways “anti-modern” in that in sprung from those intellectuals and moralists who denied that progress benefits us all if it comes at a human cost. 310 more words

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Why They Won't Impeach Trump

Vice-President and Mrs Pence

The little storm in a teacup that brewed yesterday is a hint at what kind of President Mike Pence would be. The… 35 more words

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Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin.

Today is the 313th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin on Milk Street in Boston, Massachusetts. As arguably the greatest American who has ever lived, Franklin has been mentioned on this blog numerous times and received extensive biographies in… 768 more words

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Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb - Book Review

Originally Published on Videri.org

Ronald Takaki’s book Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Bomb explores the decision-making process that led up to America’s use of nuclear weapons against Japan in World War II. 261 more words

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