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America's Forgotten History

US History
12.7k viewsWhen Their Employees Protested, The Rockefeller Family Struck Back With The Deadly Ludlow MassacreWhen studying the bloody history of unions in the US, Ludlow Massacre facts reveal a horrific act of violence that changed the lan...
History
75.1k viewsThat Time In US History An Army Of Child Laborers Went To War Against Tycoons - And WonYou may have seen the Disney movie Newsies, featuring a teenaged Christian Bale, and know all the lyrics to "Seize the Day." It's ...
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1.5k votersEvents In American History Our Teachers Never Taught Us AboutThough a relatively young nation, the United States boasts some fascinating history. Of course, it's impossible to squeeze every i...
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208.3k viewsMistakes That Created Modern AmericaThe biggest political mistakes of both the past and present are debated ceaselessly, but governance-related blunders aren’t the on...
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23.4k viewsWar Plan Red: An Inside Look At The United States' Plan To Invade CanadaThe invasion of Canada by the United States of America seems like something that belongs in fiction, but it's the exact scenario l...
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9.9k viewsDid General Motors Plot To Undermine Public Transit So People Would Buy Cars?Have you ever wondered what ever happened to street cars? Seriously, they were like everywhere 100 years ago. These days, you're l...
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21.7k views10 Brutal Facts About How Horrible Life Was In The Pittsburgh Steel MillsBy 1900, the US was the largest producer of steel in the world, and Pittsburgh, PA, was the heart of the industry. So many workers...
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5.1k viewsThe Monumental Disaster Of Post-Katrina NOLA And The Feds Who Profited From ItIn the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a huge opportunity opened up for the less moral members of society to take advantage of the...
NASCAR
7.3k viewsHow Moonshining Led Directly To NASCAR In Just A Few Easy StepsMany people may not realize this, but NASCAR and moonshine go hand in hand. How? Pretty directly - in fact, the early days of NASC...
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32.4k viewsThe US Government Created  A Fake Neighborhood To Test Out Nuclear WeaponsOn March 17, 1953, the United States government carried out one of a series of nuclear tests in the desert outside of Las Vegas, N...
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6.1k viewsWhite Supremacists In North Carolina Carried Out America's Only Successful Coup D’ÉtatAfter Black voters helped elevate Black politicians to power, white supremacists protested "Negro Rule." They called Black men rap...
Buildings/Attractions
221.8k viewsThere's A Failed Mount Rushmore In The Middle Of VirginiaBetween the Statue of Liberty in New York and South Dakota's Mount Rushmore, the concrete heads of 42 US presidents lie deteriorat...
Dream Destinations
170.9k viewsAll Of The Tragic Events That Led To Hawaii Becoming America's 50th StateMany associate Aloha shirts, hula dancing, and surfing with Hawaiian culture. Beloved by many around the globe, the paradisiacal i...
Entertainment
29.6k viewsThe Real 18th-Century North American Fur Trade Was Even Harsher Than 'Frontier' Can Show On TVNetflix's acclaimed series Frontier details the turbulent history of the fur trade in the 18th century. While the show - which sta...
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23.7k viewsIn The 1960s, The US Government Built Two "Floating White Houses" AKA Doomsday ShipsEven in tumultuous times, individuals with serious doomsday plans are viewed with healthy doses of skepticism and judgement. A few...
History
12.5k viewsAn Inside Look At The US Government's Failed 20th-Century Invasion Of MexicoAt the height of Pancho Villa's banditry, the United States sent federal troops to the Mexican border to avenge his actions agains...