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US History
426.8k viewsMyths People Believe About The Founding Of The United StatesIn the United States, American schoolchildren grow up learning all about their Founding Fathers, their Revolutionary ancestors, an...
History
1.4k votersAmerican Historical Events That Sound Made Up But Aren'tFor such a relatively new country, the United States of America has managed to rack up its fair share of weird moments in history....
Interesting
88.4k viewsCrazy Top Secret Information You Won't Believe The Government DeclassifiedEver wonder what really goes on behind the government's closed doors? Or what all that blacked-out text you see on top-secret clas...
History
19.6k votersThe Most Important Leaders in U.S. HistoryList of the most important leaders in U.S. history. Love 'em or hate 'em, these leaders shaped American history from its founding ...
US History
269.7k viewsThe Actual Reasons Everywhere Except The US Has Adopted The Metric SystemIf you grew up in the United States, you probably learned the United States Customary System (USCS) for weights and measures. USCS...
US History
75.7k viewsThe 12 Grueling Steps To Legal Immigration Through Ellis IslandThe Ellis Island immigration process was not easy for those who traveled to the United States. Immigrants often spent several days...
History
129k views25 Maps That Tell The Entire History Of The United StatesIf you want to learn about history, you have a plethora of resources. Oral traditions, written texts, and material objects all rev...
History
206.9k 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...
US History
50.2k views17 Times Another American Civil War Almost StartedWhen American citizens engage in armed battles with either each other or the federal government, the potential for bloodshed is en...
Politics
527 votersThe Craziest Things That Have Ever Happened on the Floor of CongressWhile it's easy to point to the House of Commons as the craziest legislative body in the western world, the US Congress is no slou...
USA
85.9k viewsAmerican States That Never Were - Proposed States and Territories That Never Came to BeAmerican history is filled with failed plans and abandoned proposals for different states and territories. The reasoning behind th...
USA
624 voters15 Things Americans Love That Were Invented by ImmigrantsModern America was founded by immigrants. True, the rich culture of Native American tribes thrived across the land when Europeans ...
USA
56.8k viewsThe Biggest Religious Panics in US HistoryReligious panics have been part of US history since the first Puritan settlers set up camp. Puritanical fears of witches led to th...
True Crime
48.6k viewsAmerica's Bloody History As The Serial Killer Capital Of The WorldSerial killers have appeared in almost every culture and country that has ever existed, ranging from the likes of Liu Pengli, who ...
Travel
35.2k viewsHow Long It Would Take You To Travel From New York To California Throughout American HistoryRoad trips: they're exciting, and teens love to go on them in movies. But traveling across the United States hasn't always been so...
Timeline
6.4k viewsThe Surprisingly Long History Of Foreign Countries Meddling In American ElectionsThere was plenty of discussion about the possibility of rigged elections in America before the 2016 presidential election even occ...
US History
115.6k viewsThe Pledge Of Allegiance Was A Marketing Ploy Designed To Sell As Many Flags As PossibleAmericans know the Pledge of Allegiance very well – the great majority of US states require school children to recite it every sin...
Politics
50.3k viewsThe 13 Most Heinous American Policies Towards Children And FamiliesWhen news broke in May of 2018 of the Trump administration's plans to separate children from parents at the border, then send them...
American People
42.6k viewsFamous American Double AgentsThe act of being a double agent is one of the most difficult and dangerous in espionage. To spy for an enemy nation while pretendi...
Politics
1.2k votersWhen Was America Greatest?Depending on who you are, when you were born, and which socio-economic class you lucked into, the time period when America was gre...