Teddy Roosevelt on Criticism of Leaders

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt on Criticism of Leaders

The 6 or 7 Phases of U.S. Political Party Alignments

America’s political parties have undergone at least six phases or realignments in the nation’s history. Political scientists suggest the nation is overdue for another realignment as demographics and voting patterns change. The First Political Party System — consisting of the Federalists, created by Alexander Hamilton of New York, and the Democratic-Republican Party, created by Thomas Jefferson and … Continue reading The 6 or 7 Phases of U.S. Political Party Alignments

The Road to World War I in Europe

Crash Course European History: "Much has been written about what exactly caused World War I. As befits a true global war, the reality is that there isn't a single cause. There aren't even three causes. There are a vast array of causes. Today we'll get into just a few of those causes, including the complex … Continue reading The Road to World War I in Europe

Modern Thought and Culture in 1900: Crash Course European History

If history is not just the study of leaders and events, wars, elections, coup d'etats, but the history of thought, the arts, culture, ideas, philosophies, psychology, science, social relations (women's history), global strategy and quests for dominance, it is indeed an extraordinarily broad discipline. That's the tact that John Green seems to take in this … Continue reading Modern Thought and Culture in 1900: Crash Course European History

European Modern Life Began in 1890s, 1900s: Women’s Activism, Electricity, Rapid Transit, Aspirin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meC5Zl5PC1U Crash Course European History: "So, 'modern' is kind of a loaded term, but today we're going to talk about modern life in Europe, as it looked around the time the 19th century turned into the 20th. We'll look at what life was like in the rapidly growing urban centers of Europe, how developments in … Continue reading European Modern Life Began in 1890s, 1900s: Women’s Activism, Electricity, Rapid Transit, Aspirin

Why Germans Migrated to America, Becoming the Nation’s Largest Ethnic Group

Untold story of German America: Masaman: "Today we're going to discuss the forgotten history of German America, and how the Germans became the largest group in the United States of America, dominating huge chunks of one of the most influential countries on Earth?" Sources: https://www.census.gov/prod/cen1990/c... http://www.germanheritage.com/postal/... https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/n... Year of German-American Friendship focus: Simone Eick from … Continue reading Why Germans Migrated to America, Becoming the Nation’s Largest Ethnic Group

Sad and Remarkable Tales of European Migration, 1840-1914, That Shaped America, Australia, Other Nations

"Between 1840 and 1914, an estimated 40 million people left Europe. This is one of the most significant migrations in human history. So, who was leaving Europe? And why?" -- Crash Course European History on Youtube.com. Transcript.

Migration Made America ‘A Nation of Immigrants’, But Minorities Suffered Greatly Before Acceptance

History.com editors have produced a concise history of immigration to America before 1965: "The United States experienced major waves of immigration during the colonial era, the first part of the 19th century and from the 1880s to 1920. Many immigrants came to America seeking greater economic opportunity, while some, such as the Pilgrims in the … Continue reading Migration Made America ‘A Nation of Immigrants’, But Minorities Suffered Greatly Before Acceptance

‘The Uprooted’: The Story of Mass Immigration to America in the Late 1800s, Early 1900s

"Once I thought to write a history of immigrants in America. Then I discovered the immigrants were American history." -- Harvard historian Oscar Handlin. That's the famous opening sentence of his book, "The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People," which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1952. … Continue reading ‘The Uprooted’: The Story of Mass Immigration to America in the Late 1800s, Early 1900s

Teddy Roosevelt Became President By Accident, Due to MD’s Incompetence

In September 1901, a little over six months after his swearing in for a second term, William McKinley was shot twice in the abdomen by Leon Czolgosz, a steel worker turned labor activist turned socialist turned anarchist. Early prognosis for McKinley was good, according to a too-optimistic if not incompetent doctor, and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt Became President By Accident, Due to MD’s Incompetence