Spanish-American War of 1898 and the Emergence of American Empire Explained

The Spanish-American War lasted less than five months and signaled the end of the Spanish Empire  -- Spain lost its last two colonies, Cuba and the Philippines -- and the rise of the American Empire. President William McKinley expressed idealistic goals that countries must be freed from the oppression of colonization. "Cuba ought to be … Continue reading Spanish-American War of 1898 and the Emergence of American Empire Explained

Post WWII, Colonies Broke From Europe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlMKqRCNX9c&t=25s Crash Course European History: "After World War II, Europe was changing radically, and its place in the world was changing as well. European powers had colonized around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries, and in the 20th century, it all came crashing down. Of course, the degree of crashing was variable from … Continue reading Post WWII, Colonies Broke From Europe

6 Crossword Puzzles on Early American History

Links to six crossword puzzles on early American history from Rudolph Academy: European Competition in North America. Spain Claims Empire. Answers. Spanish and Native Americans Crosswords. Answers. Beginnings of America, 1689 to 1763. Answers. Beginnings of Slavery Crosswords. Answers. European Exploration of Americas Crossword Puzzle European Exploration of Americas Crossword Puzzle Answers Go to more … Continue reading 6 Crossword Puzzles on Early American History

The Inside Story of ‘King Philip’s War,’ 1670s, That Formed Early American Identity

One of early America's forgotten conflicts played a seminal role in forming America's colonial identity. Eric Schultz and Michael Tougias, authors of King Philip's War, described in detail "this first clash between those who believed they were following the dictates of an Old Testament God (The New Israel) and a native population who were, sadly, … Continue reading The Inside Story of ‘King Philip’s War,’ 1670s, That Formed Early American Identity

The Original Evil Corporation: When A Private British Company Ruled India

Waterstones: "However powerful Facebook or Google are today, they'd have to have a nuclear strike force to be as powerful as the East India Company was in the early 19th century.' William Dalrymple's fascinating new book, “The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company” was one of the best-reviewed histories of 2019. UK Guardian: "How … Continue reading The Original Evil Corporation: When A Private British Company Ruled India

Dramatic Life of Sir Walter Raleigh, As Illustrated In Six Videos

Historic Royal Palaces: "A handsome courtier, celebrated explorer, favourite of Elizabeth I and scholar of poetry, history and science, Sir Walter Raleigh was also one of the most famous prisoners to be held at the Tower of London. Yeoman Warder Gary Burridge tells us more…" Who was Sir Walter Raleigh and what did he had … Continue reading Dramatic Life of Sir Walter Raleigh, As Illustrated In Six Videos

What’s the Difference Between the Pilgrims and Puritans?

Confusion is common about the similarities and differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans, who both immigrated to America in the 1600s seeking religious freedom because of England's rigid ideas about religious conformity. The Pilgrims were about 100 English people, primarily working-class, who quit the Church of England in 1605 to form separatist religious communities. … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between the Pilgrims and Puritans?

The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America: Two New Books

Carrie Gibson, a US-born, Dalton-Ga bred, UK-based historian and journalist, in 2019 produced the well-reviewed El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America. It "is the book that Americans, Anglo and Hispanic, should read as an education on their own American place or role," wrote Julia Ortega, a professor at Brown, in … Continue reading The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America: Two New Books

‘Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story’

The North American population -- US and Canada -- is about 370 million. In contrast, Central and South America's population is nearly double, more than 600 million. And yet North America dominates the world's focus. Why? Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story, by Maria Arana, may offer some answers. This … Continue reading ‘Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story’

King George III’s Proclamation of 1763 and Announcements of Taxes in Colonies

George III was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820. He was king of the American colonies until the Declaration of … Continue reading King George III’s Proclamation of 1763 and Announcements of Taxes in Colonies