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

What If Mexican-American War Didn’t Happen, Or Developed Differently?

If James K. Polk did not win the election of 1844 on the platform of annexation fever, would the Mexican-American War have occurred? He only won against Henry Clay by a slim margin. Discussion on Facebook: Polk loses 1844 election to Clay. Texas, which declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, hangs on by a … Continue reading What If Mexican-American War Didn’t Happen, Or Developed Differently?

After 1824 Election, What If ‘Corrupt Bargain’ Was Not Struck?

Donald Trump's favorite president is fellow populist Andrew Jackson. He restored Jackson's portrait to a place of honor in the White House, and shortly after becoming president, visited Jackson's estate, the Hermitage, near Nashville, TN. Both ran campaigns against "economic elites" and were known for emotional volatility and eccentric hairstyles. If Trump's campaign failed, the … Continue reading After 1824 Election, What If ‘Corrupt Bargain’ Was Not Struck?

Might Texas Have Remained Part of Mexico? Or Permanently Independent?

In 1836, if the defenders of the Alamo did not hold up the Mexican Army for a few days, giving General Sam Houston and the Texans a chance to organize themselves, the Battle of San Jacinto might not have been decisive and Santa Anna might not have been defeated. Houston was able to surprise Santa Anna's soldiers … Continue reading Might Texas Have Remained Part of Mexico? Or Permanently Independent?