A bust of Benjamin Franklin at the Library of Congress.
American History

The Early Life and Success of Benjamin Franklin

March 3, 2021

Benjamin Franklin had worked harder throughout his life to make himself into an object of honor, especially considering how low was the rung of the ladder on which he had been born. By 1740s, he had become a gentleman in the American society. […]

A version of the American flag associated with the American Revolution Battle of Bennington.
American History

The Financial Woes of the Confederation Congress

February 23, 2021

The Congress and the states found themselves ill-equipped to deal with the financial problems that arose with the Revolutionary War. The decisions the states made about the financial problems almost make the paralysis of the Confederation Congress look appealing. […]

Portrait of Andrew Jackson.
American History

Andrew Jackson: The Popular Military Chieftain

February 1, 2021

Andrew Jackson had little experience as a statesman in comparison to his competitors, John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford, and Henry Clay. Yet, he swept the popular and electoral vote of the 1824 election. […]

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