25th Amendment

25th Amendment

What is the procedure when the U.S. President leaves office other than during federal elections? The United States Constitution, Amendment #25, provides a clear procedure as to who becomes the next President when the outgoing President leaves office. The 25th Amendment was proposed on January 4th, 1965. It was ratified by 38 states on February […]

History in 3 Minutes Podcast

History in 3 Minutes Podcast

Hello everyone from “History in 3 Minutes Podcast.” Welcome back! Today, let’s take a look at “The Civil War.” It began with events such as the election of 1800, the Confederacy, and the Secession. The election of 1800 divided the Democratic Party into a four-way race over the slavery issue. Abraham Lincoln (Republican Party) became […]

National Anthem Day

National Anthem Day

On National Anthem Day (March 3rd), we celebrate and honor the Star Spangled Banner. O say can you see by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the […]

History in 3 Minutes Podcast

History in 3 Minutes Podcast

Hello everyone from “History in 3 Minutes Podcast.” Welcome back! Today, let’s take a look at “Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico.” A dispute over land rights led to a war between Mexico and the United States. Beginning with the 1830’s, settlers moved west. Most citizens living in America believed in something called the […]

Word of the Day – 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts

Word of the Day – 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts

Do you know the definition for the New Word of the Day which is “1798 Alien and Sedition Acts?” Pronounced:  [ˈā-lē-ən] [ən(d] [si-ˈdi-shən] [akts] First we will take a look at the individual definitions and then the cumulative definition. The definition for the word ‘alien’ is foreign. The definition for the word ‘sedition’ is incitement […]

History in 3 Minutes Podcast

History in 3 Minutes Podcast

Hello everyone from “History in 3 Minutes Podcast.” Welcome back! Today, let’s take a look at “Growing Division and Reform.” The practice of slavery was morally wrong and divisive for the nation. In 1819 the union consisted of 11 free states and 11 slave states. Tensions intensified when Missouri applied for statehood. The northern states […]

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Who Am I? This president of the United States decided to retire after his second term although the citizens wanted him to serve another term. His first job was a land surveyor. He later served as a successful military general. He was commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83).  He presided […]