Columbus Day – Did you know?

Columbus Day – Did you know?

What is Columbus Day? Let’s review history today. Christopher Columbus is an early Italian explorer that discovered America for Spain in 1492. Did you know? Columbus Day is a federal holiday in the United States Columbus Day celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492 This day also helps […]

History in 3 Minutes Podcast

History in 3 Minutes Podcast

Welcome back to History in 3 Minutes Podcast. Today we are going to digress and take a look at the topic called “Language”. A language is a symbol system Each language is made up of sounds, gestures, characters, and letters For example, the gesture of a smile is made by flexing the muscles at the sides […]

Afghanistan – Did You Know?

Afghanistan – Did You Know?

Former President George W. Bush began the U.S. military invasion of Afghanistan in the fall of 2001 after the 9/11 terror attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers in New York. The U.S. pursued the al-Qaida militants who had planned the attack and received support from the Taliban.  Here are other facts about Afghanistan. […]

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 […]