Profiles of Great Americans: Robert Gould Shaw

23 Apr
Courage is a virtue often desired yet one that is hard to put into practice. Why is this so? In some cases, it is due to danger that we find ourselves in. In other instances, we find ourselves in no...
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The Poetic Crusades of John Greenleaf Whittier

24 Feb
Poetry is, like any writing, a tool in the hand of the poet, and at times, can be used as a weapon in the hand of a crusader. It has often been said that “The pen is mightier than the...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Madam C.J. Walker

22 Jan
One of the values that Americans, past and present, have highly esteemed is opportunity. We find patriotic pride in the fact that we live in a “land of opportunity”. However, this is not just ethnocentric patriotism and uber-American propaganda. A...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Dwight Eisenhower

1 Dec
The word “leadership” brings to mind a strong and assertive image of power and direction. Time and time again, throughout history, leaders have taken charge and made names for themselves. We hail people like Julius Ceasar, Napoleon and Genghis Khan...
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The Scramble For Empire

24 Nov
Humanity has long been obsessed with empire-building. From the ancient Mesopotamian kingdoms to Rome to the dominions of Great Britain, man’s ambition to control vast swaths of territory has seemed so strong that it can not be conquered. Since the...
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Epic American Battles: San Juan Heights

27 Oct
There have been episodes of our history that have never failed to excite our most adventurous passions. Some events in America’s long drama never fail to make us want to stand up and cheer. While it is not always the...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Jackie Robinson

10 Oct
We all want justice but sadly, in a sinful world like the one in which we live, injustice is all too common. However, there will always be heroes who fight for justice and lead the charge for a better life....
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