History

Information and Articles on US History and all things pertaining to the subject matter.

Clinton: Really the First Female to Run for President?

Clinton: Really the First Female to Run for President?

Election News, History
By Thornton Crowe Maybe in an alter-universe, but... One name not found anywhere in the Common Core agenda is Victoria Woodhull. Hence, why Ms. Clinton was able to pontificate about being the first female to be a presidential nominee? Once again, Ms. Clinton lied. It's a too bad she didn't take US History while she was studying to perform the perfect subterfuge to con Americans. A speech recognizing Ms. Woodhull and how she plans on carrying her predecessor's great history into the 21st century would have much more stirring than screaming about how she owned the new ceiling when she didn't. In 1872, Ms. Woodhull ran in the presidential election on the Equal Rights ticket. She didn't get any electoral votes; however, her popular vote has been long disputed. Funny, that many don'...
Jim Crow – Alive & Well in the RNC & DNC!

Jim Crow – Alive & Well in the RNC & DNC!

Election News, History, Issues, Trump News
By Thornton Crowe A few weeks back, I published a commentary discussing Jim Crow and Hillary Clinton's misuse of the term when speaking to her rallies about states wanting to implement Voter ID during elections. While obviously, she was using a sore spot in America's history to her own end by duplicitous means, her misuse can hardly take away the real Jim Crow being exercised by the Republican National Committee's state chapters such as Colorado, Indiana and Wyoming.  This is designed to enforce the will of the establishment rather than the will of the people. Last Saturday, 1.1 Million voters were completely cut out of the primary process through a rule created in August 2015 after Trump's popularity overcame the typical punchline and into a realm of reality. The RNC, headed by Rei
Hillary Clinton’s Misunderstanding of Jim Crow

Hillary Clinton’s Misunderstanding of Jim Crow

Election News, History, Issues
By Thornton Crowe Many have heard the term, Jim Crow, especially from the South. It was an era in American History that is probably darker than the slavery as it was a completely demoralizing period for many Black Americans who suffered from its discrimination and violence. Politicians like Hillary Clinton love to continually remind voters about this deep dark past, yet it seems she lacks the true history about it. Instead, she uses it to propagate a hatred towards whites and Republicans, threatening minorities that the White Establishment will gyp them out of their right to vote. During the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era (1865-1877), many Southerners were none too happy with Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and they demonstrated their adverse reactions through a variety of ...
Rest In Peace, First Lady, Nancy Reagan

Rest In Peace, First Lady, Nancy Reagan

History, Presidential
By Thornton Crowe When I was in my mid-teens, the Reagans came to DC with all the pomp and circumstance. Ronald Reagan won triumphantly over one-term president Jimmy Carter, and the sights were set for him to restore the Republican party's reputation to Americans after Nixon's Watergate debauchery. As a youngster, I didn't think too much about politics in those days. I was more concerned with MTV (a new cool video network), getting a Walkman for Christmas and having the latest Flock of Seagulls cassette. I didn't see what the 'adults' saw, but he seemed like a cool guy to me. As I grew older, I found it was a comfort having President Reagan around; like the horrible afternoon when the Challenger blew up and everyone was stunned as we watched what was left of those people fall from...
GOP Candidate Most Likely Picked By Founding Fathers

GOP Candidate Most Likely Picked By Founding Fathers

Election News, History, Trump News
In the GOP primary election cycle, we have had a variety of candidates whom all have their positives and negatives. Their stances on issues vary as wildly as their personalities. However, when you study Colonial and Presidential history, you learn so much about the founding fathers of this country. Interestingly enough, Donald J. Trump is very much like those dead white guys as Common Core creators like to call them. First, he is a regular guy (albeit a Billionaire) whom has a desire to make this country great (again) and is dedicated to making the changes to push that aim forward. He didn't have to run for president and take the enormous public razzing. He's rich beyond any of our imaginations, which means, if he didn't love America, he could move anywhere in the world and live a wonde...
An Inconvenient History

An Inconvenient History

History, Issues, Presidential
Many historians have conclude, based on documentation, the Civil Rights Law was another ‘forced into glory’ situation (like Lincoln) because we could not demonize other countries for lack of equality when we did not act in accordance with our own rhetoric during the Cold War. Meaning, the signing of the Civil Rights Law was a political propagandic maneuver, not a moralistic need to bring equality. Even with Civil Rights becoming law, it was not until Nixon (a Republican) who enforced it through the Supreme Court. The result was busing and school integration as well as the end of overt Jim Crow in the South. Johnson never made any gestures after the signing to actually implement the legislation; it was merely a gratuitous action. Digging deeper into historic documentation, Democrats have
Life is Not Fair…

Life is Not Fair…

History, Issues, Presidential
By Thornton Crowe (first published on Salisbury News) One could argue for things like Welfare and Affirmative Action under the premise of leveling the playing field for underprivileged; however, do these mindsets really inspire people to succeed or does it hide the perpetuation of the continuum of inequality under a veil of feel-good verb? There can be no true equality in life or a country. Economists like Thomas Sowell disagree that legislative tampering like Affirmative Action and Welfare has done anything positive for minority communities. In fact, he rebukes both, stating it makes it harder for the economic challenged to get ahead and stifles their creativity in making their mark in society and assured self-preservation. Affirmative Action has become a quota-filling apparatus ba...
Setting the Record Straight…

Setting the Record Straight…

History, Issues, Presidential
By Thornton Crowe (First Published on Salisbury News) Over the years I am stunned at those little moments on TV where reporters go out and ask the ‘man on the street’ where a country is or who the first president of the US’s name; only to find that people have no idea about of people, events and history going on around them. It is striking to me more and more that Common Core is having a field day, dummying down our youth but a lot of the folks interviewed are adults – not kids. Benghazi was and will never be a guy named Ben Ghazi and Lincoln was not our first President. Interestingly, as we round to his birthday month, I have long been curious as to why the Black community herald’s Lincoln as one of their ‘heroes.’ The truth is, he was a separatist in every sense of the word. He ne
The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

Founding Fathers, History
The Final Text of the Declaration of Independence July 4 1776 The following is a wonderful history of the Declaration of Independence along with its final text. All Americans should know the ruling documents of our country! Introduction On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee introduced into Congress a resolution,(adopted on July 2) which asserted that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, fee and independent States. While this resolution was being discussed,on June 11 a committee, consisting of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston , and Roger Sherman was appointed to draft a Declaration of Independence. In his Autobiography written in 1805, Adams states that the committee of five decided upon "which the declaration was to consist", and i...
United States Constitution & Bill of Rights

United States Constitution & Bill of Rights

Founding Fathers, History
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article 1. Section 1 All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Section 2 The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature. No Person shall be a ...