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America Explained

Exploring America’s history and how it impacts today’s society – from the Founding Mothers to what marijuana tells us about States’ rights

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was one of the worst economic disasters America has ever experienced. But it’s also a period that produced some of the great innovations in US history.

Cult of Domesticity: Defining Womanhood

The Cult of Domesticity was a school of thought that middle and upper class women should be confined to the home and aspire to be model wives and mothers.

Y2K: Countdown to Catastrophe

Learn about the Y2K Bug Crisis that led millions to believe at the dawn of the millennium that computers around the world would crash, causing the end of civilization.

The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Rights

Written by Founding Father James Madison in 1789, The Bill of Rights makes up the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. Today, many people still consider the Bill of Rights to be the cornerstone of our society, but not everyone agrees.