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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 Video Games Crash of 1983

Today, the global gaming industry is worth a staggering $100 billion dollars. But back in the 1980s, the industry almost went bust.

Common Sense: The Pamphlet that Made America

We’ve all seen our fair share of American political ads in recent years. But the very first? That could be Common Sense – an 18th century pamphlet designed to incite rebellion!

Selling Alaska: From Russia with Love?

In 1959, the United States officially welcomed Alaska into the family as the 49th state. But did you know that 100 years earlier, Alaska was actually part of Russian America?