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7 Failed North American Colonies

The Spanish settlement of St. Augustine and the English colony of Jamestown were the first European colonies in North America. But before their success, many others failed. “The Spanish had hit it rich in Mexico and the Yucatán, and everyone…

Why Ukraine Has Seen Centuries of Conflict

Contents Vikings, Mongols, Lithuania, Poland Birth of Russian Empire Ukrainian Nationalist Movement Era of Soviet Union, Great Famine, Chernobyl Ukrainian Independence The land within the borders of modern Ukraine, a Texas-sized nation often called the “breadbasket of Europe,” has long…

9 Facts About Native American Tribes

Since time immemorial, Native Americans have lived on this continent, from the northern reaches of Alaska to the Gulf Coast of Florida. There are more than nine million Native Americans living in what is now the United States, representing hundreds…

How the Coercive Acts Helped Spark the American Revolution

In 1774, the British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts, a group of measures primarily intended to punish Boston for rebellion against the British government—namely, the Boston Tea Party. However, the impact of these acts stretched far beyond Massachusetts. The four…

How Gerald Ford Tried to Fight Inflation

Just two months after becoming president and one month after pardoning Richard Nixon in the wake of the Watergate scandal, President Gerald Ford turned to another challenge facing the country: high inflation. The Republican president’s solution, unveiled in an October…