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The War Hero Tainted by Scandal

June 22, 2017

“Let Us Have Peace.” Ulysses S. Grant. Most Americans have heard of him. They know he was involved in the Civil War somehow. But they may not know much else. Not only was Ulysses S. Grant…

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Road Trips with Kids Survival Guide

June 20, 2017

I know I’m not alone in my feelings of hating being in the car, especially when it involves small children for more than an hour or two. Road trips with kids can be torture. You may…

The First President to Be Impeached

June 14, 2017

“Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.” Andrew Johnson Abraham Lincoln wasn’t supposed to have been the only one assassinated that fateful night at Ford’s Theater. In fact, Andrew Johnson and his wife…

How Abraham Lincoln became America’s Iconic Hero

June 5, 2017

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”-Abraham Lincoln Thinking about our 16th president (our president of the week) literally gives me goosebumps sometimes. So…

What I Wish I Knew in High School: A Letter to Myself

June 2, 2017

  It was 1997. Oh how twenty years flies! I was sitting in my sophomore honors English class at Hillcrest High School. We had just been instructed by Ms. Sandy Clark to write a letter to ourselves to…

Our Favorite Best Kept Secrets in Washington, D.C.

May 23, 2017

  If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us what the best places are to visit in Washington, D.C., we’d be rich women. It’s either that, or if friends have visited our nation’s capital before,…

The Man Some Call the Worst President in History

May 15, 2017

It’s no surprise that Abraham Lincoln is often ranked the best president in our nation’s history. But did you know there are two presidents who are often ranked neck to neck as the worst? One of them…

The Teacher I Never Got to Thank

May 10, 2017

  Can I tell you something? I hated high school. Like really, really hated it. Some people thrive and blossom in high school and remember it as the best years of their life. But it was not that time…

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A Dozen Books to Get Your Kids Excited about America

May 4, 2017

  Looking for some good patriotic reads for your kids? Well, it just so happens to be  Children’s Book Week and we’ve got our favorite lineup of patriotic children’s books ready to share with you. Most of these…

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