The signs aren’t looking good for the South American nation’s future, and they point to similar problems in the U.S.
By 1898, a great land empire had been forged through brutal conquest. Now the American gaze turned to foreign lands.
Ron Chernow's biography, now in paperback, makes it clear: If Grant’s image doesn’t belong on Mount Rushmore, it should at least be acknowledged that if not for him, Lincoln’s might not be there.
After many thousands of Northerners died in a war aimed in part at freeing the slaves, white America lacked the will to follow through.
President Polk, and generations of sympathetic historians, told the American people the conflict was justified. But what if it was just blatant imperialism?
American History for Truthdiggers: Andrew Jackson’s White-Male World and the Start of Modern Politics
He was a historic champion of the common man, but he was also a power-obsessed bigot and perhaps the most divisive U.S. president ever.