Facts About the Civil War

Facts About the Civil War

The civil war was one of the most impactful events in the history of the United States of America. It shaped modern America as we no it today. Roughly 620,000 soldiers died out of 2.4 million that participated in it, considerably more were seriously injured. What Caused the U.S. Civil War? Many people are still … Read more

Boston Tea Party Facts

Boston Tea Party Facts

The Boston Tea Party was a protest that took place at the Boston Harbor in 1773. American colonists dumped more than 92,000 pounds of tea (estimated value of just under $ one million) into the water as a protest of the British government’s high tax on the item. The historical importance of this event is that it … Read more

Colonial America Facts

Colonial America Facts

The American Colonies or as they are commonly referred to the thirteen colonies were established between the 17th and 18th centuries predominantly by British settlers. The very first settlers of colonial America had a very tough time, many starved or were killed in long running disputes with local native American tribes. By the time the … Read more

Native American Facts

Native American Facts

Native Americans are the indigenous people of the United States. Also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans, First Americans, there are 574 federally recognized tribes in the United States. There are 5.2 million Native Americans, with 22% of them living on reservations. The term “Indian” came from Christopher Columbus, thinking he had landed in the … Read more

Cotton Gin Facts and History

cotton gin facts

The Cotton Gin revolutionized the cotton industry in America during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. The Cotton gin sped up the extraction of cotton seeds from the fiber to such and extent that it could replace the work of fifty men or women doing the same work. This led to the cotton industry … Read more