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Five Interesting Medal Of Honor Recipients

There are some interesting Medal of Honor recipients. These include: The youngest, father-son teams, only woman, only President, & the last to win it twice.

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Posted by Jimm - June 8, 2013 at 12:41 am

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Five Reasons We Can Thank The Irish

St. Patty's Day is only one of the reasons Americans should thank the Irish. Here is a list of five other ways people of the United States can thank the people of the Emerald Isle.

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Posted by Jimm - March 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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Five Best Generals In History Of U.S.

[ReviewAZON name=”US History” id=”10″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0061965588″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]The United States is a war-like nation.  We’ve been at war throughout most of our history and because of this, we have had our share of great generals.  Obviously, this list is only an opinion of who was the best generals in history of the U.S.  Anyone could come up with a different list and provide a good argument to why they are right.  In fact, I welcome other opinions from readers for and against the people on this list.  I put these in order of how I personally see them. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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5 Assassination Attempts On Lincoln

Assassination Attempts On LincolnAbraham Lincoln is one of America’s most beloved Presidents.  However, during his lifetime, he was so bitterly hated by half the country that, well, they assassinated him.  How could one person cause that much hatred towards them? Even with the bitterness towards President Obama, the Republican party only wants to make him a one term president and they have done their best to destroy him!  Some historians believe that Abraham Lincoln was the reason for his own assassination.  During the Civil War, Lincoln had ordered his men to “take” Jefferson Davis and his entire cabinet and have them killed.  Confederate troops found this information after they ambushed a group of Union soldiers.  Was this the reason that Abraham Lincoln was killed in Ford’s Theater?  There were many attempts on Lincoln’s life during his presidency.  Here are five Assassination Attempts On Lincoln that we rarely hear about. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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Best Civil War Films On Memorial Day

myFiveBest Civil War MoviesThe American Civil War (1861-1865) was a dark time in our history.  The Union army versus the Confederate army – all Americans – struggling in mortal combat with one another over the issue of slavery and each others way of life.  While the war didn’t happen in our lifetime, its final outcome still affects our lives today.  As a way of remembrance, we have books and Civil War films to tell the tale of what happened.  The movies, which this list is comprised of, may not be wholly true, but they do give you a sense of what was going on at the time.  Many movies have been made on the Civil War, but these movies make up my favorite list of the War Between The States. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - May 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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What Is Cinco De Mayo And Why Does The U.S. Care?

Cinco de MayoIt’s Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for the ‘Fifth of May’. The holiday is celebrated across the entire United States and regionally in Mexico. But really, what is this holiday all about? When we think of Cinco de Mayo in the United States, images of going out to a Mexican restaurant and drinking beer comes to mind. However, there is a much deeper meaning to this celebration and one that the United States should be extremely grateful for. Here are five reasons why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated and the meanings behind it. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - May 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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