When the topic of great world empires comes up, there are a few that immediately come to mind. The Roman Empire, the Achaemenid Empire, and of course the Ottoman Empire. For hundreds of years, this […]
What is Martial Law? Martial law is the imposition of military control over the civilian functions of government. Very simply put, it can be thought of as “military government.” But there is actually a lot […]
The Thirteen Colonies might have declared their independence in 1776, but cities and settlements existed in the US long before it actually became a country. What are the oldest cities in the United States? We’ve […]
What Is Notre-Dame? Before we delve into the history of Notre-Dame, we should probably get a knowledge baseline. First off, it’s a Catholic cathedral, and “Notre-Dame” isn’t the full name. The cathedral’s actual name is […]
What Is Kashmir Exactly? Kashmir is a mountainous region situated on the northern tip of India. It borders parts of China to both the east and northeast, Pakistan to the west, and Afghanistan to the […]
Hamiltons, Benjamins, Dead Presidents. All these slang terms for money come from the same source – the portraits on US bank notes. But who is on our paper currency, and why?
The “Scramble for Africa” happened in the years between 1881 and 1914. In the simplest of terms, it was a desire of Britain and other European countries to stake their claim and colonize the African […]
Progressivism. It’s a term that gets tossed around a lot these days. But what exactly does it mean in the first place? Who were the Progressives, and when was the Progressive era? Are Progressives today […]