The Importance of Foreign Trade after the American Revolution

In the years following the American Revolution, speed was the most important consideration for ships. Introduction The world that the former British colonies entered as the newly independent United States was one in which countries closely controlled their domestic and international economies. European countries had been practicing mercantilism from the 16th century on as each[…]

Winning the Vote: A Divided Movement and the Nineteenth Amendment

Roughly fifty years after a handful of suffragists conceived the idea, it became a hard-fought reality. Introduction In 1869, a bold new idea was born. It would have been inconceivable a few years earlier. Upending everything about the balance between state and federal power, this idea strove to remake American democracy. It proved so vexing[…]

A History of Voter Suppression since the Early Republic

The more that efforts to suppress voting rights in America change, the more they remain the same. From the earliest days of the republic to the present, politicians have sought to limit the ability of non-whites to vote. What has changed is the nature of suppression—either the addition of regulations, or the deregulation of parts[…]

Ten Notable Apocalypses That (Obviously) Didn’t Happen since Ancient Times

Apocalyptic predictions are nothing new—they have been around for millennia. The First Warnings From Assyria An Assyrian clay tablet dating to around 2800 B.C. bears the inscription: “Our Earth is degenerate in these later days; there are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer[…]

Ancient Texts: Hope and Courage in Apocalyptic Literature

In ancient texts, apocalyptic messages cultivated endurance and encouragement through dire circumstances. Introduction With streets deserted, hospitals full and morgues struggling to cope with the number of bodies, it isn’t surprising that some people are making comparisons with the apocalypse. The idea of an apocalypse, a time of catastrophic suffering, has existed for thousands of[…]

Top Games to Train Your Brain and Avoid Possible Issues

Do you want to keep your brain healthy and strong? You have to pay attention to its training and exercise. Numerous activities will help you to train your mind and improve your response time, logic skills and memory. If you want some exciting methods to improve the fitness of your mind, here are some great[…]

Tricks to Keep Your Brain Energetic and Young

The human brain experiences some changes with age, such as mental decline. Remember, mental decline is unavoidable with age, but it is possible to maintain the function of your brain. If you want to preserve the purpose of your mind, here are some essential methods to follow. Mental Stimulation New connections between brain cells can[…]