Jefferson and Hamilton, Political Rivals in Washington’s Cabinet

Washington had to deal with the personal nature of the differences between two of his cabinet members – Jefferson and Hamilton. Originally published as “Jefferson and Hamilton, Political Rivals in Washington’s Cabinet”, by Dr. Joanne Freeman, at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, republished for educational, non-commercial purposes. Differences of opinion didn’t concern President Washington. They could[…]

The Presidential Cabinet: An Invention of America’s First President

How George Washington shaped the group of advisors as an institution to meet his own needs. The President’s cabinet, the heads of the executive branch departments, is one of the most constant and durable parts of the United States government. From George Washington to Donald Trump, the chief executive has used the institution to collect[…]

Art and Architecture in the Ancient Parthian Empire

The Parthians brought with them cultural influences from their Scythian cousins. By Patrick Scott Smith, M.A.Historian Introduction Parthian art flourished within the Eurasian cultural corridor from the late hundreds BCE to the early 1st and 2nd centuries CE. With the Parthian Empire (247 BCE – 224 CE) stretching from India and China in the east to[…]

Ancient Assyrian Reliefs Tell the Story of an Empire

Exploring tales of military might, myth, and court life as told through stone sculptures. Interview of Dr. Timothy PottsDirectorThe J. Paul Getty Museum “The reliefs show people being impaled on spikes and the enemy being decapitated and sometimes flayed alive. I mean it’s absolutely brutal, and it was intended to intimidate.” With a powerful empire[…]

The Benefits of Learning History Better for Your Everyday Life

Many people associate history with the most boring class (besides math) in their high school experience. Largely due to the way that history is presented in the schooling system, history can often seem uninteresting and unimportant to many people. However, history can actually be an extremely enriching thing to study, and can actually help you[…]

Texting Do’s and Don’ts in Online Relationships

When you’re in the early stages of getting to know a potential partner on a dating platform, a lot of your communicating will be done via texts. Unlike chatting and flirting in the real world when conversations will flow, allowing you to develop a natural rapport, online messages need to convey emotions, pass on compliments,[…]

The Effect of Social Media on Modern Dating Culture

Online dating has been around for over 25 years, with the first commercial matchmaking service being launched in 1995. Social media is more recent, the earliest example being Friendster, released back in 2002. Since then, both outlets have evolved, taking onboard new technologies and social trends, arriving at a position in the early 21st century[…]