The decline of Native American political autonomy was the result of increasing national authority that also changed the character of the American West.
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American history is littered with heroes and villains. Our founding fathers—Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and Franklin,—were surely among the first American heroes, but whom were they fighting? Any good comic book has taught us superheroes need a villainous counterpart. John Murray, the Fourth Earl of Dunmore, garners the distinction of America’s first villain. Lord… MORE
On a standard map of the United States, Hawaii sits in the bottom left corner in a box next to Alaska. It would seem that the islands are as close to the Southwest as Cuba is to Florida. These maps obscure the fact that the distance between Los Angeles and Honolulu is roughly the same… MORE
The American Revolution was by no means a purely American-British conflict. The fight for American independence piqued the interest of Europe’s most powerful colonial powers. The result of this conflict would not only determine the fate of the thirteen North American colonies, but also alter the balance of colonial power throughout the world. Similar to… MORE