Category: US History

TV Series Recommendation: Lincoln: Divided We Stand (2021)

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. -Abraham Lincoln- This six part series started on February 21st and ended… Continue Reading “TV Series Recommendation: Lincoln: Divided We Stand (2021)”

More You Know: Past and Upcoming U.S. Presidential Results

If you haven’t noticed or heard, there’s a lot of debate going on whether to trust the polls. In 2016 U.S. presidential election, half the nation was stunned and sad/mad while the other half was stunned and happy/thrilled. Fast forward to 2020 and we… Continue Reading “More You Know: Past and Upcoming U.S. Presidential Results”

Journal Entry Type #45: I Have a Few Bones to Pick and Then Let Go

It looks like WP realized typing in gray wasn’t really the way to go in terms of color. I went back to the old way of WP instead their new format of blocks because I couldn’t get the words I typed to be black.… Continue Reading “Journal Entry Type #45: I Have a Few Bones to Pick and Then Let Go”

More You Know: Most and Least Narcissistic U.S. Presidents

When this narcissistic poll was conducted by the Association for Psychological Science and published online by Psychological Science, it was 2013 and President Barack Obama was in his second term and the U.S. was not on their edge of their seats to see who… Continue Reading “More You Know: Most and Least Narcissistic U.S. Presidents”

FYI: The “I Word” No One Talks About Until Recently

A teacher from my high school currently teaches A.P. History and what a way for students to experience an actual impeachment process in the United States.  There have been now three presidents in the U.S. to be impeached although Donald Trump was basically half… Continue Reading “FYI: The “I Word” No One Talks About Until Recently”

Documentary Recommendation: The Untold History of the United States (2012-2013)

Quote from The Untold History of the United State by Oliver Stone: “Americans, like people everywhere, are in thrall to their visions of the past, rarely realizing the extent to which their understanding of history shapes behavior in the here and now.  Historical understanding… Continue Reading “Documentary Recommendation: The Untold History of the United States (2012-2013)”

Netflix TV Mini-series Recommendation: Bobby Kennedy for President (2018)

Quote from Bobby Kennedy for President by Robert F. Kennedy: “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the… Continue Reading “Netflix TV Mini-series Recommendation: Bobby Kennedy for President (2018)”

Hoover Dam (why not?!)

On my first day on vacation (three more days left/two if you don’t include the weekend), I went to Hoover Dam.  It took five years to build and sits on the border of Nevada and Arizona.  I should’ve brought sunglasses, and was surprised it… Continue Reading “Hoover Dam (why not?!)”

The Mob Museum: Part Four

The fourth and last post of The Mob Museum include the end of the La Cosa Nostra in its prime, the emergence of new organized criminal groups (sort of), the current illegal and practices, the Las Vegas area including The Strip (being technical is located… Continue Reading “The Mob Museum: Part Four”

The Mob Museum: Part Three

This part covers the main players for and against the Mob.  The Mob members were eventually forced to accept their fate, although they had some unique methods of not cooperating with the law, mainly by keeping their mouths shut and eyes closed.  As we all know,… Continue Reading “The Mob Museum: Part Three”

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