September 11, 2001 is a date, the memories of which will bring great awe and despair to the minds of every American. It was the day America saw the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in the history of United States of America. The overwhelming destruction and extensive death caused by this attack triggered America to take effective measures to combat terrorism. (more…)
The United States of America, as we know it today is the outcome of a very gruesome revolution in which thirteen colonies in North America joined hands and marched towards freedom form the British Empire. Spread across eight long years – 1775 to 1783 – this revolution is also called the U.S war of independence. (more…)
America – the land of opportunities, had seen its share of good and evil during its journey to becoming the most powerful nation in the world. Of all the wars and rebellions that were fought on the soil of America was the Civil War which is regarded as the costliest war ever fought on the soil of America, costing this great nation the lives of over 620,000 soldiers. Injuring millions, this was a war fought between brothers, between the very states that once held hands to form the United States of America. (more…)
The American Revolutionary War was a really messy time. Begun in 1775 it met a formal end only in 1783. It was a War fought between Britain and the thirteen American colonies in the New World, originally founded by the British but who then demanded independence. The British refused to cede control over to them and thus sparked off War. (more…)
One of the greatest achievements of mankind is that of Commander Neil Armstrong getting his foot on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. This Apollo 11 mission was in fact a subplot in the Cold War between the United States of America and the Soviet Union.
Before Apollo 11 of the United States, the Soviet Union had sent artificial satellites into orbit starting with the Sputnik I in October 1957. A month later Soviet Union sent their first animal to space. In April 1961 they successfully sent the first human to space – Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. (more…)
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. Born on February 12 1809 in a poor family Lincoln had very difficult childhood. An avid reader, Lincoln was mostly self educated. The formal elementary education he received was approximately for a year from various traveling teachers. In spite of these Lincoln rose to be one of the most successful Americans leading the country through one of its greatest crisis – the American Civil War. (more…)