April 16, 2013
In 1775, 13 American colonies were embroiled in the Revolutionary War against Great Britain. Under Great Britain, these colonies had suffered indignities including oppressive taxes and denial of basic natural rights such as freedom of speech and assembly. It was in this context that the colonies came together and declared their independence from the British crown.
While today we think of the United States as a single nation, during colonial days most colonists did not consider themselves “Americans” but rather “Virginians” or “Pennsylvanians.” They identified with their colony first and foremost.Didnâ€™ (more…)
August 6, 2012
Cable television is a pretty common part of our lives. You can’t open a newspaper or go on the internet or even ride a bus without seeing something that jumps out at you and says something like: Get Cable TV from Cable-TV.com. In fact, cable television is so ingrained in our minds that many of us don’t even stop to think about a time when there was no cable or how it even started.
The earliest origins of cable television can be traced back to Arkansas and Pennsylvania during the 1940s and 50s. In these mountainous regions, it was notoriously difficult for homes to get good television reception. The solution was to construct large, sprawling community antennas atop mountains which various homes in the region could connect to via cable and, thus, the trend was started.
In the decades that followed, variations of the method and modifications including better cable wire quality and antennas and even satellites were eventually implemented until we finally arrived at where we are today – a world saturated in cable television where you can access it from almost anywhere. So the next time you turn on that TV or moan and groan because you can only find 100 good channels to watch out of the 200 or so, just remember the way things used to be.
June 1, 2012
A common question raised in the 21st century is, “Where did we go wrong in raising children from previous years?” Ideologies on child rearing have changed over the last 50 plus years. The culture in the US prior to the 1950s was different for child rearing. Most mothers stayed home and rarely were children sent to a daycare during the day. Things were not purchased on a whim for a child’s pleasure but only for special occasions. Television was something only viewed as a family watching (more…)
May 30, 2012
America is not lost and revert back to its status of prestige and greatness they possessed before the cold war. The simple fact is that we forgot how to be American. The people in the US have always been the leaders in technology and producing products for its people. The problem is that we are selling off the farmland in order to put in strip malls and sell products from foreign entities.
We, as a country, (more…)
May 27, 2012
The history of this country is one of fierce individuality while still being concerned with the whole. The values of days one by have been to look after one’s neighbor and community, a hard day’s work, doing the best possible job one is able to, and taking pride in a job well done. It just seems that the shift of the nation has moved more towards getting more pay for less work, not caring about the quality of the end product, being more (more…)
May 24, 2012
The United States possesses a unique spirit and drive that not many other nations, as a people have. The morals that built this country revolved around this spirit and the fierce desire to be left alone. When the many settlers began to flood the shores of the eastern region of the US they brought with them a moral character of honesty, hard work, and integrity.
The original settlers of America believed that God should be first and foremost in their lives and that their country should reflect this same attitude. (more…)
May 20, 2012
Current president Barack Obama is generally considered to the 44th president of The United States of America. However, technically speaking, only 43 different people have been president due to the fact that President Grover Cleveland served as both the 22nd and the 24th presidents, making him the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. George Washington become the country’s very first president when he was elected into office on April 30, 1789. At that time there were no defined political parties. The youngest president was Theodore Roosevelt who was 42 year (more…)