Kearny's Charge, Battle of Chantilly

History Chat: Divisions That Would Lead to Civil War

Dear God, yes… I’m responding to this. Why? Because this idiocy is the reason that history education is so important. (And in case you haven’t caught on, yes, I’m responding to the fact that a certain someone in the Office of the President apparently thinks the Civil War could have been avoided.) The original disagreements […]

John Adams

History Chat: The Earliest Constitutions

Most of the questions I have involving history are because I heard someone say something that didn’t quite line up with my existing knowledge. Either that or someone posed a question I didn’t know the answer to and had to look it up. Since I spend most of my time either in a classroom or […]

History Chat: Hamilton, An American Musical

Hamilton: An American Musical… Well, I was hesitant at first, to say the least. Rap is not exactly my favorite genre of music. But it’s a musical about a major player in American history – so I bought the album and listened to it. For the students. A majority of whom listen to rap. And […]