Why is there an apparent turn away from the study of history when the need to correct historical illiteracy appears so great?
By T. Rees Shapiro
The Washington Post
A 1985Â Washington Post article aptly opined that Monroe's home "bears about the relation to Jefferson's mansion as does a cottage to a country club."Â Monroe himself even described his humble abode as a "cabin castle," and historians interpreted his modesty as a latent expression of his roots as the son of a wood craftsman. But an archaeological discovery on the property is rewriting the legacy of Monroe and the place he called home.
By Ronald C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Faculty Member Management at American Public University
The role of the Constitution of the United States parallels closely the genesis of the Armed Forces. General George Washington, who went on to become our nationâ€™s first President, was a proponent of a life of military service; he and the other founders ensured the Constitution reflected the principles of military service. Here are a few great points to consider, just in time for Constitution Day on September 17.
By Ljubica Jovanovic
Faculty Member, Humanities at American Public University
Different understandings of the shared biblical events and stories lie at the bottom of their historical, and contemporary, disagreements and violent interactions. Living and working in todayâ€™s world demands a good knowledge not only of the contents of the Hebrew Bible stories and books, but also of their interpretations and use in the rhetoric of current political discourse.
By Dr. Stephen Schwalbe
Faculty Member, Political Science at American Public University
Puerto Rico could soon gain statehood and become the 51st state â€“ and, few Americans are aware of this. The last time this happened was in 1959 with the accession of both Alaska and Hawaii.