Profile silhouettes of a Wampanoag character and a pilgrim.
American History

The Iroquois Confederacy and the Lenape in the 1700s

March 29, 2021

One has to readjust our vision if we are to understand the late 17th and early 18th centuries from Native perspectives. There was this multifaceted process of incorporation between the European newcomers and the Natives of Iroquois Confederacy and the Lenape people. […]

The flag of Nazi Germany in 1933.
European History

The Totalitarian Regime of the Nazis

March 29, 2021

The Nazis could not win majority votes in the March 1933 elections. Nonetheless, they tried every possible means to establish dictatorship in Germany. And they succeeded. […]

Image of the US Capitol Building.
American History

Functioning of the US Congress

March 29, 2021

The US Congress is so designed that the individual members of Congress have an incentive to serve their constituents, but they also have incentives to work with one another. They use various strategies to pass legislations that benefit them and their parties. […]

Image of the Statue of Democracy in Washington D.C.
American History

The US Congress: Challenges in Its Institutional Design

March 28, 2021

The members of the Congress have to balance between serving the needs of their constituents and working for the common good. This dilemma leads to constituents supporting their representatives but not liking the Congress in general. […]

Image of Thomas Jefferson working on the Declaration of Independence along with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams.
American History

Thomas Jefferson: The Political Life

March 25, 2021

Thomas Jefferson, though not interested in politics and commerce, did become active in American politics. However, he betrayed the Enlightenment principles he respected. […]

Image shows an open book kept on the American flag.
American History

Enlightenment Thinkers and Thomas Jefferson

March 24, 2021

Young Thomas Jefferson was heavily influenced by the writings of the Enlightenment thinkers. These writings continued to be part of his favorite reading lists even in the later days of his life. […]

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