As the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan approaches, conservatives feel his spirit taking wing once again. Images of “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” scroll across our televisions on slick GE commercials. This one image reminds us of the courage of this American hero who, in the face of politically-correct policy writers, challenged the Soviet Premier to participate in the liberty of man by re-uniting Berlin. The rest is definitely history.
Posts Tagged ‘History’
Campaign Conundrum – part 1 of 2
During the many years I taught American History to high school students, a theme began to emerge as we looked at the ebb and flow of events over the centuries. The desire to colonize North America, the rush for land grants from the King, the skullduggery of pitting European nations against each other, the curse of slavery, the Homestead Act, the Missouri Compromise, the Trans-Continental Railroad, the Panama Canal, the Gold Rush, etc. All these projects and events were moved along by a single thread: Follow The Money. (more…)