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West Virginia Shouldn’t Exist

West Virginia Shouldn’t Exist

There’s no stranger political division in the United States than between Virginia and West Virginia, and through most reasonable interpretations, it should not exist. The eastern part of Virginia played a very important role in the American colonies, and later in America. Four of the first five US Presidents were Virginians. Just before the Civil …

The History of Europeans in America | DW Documentary

The History of Europeans in America | DW Documentary

[Music] for immigrants leaving Europe for the new world the passage across the Atlantic was the first of many adventures at their destination they were greeted by a spectacular backdrop Manhattan in the harbor they were welcomed by a goddess of the modern age holding high a promise anyone seeking to better their fortunes here …