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Why Did Abraham Lincoln’s Secret Service Fail?

Why Did Abraham Lincoln’s Secret Service Fail?

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln sent shockwaves through the country that can still be felt today, a hundred and fifty years later. The country had just been through a brutal civil war, the process of Reconstruction was just beginning, and a single gunshot at Ford’s Theater robbed the country of its central figure. It was …

Getting To Know Somerset: A Brief History

Getting To Know Somerset: A Brief History

Welcome to Somerset Place State Historic Site! Somerset Place was an antebellum plantation that started as a business venture between three businessmen who lived in Edenton, North Carolina: Josiah Collins I, Dr. Samuel Dickenson, and Nathaniel Allen. They formed the Lake Company in 1784, which was created solely to start a plantation in Tyrrell County, …

The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history and Herbert Hoover’s here, which is never a good sign. Today we’re gonna return to two of my favorite topics: economics and inaccurate naming conventions. That’s right, we’re gonna be talking about the Great Depression, which was only great if you enjoy, like, being a …