What was the Proclamation of 1763?

Portrait of King George III by Allan Ramsay, from WikiMedia Commons. The Proclamation of 1763 reserved the lands west of the crest of the Appalachian mountains for the Indians, and prohibited colonists from moving west. After the French and Indian War, the French gave up their claim to lands east of the Mississippi River. This … Read more

AP Exam Study Guides for 2019

It’s that time of year! AP exams are right around the corner. We’ve taken the time to collect links to some of the top study guides on Amazon.com. U.S. History AP U.S. History (Premium), Princeton Review AP U.S. History, Princeton Review AP U.S. History, Barron’s AP U.S. History, Sterling Test Prep European History AP European … Read more

The Newburgh Conspiracy – March 15, 1783

One of the early threats to the republic came in March 1783, when a group of officers in the Continental Army decided to challenge the authority of the Congress. The incident was caused by the inability of Congress to pay the members of the military. Under the Articles of Confederation, the Congress could not tax the … Read more

Gettysburg Campaign of 1863 on American History Central

Union view of Pickett’s Charge, Wikimedia Commons We have published a series of Entries and Quick Facts that provide a comprehensive overview of Robert E. Lee’s 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. The series covers the events from June 9, 1863, with the Battle of Brandy Station, through the Battle of Gettysburg from July 1–3, 1863, and culminates … Read more

Entries on the Civil War are Coming Soon

As I mentioned last time, Harry and I were sidetracked for a few years with another project.  I think that it was around 2009 that we decided to jump into a new encyclopedia that focused on the role of Ohioans in the Civil War. That site, Ohio Civil War Central, contains a massive amount of well-researched … Read more

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