My analysis of finances, ETFs, and history.
May 10, 2019
Incoming presidents quote from the “greats”—Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt (FDR). Ronald Reagan in 1980 had an advantage over FDR; he had a clear-cut vision of his goals.
Oct. 31, 2017
The war for independence waged in 1835-1836 by Texas freedom fighters was in my opinion primarily necessitated by Mexican decrees abolishing slavery within its frontier states. Mexican hegemony in the area included an anti-slavery strategy in its new order of 1835 that erroneously depended upon actual slave insurrections as a military tool for creating an offensive against Texas militia.
Oct. 29, 2017
Historians believe that up to 5,000 German Mercenaries (Hessians) may have deserted and settled in America after the war for independance.
Jan. 15, 2017
Charlie Company's lst Platoon commanded by Lieutenant William I. Calley was expecting trouble on March 16, 1968 when they were landed in the "Pinkville" area, located within Quang Ngai province in South Vietnam. They had been conducting "search and destroy" missions within the province without finding the Vietcong.
Jan. 9, 2017
“The Great Game,” the geopolitical struggle of high adventure and political intrigue for Central Asia between the expanding empires of Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, infused with death and clandestine double-dealing, began at the dawn of the nineteenth century.
Dec. 27, 2016
To what extent was Benjamin Franklin responsible for the first two treaties between France and America? Although an American victory at the battle of Saratoga and other factors contributed to the signing of the first two Franco-American treaties, a preponderance of the evidence points to Benjamin Franklin as the linchpin for the meld of national interests.