WHY STUDY U.S. HISTORY?
It is imperative that we, as a nation, understand our roots and nourish them in order to keep our foundation strong and healthy. Especially today, when revisionist history has become en vogue and agenda-driven propaganda has replaced fact in our public schools, it is important for all citizens to know and understand the history of our great country.
From the Native Americans who preceded the European settlers, through the settling of the colonies, our fight for independence, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, the World Wars, the Great Depression, Roosevelt's New Deal, the Korean War, Johnson's Great Society, the civil rights movement, the moon landing, Vietnam, the Reagan years, the Gulf War, the tech boom, 9/11, and the financial collapse of the past decade - all of these events and eras have shaped us as a nation and created our present-day reality, for better or worse.
Undoubtledy, mistakes have been made and those must be analyzed and learned from if we are to preserve the freedom which allows us to thrive and carry forth the greatness for which our country is known.
"They say that the United States has had its days in the sun, that our nation has passed its zenith. My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view." ~ Ronald Reagan
A History of the American People, Paul Johnson
Oxford History of the United States Series, various authors
A Patriot's History of the United States, Larry Schweikart
The Making of America, W. Cleon Skousen
American Exceptionalism, An Experiment in History, Charles Murray
Conceived in Liberty, Murray Rothbard
Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, Thomas Woods, Jr.
We Still Hold These Truths, Matt Spalding
Student's Guide to U.S. History, Wilfred McClay
The American Presidency, Forrest McDonald
Founding Rivals, Chris DeRose
Promised Land, Crusader State, Walter MacDougal
1913, Oliver DeMille
America's Great Depression, Murray Rothbard
Liberal Fascism, Jonah Goldberg
The Naked Communist, W. Cleon Skousen
Setting the Record Straight ... Black and White, David Barton
The American Story, Garet Garrett