Something has been accomplished in the United States of America that sets it apart from any other nation in history — a gift we enjoy, but seldom recognize: in the United States of America, changes in the presidency are accomplished “by ballot, not by bullet.” Each of our 44 presidential elections were accomplished by the will of the people and resulted in a peaceful transition of power.
Conflict, unfortunately, has been a part of our world since civilization began. The need to have the upper hand in battle was recognized thousands of years ago, as special troops or warriors would train harder and better than their opponents to gain a battlefield advantage. These warriors still exist today in the likes of The US Navy Seals and the British SAS among others. Their logos are military icons that adorn popular culture and instill fear in the enemy.
For nearly half of its relatively brief existence, the United States has been actively involved in armed conflict, whether at home or abroad. Here is a closer look at wars involving the U.S. military from Best Liberal Arts Colleges.
Alcatraz or “The Rock” has a rich history of famous inmates, escape attempts, and mystery. Many people know of Alcatraz from movies or brief mentions in stories but don’t know much about the penitentiary. Alcatraz house many well known criminals and had many escape attempts, which most were unsuccessful but a few were successful. Learn more about the history of this famous penitentiary in the following infographic created by San Francisco Hotel Guides.
The ancient cultural traditions of Hawaii live on in the Hula. The dance is taught and performed today all around the world, including Japan, France, Germany and Mexico. Hula today is appreciated worldwide for its artistry and has been used by native Hawaiians to tell stories for centuries. Learn more in this infographic created by the Polynesian Culture Center.
URBANARA presents the following infographic which provides some interesting details about the history behind some of our favorite Christmas traditions.
Pearl Harbor was a horrific day in U.S. History. This infographic published by The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration reminds us what happened and some of the major details of that scary morning.
Across the world, Christmas is celebrated in a multitude of rich and cherished traditions. Their origins are wonderfully varied, emerging out of cultures and beliefs throughout history. This illustrated timeline, brought to you by Balsam Hill, captures the flow of some of the most popular Christmas traditions and figures and traces their simple lineage from St. Nicholas’ humble beginnings to today.
We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but how much is that in actual cash? Ultimately, a painting is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Still, if the piece has historical, cultural or critical importance, the value of a painting will skyrocket. With that in mind, Printerinks.com looks at some of the most expensive pieces of art, detailing how much they’re worth and why the buyers thought so highly of the works.
With Movember entering it’s 10th year, and the moustache growing charity fundraiser being more popular than ever, Jacamo thought they’d take a look back at the hard work Movember have put in over the last few years. Bulked out with some things you may not know about the humble ‘tache.
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