Harriet Tubman and the abolitionist movement is full steam ahead with the Underground Railroad in the fight against slavery. As the Civil War chugs along, the Union fires a legal shot at the Confederacy with the Confiscation Act.
The first real confrontation of the American Civil War kicks off near the town of Manassas, and only a stone’s throw from Washington D.C. It’s the battle of Bull Run.
Abraham Lincoln is the Big Buck of This Lick! He and the new Republican Party set out to oppose slavery, just as the Supreme Court doubles down with one of their worst decisions…the Dred Scott case.
There’s gold in them there hills! Gold is struck in California! We’re gonna get rich…or, at least a few dudes are.
California roars towards independence! It’s the Bear Flag Revolt.
Chuck Norris makes Texas a state, then he fights a war…on his own.
The future of the Texas hangs in the balance…as tensions explode, so do the cannons. The fighting kicks off at the Alamo, with folk legend Davy Crockett. It doesn’t turn out so well for him, but everyone will Remember the Alamo!
Westside is the best side…Unless you died of dysentery along the way. #OregonTrail. Manifest Destiny broadens the horizons of the young United States, but there’s a dark side to westward expansion.