What happened to political jingles? Political campaign songs were a staple of the American presidential election cycle since 1800. With almost every election in the 19th century having each candidate have their surrogates going forth to teach and lead audiences in singing their songs during the campaign. Before modern radio and television songs were just one of a myriad of ways that political campaigns would try to keep their voters interested. Which also included but was
Bloodstains, fingerprints, and smoking guns are classic concepts of crime fiction that are prevalent in various aspects of popular culture. The genre, popularized by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series, has gradually incorporated modern elements and blended with other media forms in Western societies. While obscure to international audiences, Japanese murder mystery also occupies a unique space in the country’s literary history; its development can be categorized
In recent months, the idea of what school looks like has undergone an extreme makeover as students and teachers have been hastily moved into the new ‘zoom classroom.’ While for many this transformation has brought about new obstacles; it has also heightened deeply-embedded troubles that have been plaguing the nation’s school systems since the introduction of the technological age to the classroom. Often referred to as the virtual achievement gap, this division between the hav
The postal system is one of the oldest functions of government in the United States. The history of an American postal system predates even the Constitution, first starting under the Articles of Confederation under Benjamin Franklin. Although it has grown, adapted, and evolved since its founding, the function of mail delivery remains an important and visible function of government. According to studies, 91% of Americans look favorably upon the United States Postal Service.
The Divisive Struggle to Form a National Identity In 1861, the United States of America faced a crisis unlike any other that had come before. As southern states began seceding from the union after the election of Abraham Lincoln, the very idea of America was at stake and the nation’s identity began to be called into question. Was the United States a nation founded on equality and freedom, allowing peoples from all over the world a sanctuary for free thought? Or was it a natio