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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Legacy of the Wright Brothers

The holiday season tends to be the busiest time of year at airports across the United States. However, it is possible that nobody would be flying home for the holidays if it hadn’t been for the ingenuity and determination of the Wright brothers.

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The History and Controversy of Thanksgiving

You may remember the story of the first Thanksgiving from your elementary school days, when you listened to the tale of the Pilgrims and their Indigenous friends. But how much of that story is actually true?

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The History of Disaster Relief in America

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. As this year’s season comes to an end, we’ve already seen several disastrous storms hit U.S. territory. What is the federal government’s responsibility when storms like this hit?

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Operation Iraqi Freedom

In this Secrets of the Serial Set edition, we will examine Operation Iraqi Freedom, which was the military response that derived from 9/11 and also from decades of tension between the United States and Saddam Hussein’s regime.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Aaron Burr’s Conspiracy

With former president Donald Trump currently under investigation for treason, you might wonder if a major American politician has ever been suspected of conspiring against the United States before. Well, it isn’t exactly unprecedented.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Wounded Knee Massacre

It’s no secret that American history is full of heinous acts committed by white settlers against the indigenous peoples of North America. One such example is the Wounded Knee Massacre, the gunning down of more than 150 indigenous peoples of the Lakota tribe, including women and children.

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5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Research

It’s the morning and you’re well rested, sitting down at your computer with your coffee ready to start your research. And suddenly you hit a road block. Where do you start? We’re here to share some quick tips to improve your research.