The Hoax That a Tariff Provoked the Civil War

The Hoax That a Tariff Provoked the Civil War

There have been some claims over the years that the Morrill Tariff, passed in early 1861, caused the American Civil War. It was said that this law, which taxed imports into the United States, was so unfair to southern states that they seceded. There is, of course, controversy surrounding this interpretation of history. During the … Read more

Five Rivers of the Greek Underworld

Rivers of the Greek Underworld

The ancient Greeks believed that people had souls that went on after they died. They thought that if someone had a good afterlife they would be rewarded. Hades was the Greek god that ruled over this part of the world, as well as his kingdom. In Greek mythology the Underworld was ruled by Hades, the … Read more

How did George Washington Die?

How did George Washington Die

The truth is, we don’t really know how George Washington died. What we do know, however, is that he was the first president of the United States. The question is: what caused him to die? It’s a big question, but one that is easy to answer. According to historians, George Washington died of pneumonia on … Read more