The portraits of Daniel Shays and Job Shattuck, leaders of the Massachusetts Regulators.
American History

The Beginning of Daniel Shays’ Rebellion

April 6, 2021

Daniel Shays, a former army man, was hit hard by the new taxation policy in Massachusetts. When his personal situation worsened, he joined the protesters in Springfield and thus began the famous Shays’ rebellion. […]

Grunge stamps 'CIA', 'confidential'
American History

America’s Spy Network: What Does It Do?

April 2, 2021

The intelligence life cycle begins when decision-makers identify information they need to know, and the intelligence community attempts to collect the data relevant to the question and provide its best analysis of what that data forecasts. […]

The security eye logo.
American History

America’s Intelligence Community: An Overview

April 1, 2021

When the Congress reviewed the situation after 9/11, they didn’t like what they saw. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 established the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The resulting structure is more or less a federation intended to maximize the effectiveness of intelligence collection and dissemination among 17 member agencies while maintaining independence of action among each. […]

A close up of Native American woman.
American History

Native Southeast and the British in the 1700s

March 30, 2021

In the Southeast, increased social and economic interactions with colonists made it increasingly difficult for Native people to control the rate and shape of change. Their search for common ground was challenged even more by the spread of diseases, the expansion of slavery, and the onset of war. […]

Illustration of North American Indian chief.
American History

The Natives of Great Lakes Region and the French Newcomers

March 30, 2021

What was it that held this nonstate world of the villages in Ohio Country together? Well, for one thing, they shared a common space, many of them due to the shared experience of being forced from their own homelands into a new area. And because of that, many of them also frequently shared a common enemy—the Iroquois. […]

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