It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
Since our country's first Presidential election in 1788, the strategies of those campaigning have changed dramatically. Although the tactics that presidential hopefuls used in the early days of our country's history are still relevant, those who seek to be the Commander in Chief today must embrace a vast array of strategies that invite constant exposure and accountability.
My American Experience
From George Washington (1789-1797) to William McKinley (1897-1901), who is your favorite? Was it one of the Adams', Jefferson, or any of the other founding fathers? Or was it Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, or James Garfield? Which of the new country's leaders most helped shape America's identity in its first century of existence? Who was the most influential, and who had the most impact on the country we live in today? Share your story.
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Diet is an essential part of being an Olympian. While the average human being like myself attempts to make conscientious efforts to eat healthy, an Olympian must carefully calculate and measure all of his or her caloric consumption. When you think about what it means to eat like an Olympian, you would think it involves strict regulation of sugar and fat with large servings of fruits and vegetables. But what if your trainer gave you a beefsteak and a custard pudding for dinner? How would your stomach react if you found out Olympian Michael Phelps eats three fried-egg sandwiches, two cups of coffee, one five-egg omelet, one bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes all in one breakfast?