The American Story
by Christopher Flannery
October 25, 2022 8:30 pm
Every generation of Americans has been faced with the same question: how should we live? Our endlessly interesting answers have created The American Story. The weekly episodes published here stretch from battlefields and patriot graves to back roads, school yards, bar stools, city halls, blues joints, summer afternoons, old neighborhoods, ball parks, and deserted beaches—everywhere you find Americans being and becoming American. They are true stories about what it is that makes America beautiful, what it is that makes America good and therefore worthy of love. Each episode aims in some small way to awaken the better angels of our nature, to welcome us into and encourage us to enrich the great American story.
The election of 1800 in America came after a decade of bitter and extreme party strife. Each side accused the other of aiming to overthrow the Constitution and preparing the way for tyranny. There was no precedent, including the experience of 1776, for resolving such differences without appealing to bullets. But ballots prevailed and power was transferred peacefully between uncompromisingly hostile political rivals for the first time in human history.
Ballots for Bullets: 1800 (2 of 3)4 days ago
Bullets and Ballots: 17762 weeks ago
Thank God for being an American3 weeks ago
Charlie Brown4 weeks ago
“Make Cakes!”1 month ago
Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver1 month ago
We the People2 months ago
9/112 months ago
This Was a Man2 months ago
Our Finest Hour2 months ago