James Naismith was directed by his higher ups to invent a game, not too violent, that the athletes could play inside. By December, he'd put together an idea for a game that required passing, with a soft ball (at first a soccer ball), no dribbling, and a peach basket up high. Yes, he invented basketball.
New book from ABH staff now published. Chronology includes 50 essays, with supporting documents and letters written by participants and Congress, on a variety of topics, including what America was like on the last day prior to European discovery, to the desire of Americans to head west in the first major wagon train to California.
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Staff Notes - New content on the way, including more pop out details in our Timeline section. We also wanted to thank our readers for pushing ABH to new viewer heights. In 2018, we reached more than 1.83 million visitors. Since we started, over 10.8 million people have checked us out. Thanks!!!!
Inspired by the best historic sites across the USA, ABH is one place where the history student or tourist can start, with a timeline history of the USA, plus pages dedicated to the most historic site attractions across the nation. Dedicated to telling the history of the nation in conversational style, with enough detail to engage, but not too much to overwhelm.