Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.

This Day in History

On October 10, 1845, the United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Maryland, with 50 students and seven professors. It was known as the Naval School until 1850 when it became the U.S. Naval Academy. At that point, the Academy began to require four years of academic study in combination with at-sea training on a U.S. Navy ship each summer.

"What can one person do?"
Read some of the stories on this site; you'll see that they revolve around single individuals who worked toward change.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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