Tags » 1787

Constitutional Convention?

Folks asking for a Constitutional Convention need to consider what happened the last time we “amended” our national governing document in 1787: we threw it out and started over. 80 more words


Know Your History: The Greatness of George Washington

I suppose everyone knows that George Washington was a great man. But I wonder if people know why he was a great man. I’m sure some would say that he must be great in order to have a nation’s capital, a state, many towns, and umpteen schools using the famous moniker. 419 more words

History & Culture

The Momentousness of the Bourgeois Revolution

As Americans in the year 2014, we should support the 1787 Constitution. The document set about a course of events, that I argue, will ultimately benefit humanity. 474 more words

from Robert Picklesimer: In 2011, we produced 1787 We the People at the 1500-seat Virginia Theatre, an historical landmark in downtown Champaign, Illinois – the fruition of more than 10 years of development. 80 more words


I Loved Being a FROG, But...

By Taylor Hudson

Being a FROG is seen as a quintessential experience for a JMU student, and I am not going to disagree. For those of you who want to be a FROG, I say do it. 572 more words

Thoughts On...

An Electric Blue Gown at Grandmother's Party, 1788

Bouquets, or Grandmother’s Party by Philibert-Louis Debucourt  (1788)

Grandmother’s party is popping with fashionable details:  the little boy in a striped suit, the chubby cheeked toddler’s bonnet that matches maman’s, and Maman.   121 more words

18th Century