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Lincoln the Underdog

The seven Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858 were not really debates by modern standards – one candidate spoke for 60 minutes, the other then spoke for 90 minutes, and finally the first speaker gave a 30-minute response. 403 more words

American History


Welcome to American Foreign Affairs 39!

This site is dedicated to the study of American Foreign Affairs during the Presidency of Jimmy Carter, the United States’ 39th President. 21 more words

American Foreign Affairs

It's the end of America as we know it

Happy Fourth of July. It’s the end of America as we know it.  And by the way, its the end of baseball, motherhood and apple pie as well.  819 more words

Presidential History

Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightened Palate

Thomas Jefferson was always a slender man. He ate sparingly – but what he ate was always magnificently prepared from the finest ingredients available.

Thomas Jefferson was unquestionably born with a brilliant and curious mind. 1,052 more words

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Dolley Madison’s Heartache: Payne Todd

Dolley and James Madison had no children of their own. John Payne Todd was the son of her first marriage.  

Dolley and James Madison Are Wed  1,073 more words

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY – June 10: Equal Pay Act

June 10, 1963 – The Equal Pay Act of 1963 signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

In 1938, the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt succeeded in ushering in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 287 more words