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September 17th, 1787

September 17th, 1787.  This was the day the Constitution of the United States of America was adopted and then ratified only a year later.

Since that time, that document and our people have been under pervasive and relentless attack from powers the world over, and those powers have won. 739 more words

Life imitates Gillray

On a recent visit to the Guards Museum (excellent, well cared for, many wonderful items) I came across a copy of James Gillray’s 1787 print… 268 more words

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Angelo on Elasticity and Recovery

You ought to practice not only to make your thrusts with great quickness and vivacity, but also to deliver them with an elastic disengagement and disposition; and the motion of the body should appear like divers springs throughout the whole frame.

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Companion piece Chapter 2, Part 2 and Chapter 3

(continuing from Chapter 2, Part 1 of History of the 1787 Constitutional Convention as Presented in 1787 the Musical – We Wrote the Constitution102 more words

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On this day: the premiere of Don Giovanni

On the 29th of October, 1787, Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni premiered at the Estates Theatre in Prague.

The theatre in 1797

The opera was commissioned after Mozart made a successful trip to Prague earlier the same year. 44 more words

On This Day

Why Donald Trump Will Succeed as a "Know Nothing" Candidate

At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787, America’s founding fathers wrestled with how our young nation would govern itself. Those deliberations – shaped by political intrigue and diverse personal agendas – included creation of the government’s executive branch. 708 more words

Class of 2019 University Welcome

Yesterday first- years attended the annual University Welcome, ushering the class of 2019 into the James Madison community. The convocation center was packed with incoming first- years, their FRoG’s (First Year Orientation Guides) and RA’s (Resident Advisers). 108 more words

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