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Who Were the Democratic-Republicans?

“… At the end of 1790 became the first major step in the development of an organized opposition designed to protect Southern agricultural interests (including slavery) from Eastern commercial dominance. 545 more words


How Did "Assumption" Lead to the Compromise of 1790?

“Only three states—Massachusetts, Connecticut, and South Carolina—owed nearly half the total state debts and were desperately anxious for assumption. Although some states were indifferent, several states—Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia—had already paid off a large proportion of their own debt and could hardly welcome paying federal taxes to retire the debts of the other states. 226 more words


How Did "St. Clair's Defeat" Affect America?

“In 1791 General Arthur St. Clair, the territorial governor of the Northwest, led a motley and contentious collection of over fourteen hundred regulars, militia, and levies from Fort Washington against the Miami villages. 230 more words


The Legacy of James Madison

“Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention: have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property: and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”

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Book Review: American Creation

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis, Vintage Books, 2007, 283 pp.

I know that Joseph Ellis can be a controversial figure, respected by some academics and disdained by others, criticized for his histories of “great men” without much attention to the concerns of women or non-white individuals. 426 more words

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US Presidents Choose a Post-White House DC 'Hood

Like I’ve discussed before, there is a lot more to consider in a home then the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. And no, I’m not talking about whether or not it has granite counter tops for your Chipotle bags to sit on top of or a laundry chute for mid-afternoon bouncy ball escapades. 793 more words

Richard Dreyfuss: 'Hey, We Should Rewrite Second Amendment'

‘It’s the only amendment that’s obscurely written’. People should be allowed have guns if they ‘participate in a militia’, only.

Awr Hawkins writes: In a July 23 interview published in the New York Observer, actor… 142 more words

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