“… 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
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“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
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
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