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  • Articles Of Confed

    Articles of Confederation: Circular Letter to the States (1777)

    ~ by James Still ~ The Articles of Confederation (and Perpetual Union) was the first Constitution of the United States. Richard Henry Lee wrote, “In this great business, dear Sir, we must yield a little to each other, and not rigidly insist on having everything …

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  • Facebook’s Analytics Tools Latest Abuse of Fourth Amendment

    Some Americans were appalled to learn that the NSA was illegally intercepting US citizens’ phone calls and Internet communications, but for many of us, it was far from surprising. The United States has a long and checkered history of mass surveillance. As far back as …

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  • Articles Of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation (1777)

    ~ by James Still ~ The Articles of Confederation (and Perpetual Union) was approved by Congress on November 15, 1777 and went into effect on March 1, 1781, following the ratification by all 13 States. There was no provision for a president, judiciary or means …

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    Rogues to the Left of US How to Make it Right

    Rogues to the Left of US – How to Make it Right   California has definitely gone rogue implementing their own national policy over that of the federal government. Additionally, elements within the national bureaucracy have also gone rogue acting as a corrective to the …

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  • Baron Von Steuben 3

    Baron von Steuben (1778)

    ~ by James Still ~ Friedrich “Baron” von Steuben was a Prussian officer and served as an aide to Frederick the Great. Following his military career, von Steuben received a recommendation from Benjamin Franklin and wrote to George Washington, “… the object of my greatest …

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  • Washingtons Army

    Valley Forge: Diary of Albigence Waldo (1777-1778)

    ~ by James Still ~ Albigence Waldo was an army surgeon at Valley Forge. Disease, especially smallpox, was one of the most dangerous enemies for Washington’s army. John Adams noted, “Disease has destroyed Ten Men for Us, where the Sword of the Enemy has killed …

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  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge (1777-1778)

    ~ by James Still ~ On December 19, 1777, one day after America’s First National Thanksgiving, Washington’s army marched into Valley Forge to begin preparations for winter camp. Valley Forge, named after an iron forge on Valley Creek, was about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, …

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  • Thanksgiving

    First National Thanksgiving (1777)

    ~ By James Still ~ In the fall of 1777, American and British forces engaged in two battles near Saratoga, NY. After suffering heavy losses, the British army fled to Saratoga and surrendered when surrounded by additional American forces. In recognition of this victory, Congress …

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  • Martyr's Park in Dallas, Texas

    Dallas’ Lee Park Gutted and Martyr’s Park Desolate

    Context: On September 15, 2017, the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from Lee Park, Dallas, Texas, and became the latest in a series of Confederate monuments disappearing from cities across America this summer and fall.   News of the Great Fire that …

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  • The Marquis De Lafayette

    Marquis de Lafayette: America loved Lafayette (1834)

    ~ by James Still ~ Marquis de Lafayette served passionately during America’s Revolution. Along with Benjamin Franklin, Lafayette helped to obtain France’s involvement in our Revolution. Lafayette also helped secure a victory at Yorktown. During his final visit to America in 1824, Lafayette became the …

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