Quote of the Day

“There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party.…

Do You Know About Arthur Middleton?

Do you know that today is the 275th birthday of Arthur Middleton? Arthur Middleton was from South Carolina and signed the Declaration of Independence. Middleton was elected to the Second Continental Congress after his father had served in the First Continental Congress, and when he arrives, in Philadelphia, he shares a home with Hancock.  They…

Do You Know About Samuel Huntington?

Did you know that Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was the First President of the United States in Congress Assembled under the Articles of Confederation? This is different from being the First President of the United States under the Constitution because the Articles of Confederation had a weak central government with a…

Quote of the Day

They gave the praise thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully for them, this to enclose their enemies in their hands and give them so speedy a victory over so proud and insulting an enemy.  William Bradford writing about the end of the Pequot War  (taken from America’s Beginings by Tony Williams pg. 33)

Quote of the Day

“The Senate and House of Representatives form mutual checks on each other, and the President on both.  Cato’s apprehensions of Monarchy are chimerical, in the highest degree; and calculated in the same manner as what he says of the rich oppressing and grinding the poor – to catch the attention of the unwary multitude.” “Americanus” …