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…

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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)

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“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” …

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Treasures of knowledge, aquired by the labours of Philosophers, Sages and Legislatures, through a long succession of years, are laid open for our use, and their collected wisdom may behappily applied in the Establisment of our forms of Goernment; the free cultivation of Letters, the unbounded extenstion of Commerce, the progressive refinement of Manners, the…

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“If I say to you the king died and then the queen died, that’s a sequence of events. If I say the king died and the queen died of grief, that’s a story.” Mr. McCullough, paraphrasing E.M. Forster Why History Will Repay Your Love