Declaration of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the… Continue reading Declaration of Independence

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The Bill of Rights

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights Congress of the United Statesbegun and held at the City of New-York, onWednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction… Continue reading The Bill of Rights

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Anti-Federalist Papers: No. 2

Anti-Federalist No. 2 “We Have Been Told of Phantoms” This essay is an excerpted from a speech of William Grayson, June 11, 1788, in Jonathan Elliot (ed.), The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution……. (Philadelphia, 1876) 5 vols., III, 274-79. The adoption of this government will not meliorate… Continue reading Anti-Federalist Papers: No. 2

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Anti-Federalist Papers: Their Place in American History

Likely most all Americans have learned how American independence was won; most English classes study the speeches of notable historic figures such as Patrick Henry. Washington was an apt and able general who led the War for Independence, but only reluctantly accepted the role as the nation’s first president. The Bill of Rights is another… Continue reading Anti-Federalist Papers: Their Place in American History

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Anti-Federalist Papers: No. 1 [A Federalist]

Anti-Federalist No.1 General Introduction: A Dangerous Plan Of Benefit Only to The “Aristocratick Combination” From The Boston Gazette and Country Journal, November 26, 1787. I am pleased to see a spirit of inquiry burst the band of constraint upon the subject of the NEW PLAN for consolidating the governments of the United States, as recommended… Continue reading Anti-Federalist Papers: No. 1 [A Federalist]

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Qatar a Rising Political Force in the Middle East

In recent years, Qatar has proven to be an influential and rising political force in the Middle East. By cultivating an image of a peaceful and neutral world power, an unusual category for Middle Eastern countries, it has forged strong and lasting bonds between many dominant international players, and has risen to become a mediator… Continue reading Qatar a Rising Political Force in the Middle East

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California Proposition 16: Failure to Restore Affirmative Action

What was 2020 California Proposition 16? California Proposition 16 was an initiative that appeared on November 2020 general election ballots in the state of California. It was written to get support for amending the Constitution of the state of California to repeal Proposition 209, which was added to the state’s laws in 1996. Proposition 209… Continue reading California Proposition 16: Failure to Restore Affirmative Action

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How Did Political Party Conventions Start? Their Purpose Explained

In the early nineteenth century, a party’s presidential candidate was nominated by a congressional caucus. Members of Congress from the same party would meet and recommend a nominee. The Anti-Mason party held the first political convention in 1831. The Anti-Masons had little congressional representation, so they held a general meeting in Baltimore with 116 delegates… Continue reading How Did Political Party Conventions Start? Their Purpose Explained

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