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Blog posts : "History"

Declaration of Independence vs US Constitution vs Bill of Rights

People seem to to have trouble understanding each of these three vital documents in American History. I'm going to explain each one and hopefully eradicate some confusion.

The United States Declaration of Independence- it was written from June-July 1776. It was ratified "made official" on July 4, 17…

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The British are Coming? What?

Most American schoolchildren hear the tale of Paul Revere's famous "Midnight Ride".  Sadly, most of the story it not completely accurate.

The ride began at 11 pm not midnight but that is really a minor detail.

First, Paul Revere was not the only brave soul to put his life on the line that night.  W…

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Benjamin Franklin: America's Crazy Uncle

benfThere is no doubt that Benjamin Franklin is one of America's treasures. He was a founding father who loved this country, everything that it was and everything that it could be. He was willing to give over his entire life to make sure that the infant nation became the strongest and most free in all t…

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Christopher Columbus does not deserve a holiday

Christopher Columbus is probably one of the best examples of history not letting the facts get in the way of a good story.  Very little of the traditional story is actually true.

First, he did sail from Spain in 1492 with the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. However, he did not reach America (or India …

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Lincoln, great guy, but not an abolitionist

 

Lincoln, great guy, but not an abolitionist

It was assumed by many that he was an advocate of freeing the slaves, as he was a republican (yes he was) and many of his political enemies made him out to be an abolitionist. However, in his Inaugural Address, he stated: "I have no purpose, directly or…

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Founding Fathers didn't want the US to be a Christian nation

 

Founding Fathers didn't want the US to be a Christian nation

I know this is going to cause controversy but I am only giving you the facts.

The constitution never mentions any deity because the founding fathers wanted this to be a religion neutral nation.

George Washington and John Adams …

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The US is NOT a Democracy

 

The US is NOT a Democracy

Contrary to popular belief the United States of America is NOT a Democracy.

We are in fact a Constitutional Republic.

Here’s the difference:

A democracy is where the citizens, not representative of the citizens, participate in the decision making.

Now for the smart one…

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