History

Anything I put on the site that relates to history will show up here.  You’d expect there to be a History Section since that’s what my degree is in and I’ve always been fascinated by the past.

Historical stuff will be included in this section

  • Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Hawkins November 4, 2012
    “… I consider the business of hunting as already become insufficient to furnish clothing and subsistence to the Indians. The promotion of agriculture, therefore, and household manufacture, are essential in their preservation, and I am disposed to aid and encourage it liberally. … In truth, the ultimate point of rest & happiness for them is to ...
  • Thomas Jefferson, to his grandchildren, March 2 November 4, 2012
    I love this one. A letter from the President of the , to his grandchildren. I am very happy to find that two of you can write. I shall now expect that whenever it is inconvenient for your papa and mama to write, one of you will write on a piece of paper these words `all ...
  • Thomas Jefferson To Dr. JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, March, 21, 1801 November 4, 2012Thomas Jefferson To Dr. JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, March, 21, 1801
    What an effort, my dear Sir, of bigotry in Politics & Religion have we gone through! The barbarians flattered themselves they should be able to bring back the times of Vandalism, when ignorance put everything into the hands of power & priestcraft. All advances in science were proscribed as innovations. They pretended to praise ...
  • Thomas Jefferson To Elbridge Gerry, Jan. 26, 1799 November 4, 2012
    “… I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another: for freedom of the press, & against all violations of the constitution to silence by force & not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct ...
  • Republicans, Whigs and KnowNothings September 19, 2012
    Maybe some day the real Republicans will take back their party. If they don't the party is going to go the way of the Whigs and KnowNothings and all the other parties of the 19th century that nobody remembers.
  • Income inequality September 16, 2012
  • Que Sera, Sera September 11, 2012
  • Anger and Fear August 12, 2012
  • It’s easy to say NO. August 11, 2012
  • History of the Pledge of Allegiance. August 10, 2012
    History of the Pledge of Allegiance. 1892 "I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all." 1892 to 1923 "I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all." 1923 to 1924 "I pledge allegiance ...
  • GDP History August 10, 2012
    Democrats have occupied the in 26 of the 62 years since 1948. Average GDP growth in the country over those 26 years has been 4.01%.   Republicans have occupied the White House in 36 of the 62 years since 1948. Average GDP growth over those 36 years has been 2.75%.  Here are the individual performances of ...
  • The Good Old Days July 24, 2012
    Conservatism is not so much a philosophy as an attitude. It rests on doubt in human nature; it distrusts improvement, clings to traditional institutions and prefers the past to the future.
  • The Bill of Rights March 27, 2012
    ’s draft of the Bill of Rights was prepared and introduced shortly after the First Congress convened in 1789. Quoted from:  http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/index_no_flash. “The Preamble to The Bill of Rights Congress of the begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. THE Conventions of a number ...

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