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The Federalist No. 39: On the Powers of the Convention to Form a Mixed Government Examined and Sustained

New York PacketFriday, January 18, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE second point to be examined is, whether the convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution. The […]

From Red Sox to Leatherneck: Ted Williams goes To war

From Red Sox to Leatherneck: Ted Williams goes To war

Everything looked to be on the up for America in the summer of 1941, unemployment was on a decline that reached its lowest point (9.66 percent) since 1930, temperatures were average, with the regions most […]

The Federalist No. 39: Conformity of the Plan to Republican Principles

Independent JournalWednesday, January 16, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE last paper having concluded the observations which were meant to introduce a candid survey of the plan of government reported […]

The Second Continental Congress convenes

On May 10, 1775, the American Founding Fathers convened the Second Continental Congress at the Pennsylvania Statehouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With the Battles of Lexington and Concord still hot on their minds, and less than […]

The Federalist No. 38: The Same Subject Continued, and the Incoherence of the Objections to the New Plan Exposed

Independent JournalSaturday, January 12, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: IT IS not a little remarkable that in every case reported by ancient history, in which government has been established with […]

Rhode Island denounces King George III

On May 4, 1776, Rhode Island kick started the revolution when it became the first colony to officially announce its independence from King George III. It was a long time coming for the small and […]

The Federalist No. 37: Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government

Daily AdvertiserFriday, January 11, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: IN REVIEWING the defects of the existing Confederation, and showing that they cannot be supplied by a government of less energy […]

The Federalist No. 36: Concerning the General Power of Taxation (continued)

From the New York PacketTuesday, January 8, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: WE HAVE seen that the result of the observations, to which the foregoing number has been principally devoted, […]

Settlers arrive in Virginia and the New World opens up

Settlers arrive in Virginia and the New World opens up

On April 26, 1607, on the forested shores of Cape Henry in southern Virginia, three ships arrived from England, holding the first permanent English settlers. The settlement, founded by the Virginia Company, only consisted of […]

The Federalist No. 35: Concerning the General Power of Taxation (continued)

Independent JournalSaturday, January 5, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: BEFORE we proceed to examine any other objections to an indefinite power of taxation in the Union, I shall make one […]