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Separation of Powers: Marbury v. Madison, Schechter Poultry Corp.

Since America's first wobbly, unsure steps forward as a nation, the concept of separation of powers has played a pivotal role in defining the...

The Birth of the American Newspaper

When first born in the 1600s, American newspapers lacked objectivity. Articles were nothing more than opinion pieces. The first American newspaper, Publick Occurences, was...

The Third Term

On the evening of July 16, 1940, Thomas D. (for Democrat) Garry sat sweating in front of a microphone in the basement of Chicago...

Lewis and Clark – The Corps of Discovery

On May 14, 1804 Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left Camp Debois, near St. Louis with a party of men known as the...

Christmas Quotes by Our Presidents

In days past and as history was being made, our country’ Presidents stated things about Christmas that reflected what they felt was going on...

Origins of the Thanksgiving Holiday in America

Thanksgiving of today is celebrated much like the colonists of Plymouth Colony celebrated it in 1621. Theirs was a three day celebration of feasting...

Union Forces Routed at Bull Run

Three months passed since the fall of Fort Sumter, and both North and South were growing impatient for a decisive battle. The Confederates had...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 1

Only two men in our entire history hold the distinction of losing three presidential elections (losing being defined here as losing in the Electoral...

The First Transcontinental Railroad

In 1818, Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, then editor of the St. Louis Enquirer, wrote a series of editorials proposing a network of...

Colonial America – Hail to the Chief

In the spirit of the recent inauguration of our new President, I decided to take a look at presidential roots. Just when did the...