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This Day In History – September 25

    With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present. —Kenneth Milton Stampp (12 July 1912 – 10 July 2009), Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (1946–1983), was a celebrated historian of slavery, the American Civil War, and …

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How Civilizations Die

    How does the health and vitality of a culture influence its longevity? A wide variety of cultural facets foster growth and stability, or contribute to its demise: form of government, taxation, financial system, commerce, incentives for growth and production, agriculture, health care, diet, science, the family unit, roles of gender, commonly accepted sexual …

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This Day In History – September 11

  History must be written of, by and for the survivors. Anonymous   Ancient Rome – The Ludi Romani – ‘Roman Games’ In Full Swing – 51 A.D. Ancient History – Louis I, the Pious Succeeds His Father French King Charlemagne – 814 Independence War – The Battle of Brandywine – Patriots Defeated But Unbroken …

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This Day In History – September 10

  September 10, 1608 – Early American History English adventurer John Smith to lead Jamestown English adventurer John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia–the first permanent English settlement in North America. Smith, a colorful figure, had won popularity in the colony because of his organizational abilities and effectiveness in dealing with local Native …

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This Day In History – August 28

  August 28, 1728 – American Revolution Future “Hero of Bennington” John Stark born in Londonderry, New Hampshire New Hampshire’s most famous soldier, Gen. John Stark, the hero of Bunker Hill and Bennington, was the right man in the right place at the right time. His early training with his father in heavy farm work …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Hard Times Come Again No More’ – 1854

  This old song written in the American antebellum period reflects the turmoil that roiled the nation preceding the Civil War. From the growing differences and violence between the states over slavery and abolition, the crush and natural conflict of European and Asian immigrants on the East and West coasts, disrupted homes and families unsettled …

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This Day In U.S. History – July 17

James Butler Hickok - May 27, 1837 - August 2, 1876 (aged 39) - Occupation: Lawman, gunfighter, gambler

July 17, 1776 – American Revolution Congress learns to use war of words to convince Britain to recognize the Nation’s legitimacy – General Washington will not excuse General Howe’s absence of respect The Continental Congress learns of General George Washington’s refusal to accept a dispatch from British General William Howe and his brother, Admiral Richard …

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This Day In U.S. History 1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg


This day in U.S. history during the War Between The States, the epic battle between brothers of the Union and Confederate Armies begins at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Eighty-seven years after the nations was born in 1776, 170,000 soldiers clash making this event the largest military conflict in North American history – over 50,000 casualties, 569 tons …

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Supporting Our Troops – “Troops First Foundation”

David Feherty

David Feherty – A New American And Patriot Helping Our Troops With Troops First Foundation An inspirational video. Anything we can do for our military men and women, physically wounded or not is well worth it. If you ever watched a golf tournament and heard David Feherty’s comments, this video will give a new insight …

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Americans: A Free People?


“I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce…….

-George Washington, draft of First Inaugural Address, 1789

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