American History


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The Bay of Pigs Invasion: Why It Failed (See Main Article: The Bay of Pigs Invasion: Why It Failed) The following article on the Bay of Pigs Invasion is an excerpt from Warren Kozak’s Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In March, just two…

American History

American history is a rich tapestry of constitutional, political, intellectual, economic, and competing social forces. Scroll down to read more about American History or click below to read up on specific topics about the history of the United States. Native Americans – Origins (See Main Section: Native Americans – Origins) It…

American History – Timeline

American history is a rich tapestry of constitutional, political, intellectual, economic, and competing social forces. Scroll down to read more about American History or click below to read up on specific topics about the history of the United States.   1492: Christopher Columbus (See Main Article: Christopher Columbus – Historical…

America’s First Foreign War: Why Was The First Barbary War Started?

There were three salient courses of nation-building that Thomas Jefferson saw to completion during his Presidency. Two of them are rather infamous: they comprise, of course, the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition to the West.  The third is the oft-forgotten and criminally understudied Barbary Wars. The Barbary…

Supremacy Clause of the Constitution

Supremacy Clause of the Constitution

Supremacy Clause of the Constitution. Marshall did not stop there. He unilaterally defined the “supremacy clause,” and the “necessary and proper clause” of the Constitution. First, as to the“supremacy clause,” “If any one proposition could command the universal assent of mankind, we might expect it would be this—that the government…

Virginia Declaration of Rights

Virginia Declaration of Rights

The Virginia Declaration of Rights is a document drafted in 1776 to proclaim the inherent rights of men, including the right to reform or abolish "inadequate" government. Virginia Declaration of Rights Mason returned to Virginia after voting against the final draft of the Constitution and quickly issued an explanation, later published in news-papers and in a…

Roger Sherman Facts

Roger Sherman Facts

Roger Sherman was appointed New Haven County surveyor in 1745, a position that led to considerable wealth and substantial landholdings. Sherman served in a variety of political and civic positions in New Milford, including juryman, town clerk, clerk of the church, deacon, school committee-man, and as town agent to the…

Who Proposed the Great Compromise

Who Proposed the Great Compromise

Who Proposed the Great Compromise? Their so-called Great Compromise (or Connecticut Compromise in honor of its architects, Connecticut delegates Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth) provided a dual system of congressional representation. Who Proposed the Great Compromise With the compromise, Sherman ensured that the Constitution would be the best document the…

Why is the Bill of Rights Important

Why is the Bill of Rights Important?

Why is the Bill of Rights important? Because even though many Founding Fathers thought they would be assumed and not need constitutional protection, they could be infringed upon if not guaranteed. Among those who thought that constitutional protection was not necessary was Roger Sherman, an early American lawyer and statesmen,…

John Taylor Writer Virginia

John Taylor of Caroline and His Views

John Taylor was a US Senator and Jeffersonian Republican who lived and served in the generation of the Founding Fathers. Taylor believed “the excrescence of banking” constituted the major crutch for finance capital and the paper aristocracy. Inflation and interest saddled the laborer with unnecessary debt. These taxes were paid…

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