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This Day In Founding Fathers History – 19 June

This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1775, George Washington was commissioned by the Continental Congress as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
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June 2015

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 17 July

This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. Another birthday on this day in 1744, that of Elbridge Gerry. Gerry assumed the office of vice president under President Madison after George Clinton died in office, and Gerry too died in office less than two years later.
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July 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 12 June

This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1776, the Virginia Convention unanimously adopted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, authored by George Mason.
12
June 2014

An Example Of True Lifelong Public Service: James Monroe

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – So Monroe never leaves the service of the United States. Remember, he gets in in 1776, gets out as president in 1824, still stays on -- I can’t recall the exact title he took or the task he accepted -- all the way up till his death. I believe he dies in New York City as part of some commission that he’s been appointed to. He never leaves public service, as you government employees call it today. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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June 2013

Massachusetts Has Been Divided Since Before Shays’ Rebellion

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I always look for historical angles to talk about these things that we discuss here on the program. I was wondering if all the people of all of Taxachusetts were as blindly and meekly following the orders of their state and city overlords on Friday. Would that translate to the rest of the state? Massachusetts does have a western part as well. Is there any historical precedent for this? It turns out that there is. Check out today’s audio and transcript for the rest…
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April 2013

The Real Story Of Paul Revere’s Ride

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – How did and why did the British want Lexington and Concord? I can answer that. Now let’s go to Hackett Fischer’s book Paul Revere’s Ride, here on Paul Revere Day. It was 18 April 1775 when Revere made his famous ride. If we go to Hackett Fischer’s book, we can find out why Lexington and Concord were chosen. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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April 2013