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Topic: Revolutionary War

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 31 July

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This Day In Founding Fathers History – 31 July On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress issued “Resolutions of Congress on Lord North’s Conciliatory Proposal.” The proposal had been an attempt to divide the colonies by urging one or more colonies to abandon the others. British Parliament offered colonies to the chance to contribute to parliament’s “common defense” in order to be exempted from certain taxes. Virginia was first to….Continue

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Washington Was Humble In Foreign Policy When He Didn't Have To Be

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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There’s a marvelous story behind George Washington’s farewell address and the iterations that it went through.  Madison started writing on it and helping Washington out.  Something happened between Madison and Washington so Madison didn’t finish the job.  Then Washington turned to Hamilton to put the finishing touches on it to prepare the address so he could put it in the form that he could publish and then could deliver. ….Continue

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Saturday, July 26th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 26 July

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This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in 1727, that of Horatio Gates. Gates was born in England and moved to America at 22, fought during the French and Indian War, and then returned to England. He didn’t return to the U.S. until 1772, at which point he purchased a plantation in Virginia. At the outset of the Revolutionary Wa….Continue

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 17 July

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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.….Continue

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Friday, July 11th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 11 July

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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 1798, the United States Marine Band was officially formed with legislation signed by President John Adams. ….Continue

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 9 July

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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 1795, James Swan paid off the national debt of the United States, totaling $2,024,899.93.….Continue

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 8 July

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This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1797 on this day, Senator William Blount of Tennessee was expelled from Congress. Blount was charged with a high misdemeanor for his part in the conspiracy to enlist Americans and Cherokee Indians to assist the British in their quest to conquer Spanish Florida and Louisiana. ….Continue

Friday, June 6th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 7 June

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This Day In Founding Fathers History – 7 June On this day in 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced three resolutions to the Continental Congress.….Continue

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 4 June

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This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in 1738, that of George III.….Continue

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 3 June

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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 1800, President John Adams became the first president to live in Washington, D.C. by taking residence at the Union Tavern in Georgetown.….Continue

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

What Was A Militia And What Was Their Code Of Honor?

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Militia Members Were Not Knuckle-dragging Neanderthals Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "All one would need to do is to grab a history book from your state.  If you live in one of the original 13 colonies, grab a history book and find out what troops or what organizations of troops were sent to join the Continental Army.  This is why I just played the clip from Times That Try Men’s Souls for you.  Who defended that hill next to the Purdy house at Chatterton’….Continue

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Sunday, May 18th, 2014

How Federal Convention That Produced Constitution Came About

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Federal Convention and the Constitution Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "So how did they arrive in Philadelphia on the 14th of May 1787?  They were supposed to have this convention.  And why would we care about that today?  Well, the reason we ought to care about it is because of the pretenses under which they were meeting.  What Madison and Hamilton had told the public and what they had told the legislators and the legislatures of the thirteen states was: Loo….Continue

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Friday, May 16th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 16 May

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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, the citizens of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania met at Hanna’s Town in convention to form an association. “Resolved unanimously, That there is no reason to doubt that the same system of tyranny and oppression will be extended to every other part of America: It is therefore become the indispensabl….Continue

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 3 May

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This Day In Founding Fathers History – 3 May On this day in 1802, the city of Washington (DC) was incorporated, with an elected council and a mayor appointed by the president. 1 In 1777 on this day, the Continental Congress was brought a report by the Board of War. The board “Resolved, That Christopher Ludwick be appointed superintendent of bakers, and director of baking, in the grand army of the United States.” Ludwick was a gingerbread bak….Continue

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Friday, May 2nd, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 2 May

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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, Benjamin Franklin concluded his first scientific study of the Gulf Stream.….Continue

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Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Republican Hero Of Trenton And Beyond

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James Monroe the Republican Hero Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Happy belated birthday to James Monroe.  That’s why we started this conversation, because Monroe was one of two continentals that was wounded in the Battle of Trenton.  If you’ve heard Times That Try Men’s Souls or if you’ve read about it, you know that it was Monroe with a Colonel William Washington -- no relation to George -- that was the first to exchange f….Continue

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Friday, April 11th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 11 April

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This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in 1794, that of Edward Everett.….Continue

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 26 March

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This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in 1749, that of William Blount. Find out about him in today's Founders History...….Continue

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Kevin Gutzman - Crimea Vote Shows Stupidity Of McCain, Obama Threatens Russia

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Kevin Gutzman - Crimea Part I Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "So the vote has transpired.  Crimeans, by all accounts, have overwhelmingly voted to join the Russian Federation.  Of course, our first reaction to this, from the president, is: I’m not recognizing the vote because Crimea and Putin have violated the Ukrainian constitution, which I don’t know if they have or not.  I just think that’s kind of funny.  He doesn’t seem to have any problem violat….Continue

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Why Is Presidents Day A Holiday?

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The General Government and the Power To Declare a Holiday Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "While we’re in the middle of the discussion here on Presidents’ Day, what power does the general government have to compel a holiday on the rest of us?  Not that most lazy, underachieving people out there that call themselves Americans won’t take the opportunity to seize upon any day that could be called a holiday, whether it’s Arbor Day….Continue

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It was this class which gradually detached the attention of Romans from principles of men, and no sooner had it converted Caesar and Pompey into objects of adoration and hatred, than the worshippers of the true were ready to destroy the worshippers of the false deity; a war was declared between God and Baal; and a republican form of government terminated with the conflict. Among us, [Facebook]* is the forum for the artifices of this pernicious class of men, and its range beyond the powers of the human voice, is more rapidly affecting that, which corrupt Roman orators were unable to accomplish in less than four hundred years. Little of principle; much of party; adulation and invective, are the means which transform a genuine loyalty for liberty, into a spurious loyalty for men; and the degradation by which the human mind descends from a capacity for freedom, to a fitness for slavery. - John Taylor of Caroline County, from "The Spirit of '76" pamphlet

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