Profiles of Great Americans: Robert Gould Shaw

23 Apr
Courage is a virtue often desired yet one that is hard to put into practice. Why is this so? In some cases, it is due to danger that we find ourselves in. In other instances, we find ourselves in no...
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The Poetic Crusades of John Greenleaf Whittier

24 Feb
Poetry is, like any writing, a tool in the hand of the poet, and at times, can be used as a weapon in the hand of a crusader. It has often been said that “The pen is mightier than the...
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Purged With Blood

6 Oct
The road to the American Civil War was tumultuous and in some cases, bloody. At the center of antebellum violence was radical abolitionist, John Brown. He had been involved in the Bleeding Kansas conflict and even lead Free State forces...
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Liberty For All?

2 Sep
“…that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Those words, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 would change the world in dramatic ways. The American Founding...
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Colonists To Colonizers

17 Mar
The flag of Liberia
In 1776, the United States of America declared independence from Great Britain. Only forty-four years afterward, the United States established its own colony on the coast of West Africa. In 1820, the American Colonization Society began the process of sending...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Abraham Lincoln

19 Feb
Abraham Lincoln
Due to the recent occurrence of President’s Day a couple of days ago, I thought it would be appropriate to offer a biographical overview of arguably one of the greatest Americans in history. By no means was Abraham Lincoln perfect....
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Profiles of Great Americans: Thomas Jefferson

6 Nov
The central phenomenon of the Revolution and the founding of our nation was the Declaration of Independence. This document was truly America’s founding document and it set the stage for the foundation of a government of the people, for the...
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