Ben Franklin warned on seduction of political power

  The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates left. Then, on June 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin spoke and shortly after, the U.S. Constitution became a reality. Franklin stated: “Groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able […] …

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The U.N. began with such high hopes. What happened?

Franklin Roosevelt coined the name “United Nations” for the allied countries fighting together against the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) and their totalitarian axis powers. Speaking on Justice for War Crimes, March 24, 1944, Roosevelt explained the original goal of the United Nations involved protecting the Jews: “In one of the blackest crimes of all […] …

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Early presidents overwhelmingly preoccupied with 1 issue

Thomas Jefferson wrote to Mr. Hammond in 1821: “The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in … the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body … working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, […] …

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What is ‘the 5th column’ and why is it wrong?

At a time when most of the world was ruled by kings, Americans held its first popularly elected legislative assembly. Jamestown was initially a “company colony,” run by the 1606 Virginia Company Charter, which had by-laws and an appointed governor. The unforeseen crises, famines, diseases, Indian attacks, labor shortages and struggles to establish a cash […] …

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What happens when U.S. is pushed too far

The French Revolution had left that country in chaos. Twenty-six-year-old Napoleon fired cannons down the streets of Paris, mowing down French citizens in the 13 Vendémiaire Revolt of 1795. The French Directory then made the young Napoleon general of the Army of Italy. Napoleon won decisive victories against the Italians and Austrians in 1796. Napoleon […] …

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