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Mar 31, 2021

The 2nd Amendment is a simple one, coming in at just one sentence. Yet, it is the one that people in the United States argue the most about today regarding its meaning. This is a description of that amendment, what it says, what it does not say, and what the Founding Fathers probably intended, as well as what we have no...

Mar 30, 2021

What is the Bill of Rights? It is the first ten amendments to the Constitution. There were promises made to include a Bill of Rights to the Constitution in exchange for state ratifying committees approving the new Constitution as the law of the land. These amendments were added in December 1791. This series...

Mar 29, 2021

Connecticut has a long history of folklore, going back thousands of years with Native Americans, and more than four hundred years with Europeans. Some creepy things have happened there, some of which were turned into movies. Here are some of the highlights of Connecticut folklore…

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Mar 26, 2021

Though she was only First Lady for a month, and never actually went to D.C. during her husband’s brief presidency, Anna Symmes, a wife of ninth U.S. President William Henry Harrison, was an intriguing woman in her own right. A wife and grandmother of U.S. presidents, with a unique upbringing, here is her...

Mar 25, 2021

Before trains and automobiles, it was riverboats that connected America. You can learn more about the rich American tradition of steamships here.

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