Free Speech Week

October 21st, 2013 by

Free Speech Week It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on. Read more…

America’s Founders – Blog Post

October 21st, 2013 by

  Which Founder are you? The founding of the United States was marked by an opposition to rule by powerful monarchs and elites. After the American Revolution, prominent leaders in the colonies came together to design a limited government with checks and balances which would protect the rights of its citizens. Fittingly, no one person Read more…

Seward’s Folly

October 18th, 2013 by

Seward’s Folly On this day in 1867 the United States officially took possession of the territory of Alaska after purchasing it from the Russian Empire. In the aftermath of the Crimean War, Russia feared that in future conflicts with Britain Alaska would be difficult to defend. The Russian Empire was badly in need of funds Read more…

The Expansion of the Franchise

October 2nd, 2013 by

The Expansion of the Franchise The history of the amendments to the Constitution is, in one sense, a history of the expansion of certain political freedoms, including voting. At the Founding of the United States, many groups, including landless white men, slaves, free blacks, and women, could not vote. Much has changed since then. Almost Read more…