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The fundamental character of American democracy.

While Tocqueville published his magnum opus Democracy in America nearly 182 years ago the unique cultural and political characteristics of Americans remain even to this day. When the United States was founded it was considered a radical experiment in democracy compared to the old monarchies of Europe. Now the US is considered by other first … Continue reading “The fundamental character of American democracy.” Continue reading

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The Role of the State in Modern Life

This weeks reading focused primarily on the the emergence of the new american government with the constitution as its primary document. Then and now interpreting the constitution and arguing about what should and shouldn’t be done is pretty much an american pastime. What struck me as interesting as the same concerns these early american writers … Continue reading “The Role of the State in Modern Life” Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman’s daring raid

“This is about what all through the night and morning of June 2 when Harriet, Montgomery and the colored soldiers overran the Combahee.” Conrad Earl. In this brief summary of a daring raid led by Harriet Tubman and Colonel Montgomery is an exciting look at a lesser known skirmish at least for me during the … Continue reading “Harriet Tubman’s daring raid” Continue reading

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Lambert Reading Week 3

I found this weeks reading on the evangelist Whitefield to be most fascinating. His rise and use of the media showed a very savvy understanding of marketing and the best way to target crowds and demographics. In many ways he reminded me of the american born evangelist S. Parkes Cadman who was one of the first … Continue reading “Lambert Reading Week 3” Continue reading

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Introduction and the Study of history

So a little bit about myself I am a history major who is interested in entering the education field. The study of history I think is very important due to its wide ranging effects on the society we live in today as well as providing a window into what people went through in the past. … Continue reading “Introduction and the Study of history” Continue reading

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