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Confederate Statues Continued

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the tearing down of confederate statues. While my ideas on the issues have changed a bit, what is happening now I find completely unacceptable and disrespectful. Apparently, activists are now raiding cemeteries and defacing statues on graves of confederate soldiers. I find this appalling, disrespectful to the families … Continue reading Confederate Statues Continued Continue reading

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Democracy in America

Do you ever wonder what the world would be like today if those who once researched, made a mark, or became someone famous in America were still alive? Reading on Alexis de Tocqueville, I really started thinking on this. Throughout the reading it talks about the Education system in depth.  “Americans are taught from birth that they … Continue reading “Democracy in America” Continue reading

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American Character: Reconciling Excellence and Consent

In this reading I  was very interested in how Alexis de Tocqueville saw the character of the American people.  It seemed that he liked that people acted as individuals but saw that as a little bit of an issue when it came to trying to reconcile excellence and consent within the government.  Overall he seemed… Continue reading

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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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When Insane Asylums first came to be.

I have been working at Colorado Health Mental Institute-Pueblo for about two months now. In orientation I was told the history of the institution and how back in 1879 when it opened it was an insane asylum. This made me interested in the history of insane asylums. Why did we have them. Where did they … Continue reading When Insane Asylums first came to be. Continue reading

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Early Education

Lately we’ve been discussing education and how important it was to people when it was first being established.  I found an article that was describing education in the beginning stages and was a little surprised.  In the article I read,  they were explaining how they actually had children help teach the lessons.  They didn’t always have… Continue reading

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Colonists and Food

I was really excited to find this article: “Want To Eat Like A Colonist? Ask This Virginia Chef”. I am a huge foodie, so it was awesome to find out what kinds of things colonists ate. Apparently bread and stew were the primary staples of a colonist’s diet. More interesting than what the colonists ate, though, … Continue reading Colonists and Food Continue reading

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Week Four Blog

One human who accomplished so much. Frederick Douglas was such an inspiration to so many I’m sure. Someone who was born into slavery and was able to escape to become a world renewed anti-slavery activist is just amazing. Someone who supported the thought that no one human should be “owned” makes me so passionate on … Continue reading “Week Four Blog” Continue reading

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Week Two Blog

Though History books tell us that Christopher Columbus was the first to discover America, do you think its possible that he was just the first to inform people about it? I have always thought about this in the past when learning about Christopher Columbus. I truly believe that he couldn’t have been the first person … Continue reading “Week Two Blog” 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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