Alexander Hamilton and the Bill of Rights

It's hard to imagine the U.S. Constitution today without the Bill of Rights trailing right behind those first seven articles that outline the structure of our government. Even when the first drafts of the new constitution were being written, adding a list of protections against government over-reach was a top priority for many of the … Continue reading Alexander Hamilton and the Bill of Rights

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Thoughts on Southern Secession

Between the time that Abraham Lincoln began publicly debating slavery issues during his run for Illinois' U.S. Senate seat in 1858, and his election to the White House in 1860, parts of the South and Southwest had undergone the final stage of alienation from the circles of political power in Washington, D.C., and points north. … Continue reading Thoughts on Southern Secession