Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ode to Jefferson

As I was working on my DBQ by the light of the candles all around my desk, which I lit due to the lack of power in my house caused by the lovely Hurricane Sandy that Mother Nature bestowed upon … Continue reading

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Negative campaigning, then and now

Today’s New York Times ran an article today, “Strident anti-Obama Messages Flood Key States,” about some of the negative ads being run against Obama. For fun, and by way of comparison, here is a video put together (from, I believe, … Continue reading

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Loyalty vs. the Greater Good

I was talking to Dr. Korfhage about the election of 1800 the other day because I was a little confused about why it was a tie. He explained that at that point there was no way to distinguish the difference … Continue reading

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Good Person vs. Good Ruler

George Washington, a famous war general, was elected as the first president of The United States.  ALthough George Washington was mutually respected as a good man by most colonists at the time, was he the most ideal for president?  There … Continue reading

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Bull Moose Party

As I was reading tonight’s reading about the creation of the two different political parties, or “factions” as they were referred to at the time, I began to think about what significance political parties have today. Especially with this year’s … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of Creating a Government

In class today, we were talking about why the Americans created such a weak federal government that was later refined to be stronger. I just though it was interesting how the Americans took the British government and formed a government … Continue reading

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Teenagers in the Revolution

One thing about the revolution that neither the book nor Dr. Korfhage has addressed is the role of teenagers in the American Revolution. As a teenager myself, I have to wonder what young colonist adults did during the Revolution. What … Continue reading

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Get out the Vote!

As I was watching thinking about the presidential debate, I remembered our class discussion of what it means to be an American. I remembered the tenets of American life that we discussed. We Americans are allowed to speak freely and … Continue reading

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Revolution and the Economy

There are many different stances as to why the American Revolution occurred   The Whig interpretation argues that it is human’s natural inclination for liberty, therefore the revolution started because the new American ideology that every man is born equal and therefore should have equal … Continue reading

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Republicanism Leading to the “American Enlightenment”

After returning home from hard fought days on the battlefields, Americans united behind the shared value of a republican government.  Americans solely decided to break away from Great Britain because they genuinely felt that their liberties were being violated by … Continue reading

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