Continental Congress

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First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Varied Paths to the Top of Beacon Hill

As Globe columnist Shirley Leung reported recently, the office ofattorney general has not generally been a successful spot from whichto run for governor in Massachusetts. So what sort of resumes havesuccessful gubernatorial candidates had? See how many ... [Published HighBeam Research - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Dose of direct democracy needed

In his book "The First American Revolution," Ray Raphael proves the people of rural Massachusetts — like those of Worcester County and the Blackstone Valley — established America as a direct republic long before the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia ... [Published Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Holiday? What holiday?

So how did you observe Constitution and Citizenship Day on Wednesday?If you didn’t do much celebrating because you’ve never heard of it, you are not alone.Constitution and Citizenship Day commemorates the signing on Sept. 17, 1787, and “all, who by coming ... [Published Burlington County Times - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

WWII veteran Bishop celebrates 90th birthday

By Dottie Dewberry“From their debut in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating “two Battalions of Marines to be raised,” the United States Marine Corps has earned the world’s respect as an elite and reliable fighting unit ... [Published Webster Progress Times - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Do We Still Have Free Press?

By now, you’ve doubtlessly caught up on all the hullabaloo that went down in Ferguson, Mo. in August. But just in case you’ve somehow unplugged from the entire universe for a month, in a nutshell: Local white police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed ... [Published Yellow Scene - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

No justice

Dear Editor:The 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, came and went and still no justice for anyone.I noticed your editorial acknowledged a lot of the media highlights from that time but your personal statement was very neutral about the lawlessness that ... [Published Pagosa Springs Sun - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

24 Constitutional Questions Every American Should be Able to Answer

September 17 is designated Constitution Day in recognition of the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in 1787. How many of these quiz questions can you answer?1. Q: Has the Constitution always guided the country?A: No, originally the nation ... [Published New American - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Constitution has weathered well

You don't have to be a history scholar to appreciate the durability of the U.S. Constitution. The document has held up remarkably well, weathering frequent debate, a Civil War, and changes that our Founding Fathers could not have imagined.But today, on ... [Published Sentinel Tribune - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 17-23

W e The People celebrate the 227th year of the Constitution of the United States on Sept. 17-23. This amazing document has served our country well.George Mason, born of English parents in Fairfax, Virginia, a descendant of a Royalist family, was a friend ... [Published Durango Herald - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Celebrate your Constitution Day

More than any piece of American history, the words of the Constitution are what make us different from other countries, and bind us together.“When was the last time you read your Constitution?” Joni Bryan, founder and director of the 917 Society, asked ... [Published Tennessean - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

11 GIFs that perfectly capture our reaction to Downtown Partnership's Buzzfeed article on Baltimore music

Someone over at Downtown Partnership of Baltimore apparently decided that one way to help promote Baltimore would be to partner with Buzzfeed (and, presumably, pay money to Buzzfeed) to make some cool listicles. We had a lot of reactions to one of its ... [Published Baltimore City Paper Online - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Betsey Stevenson: "94 Years Later, Here's Where We Are:"

Last night, White House economist Betsey Stevenson sent the email below to the White House email list, telling the story of the progress women have made since gaining the right to vote -- and what's still left to accomplish. Didn't get the email? Make ... [Published Reliance Trust - Aug 27 2014]

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...took control of the militia, appointing one  michael kors cheap  of their members, Colonel George Washington of Virginia, as commander in chief "of all the continental forces, raised, or to be raised, for the defence of American liberty." For the next six years, Congress became the national government by consensus of the states
...More than 8,000 women and men paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue behind a yellow banner declaring, "We Demand an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Enfranchising the Women of this Country."
"It’s interesting that you can be a founding member of that organization, as Melancton Smith was, and still be a slave owner. That’s the significance of Melancton Smith in terms of abolition history.”"
A thought for the day: "A country's competitiveness starts not on the factory floor or in the engineering lab. It starts in the classroom." -- former Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca

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No justice [Published Pagosa Springs Sun - Sep 19 2014]
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'Remember the ladies' of the 19th Amendment [Published News Works - Sep 17 2014]
Sep 17th, 1787: U.S. Constitution signed! 1862:... [Published West Hartford Patch - Sep 17 2014]
24 Constitutional Questions Every American Shou... [Published New American - Sep 17 2014]
Constitution has weathered well [Published Sentinel Tribune - Sep 17 2014]
Celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 17-23 [Published Durango Herald - Sep 17 2014]
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A Very Historical Weekend In Philadelphia! [Published Middletown CT Patch - Sep 16 2014]
Justice of the Day - JAMES WILSON [Published Daily Kos - Sep 14 2014]
Letters to the Editor: Sunday, September 14, 2014 [Published Adrian Daily Telegram - Sep 14 2014]
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Bailey gives history of anthem at Thursday meeting [Published Bradford Era - Sep 13 2014]
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