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ARTICLE: Thomas Jefferson - Author of the Declaration of Independence


When we think of Thomas Jefferson we remember him as one of Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the weight of the responsibility in being the principal author of such a great document, he also went on to do so much more for us all. His leadership [MORE]

ARTICLE: The Failure of the Founders of The US Constitution


Several years ago I began to feel overwhelmed by all the reports coming from Washington, especially the multitude of deficit spending and I decided to get involved. I began asking myself if the Founders may have overlooked something in the U.S. Constitution which could have preve[MORE]

ARTICLE: I Am America


This text is written from the point of view, that if the land of America could talk, what it may say to the people, telling them of the freedom that can be had in America. Quotes from some of the greatest men that this nation has ever known. The great diversity that is this great[MORE]

ARTICLE: Benjamin Franklin: America's Founding Father


Benjamin Franklin has been an inspiration to all Americans and many of us have come to learn about his great accomplishments and their impacts on our society usually in the first few years of grammar school. Almost every child learning about Colonial America and the birth of our [MORE]

ARTICLE: Interview with Benjamin Franklin


It was my honor to sit down with Benjamin Franklin to discuss his views on some of the common topics of the day as well as his view of what the "American Dream" is. The following post contains that interview and some interesting facts about Benjamin Franklin.[MORE]

ARTICLE: The United States Constitution - Part 1 - The Preamble


What is the purpose of this Constitution? To form a more perfect Union. This preamble is written to give Everyone notice: We Are Coming Of Age![MORE]

ARTICLE: The United States Constitution - Part 2 – Article 1, Section 1 & 2


What does Article 1, Section 1 of the US Constitution actually say? This will be the first of many articles on what the Constitution says and what it means in common language![MORE]

ARTICLE: Continental Association created by the Articles of Association


The Continental Association, often known simply as the “Association“, was a system created by the First Continental Congress on October 20, 1774, for implementing a trade boycott with Great Britain. Congress hoped that by imposing economic sanctions, Great Britain wou[MORE]

ARTICLE: The Women's Right's Movement


Women have been fighting for equality as long as people can remember. In most of the world women still have no rights and have to submit to men. There are still countries in which women are not allowed to do anything without the permission of a man.[MORE]

ARTICLE: Show Me Any Other Country


AMERICANS, in general, regard socialism as something alien and unrelated to America, and would never consider joining the Socialist party. Yet, they clamor loudly for every piece of socialistic legislation which is offered-so long as it is sugar-coated with an American label or w[MORE]

ARTICLE: A Short Interview With Ben Franklin


Benjamin Franklin was one of the most interesting and amazing figures of the American colonial period. This is a fantasy interview with him, designed to entertain and enlighten.[MORE]

ARTICLE: Our Founding Fathers Were Everyday Leaders


It's the fourth of July weekend and I am thinking about the leaders that led to us celebrating this holiday 235 years later. When we think about those men and women we think of them as great leaders...Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Abigail Adams...and they were. But they were also[MORE]

BOOK: John Adams


In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second pres[MORE]

BOOK: 1776


America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain [MORE]

BOOK: Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack


Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise"; "Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge"; "He that lies down with Dogs, shal[MORE]

Quote 48 details Share on Google+ - Quote 48 Linked In Share Button - Quote 48 He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.


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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!


Quote 73 details Share on Google+ - Quote 73 Linked In Share Button - Quote 73 Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the "latent spark"... If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?

John Adams: the Novanglus, 1775
Quoted Document: Novanglus Essay Number 1

Quote 172 details Share on Google+ - Quote 172 Linked In Share Button - Quote 172 If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams: Unknown

Quote 213 details Share on Google+ - Quote 213 Linked In Share Button - Quote 213 There are certain social principles in human nature, from which we may draw the most solid conclusions with respect to the conduct of individuals and of communities. We love our families more than our neighbors; we love our neighbors more than our countrymen in general. The human affections, like solar heat, lose their intensity as they depart from the centre... On these principles, the attachment of the individual will be first and for ever secured by the State governments. They will be a mutual protection and support.

Alexander Hamilton: speech at the New York Ratifying Convention, June, 1788

Quote 269 details Share on Google+ - Quote 269 Linked In Share Button - Quote 269 There are two Passions which have a powerful Influence in the Affairs of Men. These are Ambition and Avarice; the Love of Power, and the Love of Money. Separately each of these has great Force in prompting Men to Action; but when united in View of the same Object, they have in many Minds the most violent Effect. Place before the Eyes of such Men a [Post] of Honor that shall at the same time be a Place of Profit, and they will move Heaven and Earth to obtain it.

Benjamin Franklin: Convention Speech on Salaries (unpublished) June 2, 1787

Quote 309 details Share on Google+ - Quote 309 Linked In Share Button - Quote 309 As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed. As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other.

James Madison: Federalist No. 10, November 23, 1787
The Federalist Papers

Quote 319 details Share on Google+ - Quote 319 Linked In Share Button - Quote 319 Equal laws protecting equal rights — the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.

James Madison: letter to Jacob de la Motta, August 1820
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Quote 320 details Share on Google+ - Quote 320 Linked In Share Button - Quote 320 Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America and be able to set a due value on the means of preservi

James Madison: Unknown

Quote 321 details Share on Google+ - Quote 321 Linked In Share Button - Quote 321 Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America and be able to set a due value on the means of preserving it.

James Madison: Federalist No. 41, January 1788
The Federalist Papers



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