Monthly Archives: July 2015

American Republicanism, Part IV: The Republic between a Rock and a Hard Place, 1801-1815 (History Lesson Plans, 11)

[This is the final post in the series on the early history of American “republicanism.”  (For earlier posts see here, here, and here.)] * * * * * During the tumultuous presidential election campaign of 1800, fearful Federalists predicted that victory … Continue reading

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A Scrappy Fourth of July! (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 18)

[NOTE: John Adams predicted that the colonial declaration of independence in the summer of 1776 “would be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. . . . It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parades, with Shews … Continue reading

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