Category Archives: Philadelphia Convention (1787)

American Republicanism, Part II: “A Republic, if you can keep it,” 1776-1788 (History Lesson Plans, 9)

[This is the second in a series concerning the history of American “republicanism.”  For the previous post, go here.] * * * * *  When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May, 1775, fighting had already broken out … Continue reading

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Georgia and the Federal Constitution, Part II (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 11)

[NOTE: In part one, we saw that Georgia played a small, but still significant, part in the creation of the Federal Constitution of 1787, especially in the role of the state’s delegation in helping to establish the famous “Connecticut Compromise,” … Continue reading

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Georgia and the Federal Constitution, Part I (In Pursuit of Dead Georgian, 10)

[Note: Part I of a talk delivered during the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Federal Constitution, at the quarterly meeting of Historic Jonesboro/Clayton County (Ga.). I did not think that, as a high school teacher, I would ever be … Continue reading

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Race–and History–Matter

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past” (William Faulkner) [NOTE:  Perhaps it’s because I live in the South; or maybe it’s because February was Black History Month; or I suppose it could be because the Republican Party is … Continue reading

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