The portraits of Daniel Shays and Job Shattuck, leaders of the Massachusetts Regulators.
American History

The Beginning of Daniel Shays’ Rebellion

April 6, 2021

Daniel Shays, a former army man, was hit hard by the new taxation policy in Massachusetts. When his personal situation worsened, he joined the protesters in Springfield and thus began the famous Shays’ rebellion. […]

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American History

Thomas Jefferson: The Political Life

March 25, 2021

Thomas Jefferson, though not interested in politics and commerce, did become active in American politics. However, he betrayed the Enlightenment principles he respected. […]

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American History

Enlightenment Thinkers and Thomas Jefferson

March 24, 2021

Young Thomas Jefferson was heavily influenced by the writings of the Enlightenment thinkers. These writings continued to be part of his favorite reading lists even in the later days of his life. […]

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American Revolution and Traditional Christianity

December 31, 2020

The American Revolution gave people like Jefferson and Madison an opportunity to disrupt the spread of traditional Christianity in America. Later, Thomas Paine’s Deism arose as a sensational alternative to traditional Christianity. […]

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Christianity and the American Republic

December 31, 2020

Although the British North Americans colonies were settled by religious communities, Christianity did not have a stronghold in early America. The influence of Republicanism and Enlightenment also left little room for Christianity in the lives of the people of America. […]

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American History

James Madison’s Proposals: Building a Strong Transport Network

December 16, 2020

There would have been very little point in the Republicans’ efforts to protect domestic manufacturing, build up the national credit system, and move American agriculture onto the markets of the world, unless there was a workable system of national transportation to get it there, and that simply wasn’t available in America in 1816. […]

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