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American History

American History: The War of 1812

December 1, 2020

Due to some unresolved issues, the United States declared war against Great Britain in 1812. The US did taste some success, but the overall consequences of the war were disastrous for the already weak economy. […]

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American History

America’s Agrarian Society and the System of Non-Cash Exchange

November 19, 2020

Jefferson’s vision of an agrarian society became a reality, resulting in an agrarian culture as well where the farmers owned their land instead of renting it. How did this society fulfill its everyday need for other products besides their agricultural produce? […]

The bronze statue of John Marshall located in John Marshall Place Park with the United States Supreme Court building in the background in Washington DC.
American History

John Marshall and His Influence on the Judiciary

November 11, 2020

On February 24, 1803, John Marshall handed down the first ruling as the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. Marshall’s ruling left Thomas Jefferson and James Madison unhappy, but paved a way for making the federal court powerful. […]

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American History

Aaron Burr and His Notorious Political Agendas

November 10, 2020

In 1800, Jefferson reluctantly accepted Burr as his vice presidential choice in order to secure New York’s decisive electoral votes. Once elected, Jefferson promptly dropped Burr out of all his councils. In 1804, when Jefferson had enough momentum of his own to win easy reelection, he dropped Aaron Burr off the ticket entirely. Burr had become more than just the ordinary political liability to the Republicans in 1804. […]

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American History

History of the United States: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of Self-Reliance

November 9, 2020

There was a set of allegations and counter allegations between Republicans and Federals about being ready to push the United States into colonial subjugation. Thomas Jefferson was convinced that the survival of Republican principles depended on promoting the idea of self sufficiency. That implied opening up the Republic’s undeveloped western territories, lying between the Appalachian Mountains and America’s western boundary on the Mississippi River. […]

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