Archiving Early America http://www.earlyamerica.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:48:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Archiving Early America no Archiving Early America http://www.earlyamerica.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.earlyamerica.com The Man You Won’t Find In Your Early American History Books http://www.earlyamerica.com/man-wont-find-history-books-america/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/man-wont-find-history-books-america/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:02:32 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/?p=4098 Here’s someone I came across the other day…a fellow who made what I would call singular contributions in the infant days of the Republic. Yet I dare you to find him in any of your American history books. Not in our history books? Singular contributions? For starters, how about a fellow who racked up more … Continue reading The Man You Won’t Find In Your Early American History Books

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Dear Miss Adorable…The John And Abigail Adams Love Story Continues http://www.earlyamerica.com/dear-miss-adorable-john-abigail-love-story-continues/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/dear-miss-adorable-john-abigail-love-story-continues/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:37:57 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/blog/?p=1451 I hope you don’t think that my previous post recounting John and Abigail’s letter writing was the last word on the subject. Good Godfrey, friends, we could shoot the breeze from now to eternity on that subject. Yessirree, that post was merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg. John and Abigail Adams gave us– if … Continue reading Dear Miss Adorable…The John And Abigail Adams Love Story Continues

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The One Thousand Letter Love Story http://www.earlyamerica.com/one-thousand-letter-love-story/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/one-thousand-letter-love-story/#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:00:40 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/blog/?p=1407 Did the Man say one thousand one hundred and sixty letters? Look, can’t we just call it an even thousand? Your nodding says “No.” Okay, one thousand one hundred and sixty it is. We’re talking letters, folks. Letters that John Adams and his wife Abigail wrote each other during their lifetime. Impressive? No…..ASTOUNDING is more … Continue reading The One Thousand Letter Love Story

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Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Both Died On The Same 4th of July! Coincidence? http://www.earlyamerica.com/thomas-jefferson-john-adams-die-purpose/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/thomas-jefferson-john-adams-die-purpose/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:00:05 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/blog/?p=1416 Are you with me on this? Can you possibly believe the odds that two Founding Fathers would die on the Fourth of July. To be precise…on July 4th, 1826. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both men on the same day…in the same year. And not just any July 4th. Nosiree my good friends, it was … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Both Died On The Same 4th of July! Coincidence?

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How Jefferson Pulled Off The Greatest Land Grab In American History! http://www.earlyamerica.com/jefferson-pulled-greatest-land-grab-american-history/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/jefferson-pulled-greatest-land-grab-american-history/#comments Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:00:50 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/blog/?p=1347 Was it outstanding, incredible or even unbelievable?All three, friends, because the subject is the Louisiana Purchase.  Over 52 million acres.  More than 800,000 square miles. Land the size of over a dozen present-day states. And…while you’re at it, don’t forget to throw in a couple of Canadian Provinces. You’re probably wondering how much all that … Continue reading How Jefferson Pulled Off The Greatest Land Grab In American History!

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Taking The Monroe Doctrine Exam http://www.earlyamerica.com/the-monroe-doctrine-exam/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/the-monroe-doctrine-exam/#comments Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:00:17 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/blog/?p=1296 Let’s face it, Americans are clueless when it comes to this country’s founding principles. Take the Monroe Doctrine. Let me tell you, this is a high-octane,Take-No-Prisoners, Private-Property-Trespassers-Beware foreign policy.Don’t believe me? Take the Monroe Doctrine Exam. It’s The Man-On-The-Street approach. Ask any ten fellow Americans this simple question, namely: What exactly is the Monroe Doctrine? … Continue reading Taking The Monroe Doctrine Exam

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The Marquis de La Fayette — The Son George Washington Never Had http://www.earlyamerica.com/marquis-de-lafayette-son-george-washington-never/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/marquis-de-lafayette-son-george-washington-never/#comments Sun, 08 Jun 2014 09:00:43 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/blog/?p=1258 Are you ready for this? His real name was– hold on to your hats, this may take some time–Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Rocj Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette Marquis de La Fayette. Actually, his pals called him Marquis de La Fayette for short. In America he was just plain La Fayette. It seems that’s the … Continue reading The Marquis de La Fayette — The Son George Washington Never Had

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Why We Should Deep-Six “The Star-Spangled Banner” As Our National Anthem http://www.earlyamerica.com/deep-six-star-spangled-banner-national-anthem/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/deep-six-star-spangled-banner-national-anthem/#comments Sun, 01 Jun 2014 09:00:04 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/blog/?p=1219 Getting rid of The Star-Spangled Banner may sound like treason instead of reason. But hear me out first, friends, before you have a Stage10 Panic Attack! Francis Scott Key may have been an amateur poet…but he wrote a poem that stirred our spirits based on what he saw during the Battle of Baltimore on the … Continue reading Why We Should Deep-Six “The Star-Spangled Banner” As Our National Anthem

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Saving Patrick Henry! http://www.earlyamerica.com/saving-patrick-henry/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/saving-patrick-henry/#comments Sun, 25 May 2014 09:00:49 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/blog/?p=1191 If you’re reading this to better understand early America, you need to repeat after me: “There-Was-No-Media.” Why? Because our Founders lived at a time when there was nothing that even barely resembles what we now have and use on a daily basis. In other words No Internet, No iPhone or Texting. No TV, Radio, Morse … Continue reading Saving Patrick Henry!

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Nathan Hale – An American Hero http://www.earlyamerica.com/nathan-hale-american-hero/ http://www.earlyamerica.com/nathan-hale-american-hero/#comments Sun, 18 May 2014 09:00:17 +0000 http://www.earlyamerica.com/blog/?p=1147 During the years of the Revolutionary War if you were a spy, you were the lowest of the low. I mean, we’re talking turncoat or at the very least, a member of the criminal class.Not to mention someone who’s unreliable and dishonest to the very core. So how does it happen that a fine upstanding … Continue reading Nathan Hale – An American Hero

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