Jan
31
2010
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What was the Peshtigo Fire?

Peshtigo 1871 - courtesy libraryimages.net - CC-BYOn October 8, 1871 the worst recorded fire in American history swept through Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. It destroyed millions of dollars worth of property and took between 1,200 and 2,400 lives. It happened on the same day as the more famous Great Chicago, Illinois fire but is much less widely known.  On that [&hel[more...]

Nov
03
2009
3

Who was the First President of the United States?

John Hanson Portrait 1770 - PDfasthomeworkk Who was the first President of the United States?  Well, it wasn’t George Washington.  It was John Hanson. The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation.  Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country. John Hanson was [&hel[more...]

Jan
16
2009
0

What is the Bill of Rights?

Protest in the second year of the Iraq WarThe U.S. Constitution has become a model for many other countries, but its most highly acclaimed provision, the Bill of Rights, wasn’t in the original document. Instead, the Bill of Rights is made up of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution; they were adopted by the first Congress and quickly ratified by enough states [&hel[more...]

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