Posts Tagged ‘ War of 1812 ’

The Star-Spangled Banner

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night...
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Petty Tyranny

Petty Tyranny

As I mentioned in my previous entry, I attended yesterday’s small, yet spirited, rally against the decision by the Board of Health-at Chairman Bloomberg’s urging-to prohibit the sale of sugary drinks above 16 ounces at restaurants and food carts throughout New York City. There were many civically-minded New Yorkers in the crowd-such as the man...
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History In Six Minutes

  One of the defining periods in this nation’s early history is the second decade of the 19th century. This era saw the demise of the Federalist Party, increased warfare between American settlers and Indian nations, and the seeds of this country’s hemispheric dominance which, by the turn of the century, would be total...
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Analysis