Jun 14

Join, Or Die: America’s first political cartoon

Posted 10 months, 6 days ago.


Benjamin Franklin is arguably one of the most fascinating figures in American history. He was an author, printer, satirist, and political cartoon publisher.

Nov 9

What the Framers would say about the new marijuana state laws

Posted 1 year, 5 months ago.


Amy Feldman looks at the bigger picture about the controversy over new marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado, and how the Founding Fathers would feel about them.

Jul 2

Happy Second of July? The story behind the battle for America’s birthday

Posted 1 year, 9 months ago.


Here is the story of how the United States almost celebrated Independence Day on July 2nd.

Jun 15

Did the Magna Carta start the American Revolution?

Posted 1 year, 10 months ago.


Did the American Revolution of 1776 really start on June 15, 1215 when the Magna Carta was signed in England?

Apr 4

The secret life of the Commerce Clause

Posted 2 years, 0 months ago.


The want of a central authority over commercial affairs was one of the major weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and a central animating purpose behind the Constitutional Convention that convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787.