Category: My Democratic Faith

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Secular Education, New York, and Public Schools

My Country – Secular Education On April 11, 1842, New York passed a law to eliminate sectarianism from public schools. It would begin a revolution that put similar language into several state constitutions. Generally, schooling...

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Bankruptcy, Panics, and Bail-Outs

My Country – Bankruptcy Laws Growing up in Chicago, one voice speaks above all else on bankruptcy: Peter Francis Geraci. Not a summer day went by without his dulcet tones. On April 4, 1800,...