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Thaddeus Stevens and Pauper School Laws

My Country – Thaddeus Stevens and the Pauper School Laws On April 10, 1835, Thaddeus Stevens, then a member of the Pennsylvania legislature, spoke against the pauper school laws. Pauper School Laws Pauper school...

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The Fifteenth Amendment

My Country – The Fifteenth Amendment On this date in 1870, the Secretary of State certified that the Fifteenth Amendment became part of the Constitution. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United...

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Executive Order 9835, Communists, and Harry S. Truman

My Country – Executive Order 9835 On March 21, 1947, President Truman issued executive order 9835. As previously noted, the program forced federal employees to loyalty pledges.  “Loyalty boards were established to ascertain not...

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Let’s Start Writing Again

As the spring and summer start, I want to start writing again. I miss being able to just verbalize my thoughts and get a few stories/political views/comic reviews/etc out of my head. I post...

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But I Got New Glasses

I wanted to get moisturizer, not new glasses. I had dry skin over my left eye, which by the end of the morning became the least concerning part about my left eye. While at...

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What Me, Worry? Yes, All The Time

I have been in therapy for approximately ten years. I am a few months away for the ten year anniversary of the major nervous breakdown I had in college. For those who weren’t there,...