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The Bully Pulpit, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
By Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Bully Pulpit, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism – By Doris Kearns Goodwin

This book is an unusual presidential biography in that it does not cover one president but it actually focused on the lives of two presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, the 26th and 27th presidents of the United States. Like most presidential biographies, this book spends limited time on the formative years but focuses […]

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Signing of U.S. Constitution

So we have Signed the Constitution, Now What?

Every September 17, this nation celebrates Constitution Day. September 17 is the date we celebrate the Constitution because it was the date in 1787 that 39 Founding Fathers from 12 colonies signed the United States Constitution. However, just because the delegates to the Constitutional Convention had signed their names to the document, it did not […]

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Life of General Francis Marion

Life of General Francis Marion – By W. Gilmore Simms

Francis Marion was not the most famous General of the Revolutionary War. However, he was a very influential leader. Thanks to Walt Disney, more American’s know Francis Marion by his nickname, the “Swamp Fox”. Francis Marion received the nickname of Swamp Fox from a British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton. One day Tarleton was very frustrated […]

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