Fig-2 First American patent, July 31, Fig. X, July 31,was awarded to Samuel Hopkins for a process for making potash, an ingredient in fertilizer. Signed by President George Washington.
And to show that this is no empty boasting for the present occasion, but real tangible fact, you have only to consider the power which our city possesses and which has been won by those very qualities which I have mentioned. Athens, alone of the states we know, comes to her testing time in a greatness that surpasses what was imagined of her.
The Master said, "Sufficient food, sufficient weapons, and the trust of the people. The current United States Government, of unconstitutional usurpations and tyrannies, has lost mytrust.
Free, outspoken, and flourishing, let them live in the city of famous Athens. This the LORD says: Let my people go. It's good to see one real American here today.
General, we are all Americans today. Exchange between Robert E. This is America, Jack! The length of the "New Republic" is suggested by the previous ones: Now that has come and gone, it is clear that nothing significant, however, has changed in the form of American history in the "New Republic," whose defining characteristic is the New Deal.
Politically prominent Republicans have questioned this no more than Democrats, though Democrats enjoy accusing Republicans to wanting to dismantle the New Deal. Whether by fear, dishonesty, or conviction, those prominent Republicans -- including Newt Gingrich or George W.
Bush -- avow no such purpose. However, there can be no " Next Republic " until the spell and the mythology of the New Deal is exploded. There seems little prospect of that at the moment  -- especially after the election of Barack Obamawho is widely expected to institute a "New New Deal," raise taxes, socialize medicine, and legislate or order other leftist desiderata.
Contrary voices at least exist -- although the left, after eight years of wailing about their free speech being suppressed, now will eagerly resort to the "Fairness" rule and campaign finance laws to silence non-conformists -- but in the dominant paradigm of academia, the media, the literati, and main stream politics, our understanding of the world has not altered much since There is even a living and conspicuous apologetic for Communism.
This dismal prospect seems likely to continue indefinitely. The politics of the "Old Republic," although witnessing the greatest growth and settlement of the country, was simply dominated by the issue of slavery, which in the end tore the nation apart.
It is therefore no distraction to note for each new State or Territory whether it is slave or free. The Missouri Compromisethe Compromise ofand the Kansas-Nebraska Act were all about the distribution of States or Territories open to slavery, although it may not have been clear until the Missouri Compromise itself Jefferson's "fire bell in the night" just how polarizing and dangerous the issue was going to be.
Thereafter, the ferocity of the recriminations and the insulting level of the rhetoric in the public debates, even the violence on the floor of Congress, is now hard to believe, though they still cast their shadows in the politics of the 's.
The original flag for the 13 Colonies in had 13 stripes but still used the British Union Flag in the canton. This is called the "Grand Union" or "Cambridge" Flag, and various other flags were in use at the same time.
On 14 Junethe Continental Congress adopted a flag with stars as well as stripes for the colonies, as a "new constellation.
It is not known who actually designed this, though the legend is that Betsy Ross made the first one. The flag was first saluted by a foreign power on 14 February when French naval ships saluted John Paul Jones in the Ranger. At first different ensigns for merchant ships were contemplated, as British merchant ships customarily flew the Red Ensign, while British warships flew the Red, White, or Blue Ensigns.
Cases of American flags that are all stripes are known, both with the familiar red and white stripes, and with red, white, and blue stripes.The Hollywood Reporter is your source for breaking news about Hollywood and entertainment, including movies, TV, reviews and industry blogs. For symbolic importance, President Obama is a top five president.
As far as actual competence goes, he's clearly in the bottom ten of all time, and may end up being, on a performance basis, the worst president in U.S. History. I will first assess his domestic successes and failures then his foreign policy successes and failures, while assessing what it means to his presidency specifically and the American political system.
President Obama knew when he came into office that his first priority was to . As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from rutadeltambor.com To mark the opening of the George W.
Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, we offer you a glimpse back at the greatest triumphs and mistakes of his years on the national stage.
Here are our choices. William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, ) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from January 20, , to January 20, Prior to the presidency, he was the Governor of Arkansas from to , and again from to A member of the Democratic Party, Clinton was ideologically a New Democrat and many of.