Julius Caesar Crosses the Rubicon

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Julius Caesar Crosses the Rubicon, 49 BC The crossing of a small stream in northern Italy became one of ancient history’s most pivotal events. From it sprang the Roman Empire and the genesis of modern European culture.Born with unbridled political ambition and unsurpassed oratory skills, Julius Caesar manipulated his way … Continue reading

Slavery in the United States
John Brown’s Last Speech

         On October, 16, 1859, John Brown and nearly two dozen comrades seized the armory at Harper’s Ferry in West Virginia, hoping to use its massive arsenal in the struggle to forcibly end slavery. Captured and brought to trial at nearby Charles Town, Brown was found guilty of treason. … Continue reading

Survivor Recalls the USS Indianapolis Sinking

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Edgar Harrell recalls his remarkable experiences on the USS Indianapolis.  The USS Indianapolis (CL/CA-35) was a Portland-class cruiser of the United States Navy. She was named for the city of Indianapolis, IN She was the flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance while he commanded the Fifth Fleet  in battles across the … Continue reading

Washington’s Farewell Addess 1796

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Washington’s Farewell Address 1796 1796 Friends and Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed … Continue reading