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Long before 9/11, there was 1812

...and several serious land battles were fought in which both sides took massive casualties.In the United States, Thomas Jefferson began his presidency in 1801 and had placed the United States in a position of neutrality concerning the war between...
No public benefit if state funds private schools

...accommodate school vouchers destroys the wall of separation between church and state that the Alaska Constitution writers, Thomas Jefferson and our other founders believed in. This action would erode democracy, as the civic mission of public schools is...
Constitution Day: The people, the press, and the public's right to know

...amendment, plays a critical role in ensuring that every American has constant access to important and trustworthy news.Thomas Jefferson once said, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers...
Balanced budgets: Common sense or science fiction?

...possibility that the wars would last more than a year or two. We know better now. And it's these long wars that Thomas Jefferson believed could be avoided when, as vice president in 1798, he wrote "I wish it were possible to obtain a single...
Ahoy, mateys! US to stop printing nautical charts

...There's just kind of, like, a feel to it."There should be a historical feel to it, because the idea was Thomas Jefferson's. He asked for a survey of the U.S. coast in 1807, and ever since, a government agency has been charting...
Southeast Sagas: Alaska goes to St. Louis - 1904

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 was organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase. By all contemporary accounts, it was the most beautiful, educational and thrilling of all the international...
My Turn: Invest now or pay later

...have more feeling for canals and roads than education. However, I hope we can advance them with equal pace." - Thomas Jefferson, 1807. Sound off on the important issues at No doubt Jefferson would share my dismay if he could read, now 200...
My Turn: Affordable transportation is an egalitarian imperative

...responsibility was recognized as early as 1808 when President Thomas Jefferson's treasury secretary, Albert Gallatin, recommended...road in U.S. history. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson promoted a trans-Appalachian land link to unify...
Hemp is making a comeback

...known to man, harvested for food and fiber for well over 10,000 years. It was grown by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The original Declaration of Independence was printed on paper made from its fiber. Its seed has more protein than...
living and growing

...Independence attributed to the thought and pen of Thomas Jefferson. He declares "We hold these truths to be self-evident...declares that mankind are "that they might have joy." Thomas Jefferson knew that when he wrote the Declaration of Independence...


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