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Mary E Webster

Federalist papers. What the Founding Fathers would have to say about current political issues based on the Federalist Papers, written to defend and promote ratification of our Constitution. Spent 4 years studying The Federalist Papers and re-writing them into easier-to-read English. My new edition was published in Spring, 1999: The Federalist Papers: In Modern Language/Indexed for Today`s Political Issues Other than the Federalist Papers, my knowledge of history is very limited.

Tom Schott

Civil War, Reconstruction, military and political, Southern politics, slavery, civil war causation, general American history. Prefer 18th/19th century, but can handle all.

Joshua Patty

Abraham Lincoln; American Civil War; 19th Century American History; and American Religious History are all expert categories. Can also answer most questions about US Presidents; general American History; American government structure. Lifelong student of American history, especially Abraham Lincoln

Michael Troy

I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.

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2014-11-20 Nathan Hale:

Hale is generally considered a hero because he bravely gave his life in the service of furthering his country without showing fear or regret for his sacrifice.    I don't think Hale left much of a legacy

2014-11-18 US History:

Jackson was a rather popular President, but also controversial.  Although he was fairly wealthy, he was seen as a politician for the common man because he did not come from powerful eastern families like

2014-11-18 US History:

There was no particular event in 1840 that instigated western expansion.   But there were factors present that were also present in the preceding and succeeding years.  People were in search of new farm

2014-11-05 history:

The Soviet Union was not really deteriorating in 1945.  It had just won WWII and over the next few decades expanded its control and influence into Eastern Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa.  Deterioration

2014-11-01 Underage enlistment in the Confederacy:

It could be age related.  The minimum age was 18, although this was regularly overlooked.  Estimates are that more than 20% of all Civil War solders were under the age of 18.  By 1864, the draft age was

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