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Michael Troy

U.S.
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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.

Tom Schott

U.S.
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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

Available
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

Marc Kamin

U.S.
Available
I'm able to answer most questions about US History, whether related to political, social, economic, or military issues.

Mary E Webster

U.S.
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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.

Paul Edward Zukowski

On Vacation
returns 06/01/2015
My area of interest include political, military, social & legal history. I am a generalist. Feel free to ask about anything. I have a strong interest in the history of the state of Connecticut.

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2015-05-25 Continuing Questions on the National Bank and the Federal Reserve:

Right, government revenues did not always line up with expenditures.  So there were times when the government needed to borrow money and times when it kept money on deposit.  Also, the government had long

2015-05-23 Continuing Questions on the National Bank and the Federal Reserve:

I think your description is correct.  Whether you define it as a "central bank" or not depends on your definition of central bank.  It certainly dominated the US economy and exerted a great deal of control

2015-05-22 Further questions about the National Bank and the Federal Reserve:

Yes, the Bank of the US engaged in the same sorts of operations as any other commercial bank of the time.  It took in private deposits and issued private loans.  When President Jackson removed all Federal

2015-05-22 Further questions about the National Bank and the Federal Reserve:

The federal government was responsible for coining money (specie) since the creation of the Constitution where it was granted that power.  This was solely for coins, which were always made from specie

2015-05-19 Further questions about the National Bank and the Federal Reserve:

I think you have the first part about right.  The bank could and did make loans to other banks but was always looking out for its own best interests.  Sometimes those intersected with the economy generally

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