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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.

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.

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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2014-06-25 US history:

Hi Matthew,    Most of the founding political leaders expressed a distaste for parties, which they saw as interested factions that would prevent decisions from being made on an issue's individual merits

2014-06-06 Puritan Laws:

The Massachusetts Bay Colony had a legal charter that gave authority for enforcement of its laws.  The Council of Assistants sat as a court to try dispute.  It also appointed local magistrates to hear

2014-05-15 Founding Fathers:

Whitney,    You've got it.  The author means that the impacts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution on American history were sometimes in conflict.  They wanted to create a government

2014-05-12 Battle of Gettysburg:

1. The people of Gettysburg were, of course, permanently affected by this larges battle of the war.  Several were killed during the fighting.  Supplies were ravaged and buildings destroyed.  Farm fields

2014-05-11 essay exam!:

This is obviously a very broad question that could fill several volumes of books.  But very briefly, here are a few of the main developments.    The primary change during this era was mechanization.  Tanks

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