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US Constitution

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Gun Confiscation Again?

The federal government has tried front-door attempts and back-door attempts at limiting the right to own a gun.   There were attempts at assault weapons bans, a national registry, waiting periods, universal background checks, banning certain bullets, forcing liability insurance on gun owners, forcing people to buy gun safes, banning the sale of older guns … Continue reading

The Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase was the most important land acquisition in American history. It added 15 states to the US, most of which became our bread basket.   Thomas Jefferson had this providential vision to spread democracy across the continent. Buying such a huge piece of land was the beginning of America’s westward movement; and his … Continue reading

The Second Bill of Rights

The United States always has been an experiment in democracy. Not everyone had the freedoms we all have today; and some argue that Americans still don’t. But the Civil War enabled the US to extend democracy to more people. The ending of the Civil War allowed the US government to give African-Americans the same rights … Continue reading

Interpreting The US Constitution

Interpretation of the US Constitution is constant. It happens in the Supreme Court, in congress, and by way of our president. It takes place in court rooms and assembly halls all over the country every day. And it’s been happening since the document was written. Even the last presidential election, it can be argued, dealt … Continue reading

The Three Branches

Is there an American out there who knows how our government – the United States Government – is set up? It’s not that difficult to find this out. The United States Constitution explains how our government is structured. It is split into three branches as everyone should know by the time they are in the … Continue reading

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