The Federalist Papers: No. 85

On this day in 1788, the last Federalist Paper was published! Thanks to all of you who have persevered with me through the entire series. Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) delivers his concluding remarks on the new Constitution then being proposed to the states, including some final thoughts on whether amendments are needed before the Constitution is […]

A Rush to Rescue USS Squalus

I am reposting a two-part story that appeared on my Facebook page on May 23 and 24.  I hope everyone enjoys the story! On this day in 1939 [May 23], a Sargo-class submarine sinks during a deep dive. No submarine crew had ever been rescued once they’d sunk below 20 feet! Would the crew of […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 84

At about this time in 1788, Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) was writing Federalist Paper No. 84. His essay would later appear in a bound volume with other Federalist essays (see below). Hamilton addresses miscellaneous objections to the Constitution. He first addresses the most obvious concern of many Americans at the time: The Constitution then lacked […]

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