The Federalist Papers: No. 2

On this day in 1787, the second in a series of essays defending the Constitution was published in New York’s Independent Journal. Ultimately, 85 of these Federalist Papers would be written: They have been called “the most important work in political science that has ever been written, or is likely ever to be written, in […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 1

On this day in 1787, “Publius” published an essay defending the Constitution in several New York newspapers.  Eventually, 85 of these essays would be published. Each defended a different aspect of the new Constitution that had just been proposed to the states. Collectively, these essays came to be known as “The Federalist Papers.” To put […]

This Week in History: Yorktown, Old Ironsides, and the Annapolis Tea Party

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, October 19 On this day in 1781, British General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to American General George Washington, bringing an end to the Siege of Yorktown and effectively ending the American Revolution. Americans […]

This Day in History: The World Series imitates the Electoral College

On this day in 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the New York Yankees to win the World Series. Bill Mazeroski hit a home run in the 9th inning of Game 7! He clinched the title for the Pirates, but it had been a close call. Why tell a baseball story on a history page such […]