The Federalist Papers: No. 81

At about this time in 1788, Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) was writing Federalist Paper No. 81. His essay would later appear in a bound volume with other Federalist essays (see below). This paper honestly might leave you rolling your eyes a bit at the current state of affairs. Hamilton is still discussing the judiciary and […]

This Day in History: Richard Antrim outwits his Japanese captors

On or around this day in 1942, a Navy lieutenant intervenes to keep a Japanese guard from beating an American prisoner of war to death! Richard Antrim would also outwit his Japanese captors, helping Allied forces to know exactly where POWs were being held. The former action would earn Antrim a Medal of Honor. The […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 80

At about this time in 1788, Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) was writing Federalist Paper No. 80. His essay would later appear in a bound volume with other Federalist essays (see below). This paper continues Hamilton’s examination of the judiciary. Hamilton begins by noting that there “ought always to be a constitutional method of giving efficacy […]

This Week in History: Apollo 13, the Civil War begins, Titanic sinks

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, April 11 On this day in 1861, Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard sends a demand to Union Maj. Robert Anderson: Surrender Fort Sumter! Tension had been building between North and South for many months, […]