Mr. Lincolns T-MailsHome PageDigital History - StumbleUponThe 1920s - Roaring Twenties - The Nineteen Twenties in History - StumbleUponFederalist PapersWelcome to our Federalist Papers e-text. The Federalist Papers were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution. In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America. All of the essays were signed "PUBLIUS" and the actual authors of some are under dispute, but the general consensus is that Alexander Hamilton wrote 52, James Madison wrote 28, and John Jay contributed the remaining five. The Federalist Papers remain today as an excellent reference for anyone who wants to understand the U.S. We have three ways to browse the Federalist Papers. Other important documents of the period: These Federalist Papers Web pages were originally created by Rob Knautz and replace his version hosted online from 1996 to 2000.
Discovering Lewis &Clark : HomeFounding FathersMISSION STATEMENTWorld's Strangest | The Last Man StandingThis past Sunday marked the end of an era in US history. Frank W. Buckles celebrated his 110th birthday on February first. He died peacefully at his home on February 27th. Buckles was one of 4,734,992 Americans who served in World War I. With his death, there are no more surviving US veterans of that war. Buckles was rejected by the Marine Corps and the Navy in 1917 for being too small (or more likely, suspiciously young-looking). There are two other documented living World War I veterans, who both served the United Kingdom. Claude Stanley Choules will turn 110 this week. Reading about the dwindling number of World War I veterans made me curious about the last survivors of previous wars. The Spanish-American War Ostensibly born in 1882, Jones Morgan was a Buffalo soldier who ran away from home at age 15 and served during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The US Civil War Albert Woolson was born in 1847 and signed up for the Union Army in 1864 after his father died in the conflict.