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Month: January 2020

The Victims of Communism Memorial

The Victims of Communism Memorial

The Victims of Communism Memorial is one of the lesser-known memorials in Washington, DC. It’s dedicated to the more than 100 million people throughout the world who’ve been murdered in the name of Communism. This is in addition to the 60 million people who died in World War Two. It’s a replica of the “Goddess of Democracy,” a temporary monument erected by student protestors in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. And it’s located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, New…

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The Three Branches of Our Federal Government

The Three Branches of Our Federal Government

James Madison said, “The very definition of tyranny is when all powers are gathered under one place.” And that’s why the United States Government is separated into three separate and equal branches—the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch. The Legislative Branch makes the laws. The Executive Branch enforces the laws. And the Judicial Branch interprets the laws. James Madison was the architect of the US Constitution. And he was also the Fifth President of the United States. The…

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The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by The First Amendment

The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by The First Amendment

This is the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” That means the Constitution guarantees these five freedoms to everyone in America: Freedom of Religion Freedom of Speech Freedom of the Press Freedom to Assemble Peaceably…

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John Quincy Adam’s Letter to His Son on the Bible

John Quincy Adam’s Letter to His Son on the Bible

John Quincy Adams was the son of President John Adams. And he was the sixth President of the United States, from 1825 to 1829. He was serving as President James Madison’s diplomat to Russia when he wrote this letter to his son, George Washington Adams. The younger Adams was named after John Quincy’s close friend and mentor, George Washington. My Dear Son, In your letter of the 18th January to your mother, you mentioned that you read to your aunt…

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The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. With total casualties of 51,000, it was the bloodiest battle of the war. On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln came to the site of the Battle of Gettysburg to dedicate a part of it as a cemetery for the men who died there. And he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American history. This is what he said: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth…

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