Image of people with cattle, working in wheat fields.
American History

America’s Agrarian Society and the System of Non-Cash Exchange

November 19, 2020

Jefferson’s vision of an agrarian society became a reality, resulting in an agrarian culture as well where the farmers owned their land instead of renting it. How did this society fulfill its everyday need for other products besides their agricultural produce? […]

Heavy artillery used by the Confederates during the siege of Vicksburg.
American History

Breaking the Confederate Stronghold over Vicksburg

November 18, 2020

The Confederates controlled the area between Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Louisiana. While these were the two remaining strong points, Vicksburg was the more important one of the two. Until Vicksburg fell, Union plans to control the Mississippi River could not be completed, which is why it was Ulysses S. Grant’s first target. […]

The bronze statue of John Marshall located in John Marshall Place Park with the United States Supreme Court building in the background in Washington DC.
American History

John Marshall and His Influence on the Judiciary

November 11, 2020

On February 24, 1803, John Marshall handed down the first ruling as the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. Marshall’s ruling left Thomas Jefferson and James Madison unhappy, but paved a way for making the federal court powerful. […]

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American History

Aaron Burr and His Notorious Political Agendas

November 10, 2020

In 1800, Jefferson reluctantly accepted Burr as his vice presidential choice in order to secure New York’s decisive electoral votes. Once elected, Jefferson promptly dropped Burr out of all his councils. In 1804, when Jefferson had enough momentum of his own to win easy reelection, he dropped Aaron Burr off the ticket entirely. Burr had become more than just the ordinary political liability to the Republicans in 1804. […]

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