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‘Don’t Underestimate Me’: Bernie Sanders Knows a Thing or Two About Winning

By John Nichols in The Nation

Burlington, Vermont— For the first century after the founding of the Grand Old Party in 1854, Republicans dominated the politics of the state of Vermont like no other.

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Happy Memorial Day: A Tribute to the Flowers Family

Memorial Day, Owen Freeman

War kills people and destroys human creation; but as though mocking war’s devastation, flowers inevitably bloom through its ruins. After a long siege, a prolonged bombardment for months from all around the harbor, and numerous fires, the beautiful port city of Charleston, South Carolina, where the war had begun in April, 1861, lay in ruin by the spring of 1865.

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Black History

Sherie Labedis reblogged this on Sherie Labedis and commented:

I spent the summer of 1965 registering black voters for Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference. I was located in Berkeley County, SC. I find "Diary of a Historian" blogs on South Carolina history especially interesting.

"Tear Down this Wall" - President Ronald Reagan Speech (1987)

President Reagan’s Speech at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Records of the U.S. Information Agency
National Archives Identifier: 54682

In 1987, while in West Germany, President Reagan’s famous “Mr. 25 more words

U.S. History

Inaugural Address of President John Adams - Primary Source Document


Inaugural address of President John Adams


Records of the U.S. Senate

National Archives Identifier: 306444

U.S. History

Nomination of John Marshall as Chief Justice by President Adams - Primary Source Document


Message of President John Adams nominating John Marshall to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court


Records of the U.S. Senate

National Archives Identifier: 306290

U.S. History