Sunday December 1, 2013
Saturday November 30, 2013
One of the foundational documents in American History is the Magna Carta. Even though it was signed by King John over 560 years before the writing of the Declaration of Independence, many civil liberties including habeas corpus can be traced back to this seminal document.
FAQ: Why is the Magna Carta seen as a key document in the founding of the US?
Friday November 29, 2013
Did you know that James Madison was the shortest president of the United States, standing 5'4" tall? Continuing with my growing collection of '10 things to know about...', I've created a list for James Madison. These key facts provide an introduction and an overview to key pieces of information that individuals learning about the fourth president should know.
Thursday November 28, 2013
Did you know that the first Thanksgiving is believed to have lasted for three days? Can you imagine three days of turkey, football, and family. Many people can't make it through one day without stirring up old family arguments. Even though the first feast occurred in 1621, the term Thanksgiving was not used in association with it. It was in 1623 that the term was used, and it had nothing to do with breaking bread between Native Americans and Pilgrims. Learn more about this and other interesting Thanksgiving tidbits with the following article: Thanksgiving Myths and Realities.
More about Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Fast Facts.