Tag: Jamestown

Plymouth Rock and Stepping Stones

America’s First Written Governing Document What makes America unique in world history is our emphasis on local government and written Constitutions. Written Constitutions mark “a momentous advance in civilization, and it is especially interesting as being peculiarly American.” To keep our civilization advancing, let’s gather up our heritage and pass it on to the next…

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The First African Slaves In America: The Fall From Paradise

A poet described early America as, “Earth’s only Paradise.” If America was Paradise, then the institution of slavery was the fall. Tobacco brought prosperity, but it also brought slavery. Many laborers were required to cultivate the crop, and cheap labor was what the colonists wanted. So the settlers, instead of working with their own hands,…

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