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Federalist No. 1 was written by Alexander Hamilton and published on October 27, 1787 under the pseudonym Publius. The purpose was to provide a General Introduction to The Federalist, a series of articles arguing for the acceptance of the proposed Constitution, which was to replace the Articles of Confederation. Read the Entry »

The Second Federalist Paper was written by John Jay, and discusses concerns with the dangers of foreign force and influence. It was published on October 31, 1787. Read the Entry »

Federalist No. 3 was written by John Jay and published on November 3, 1787. It is the second of four articles dealing with protecting Americans against foreign aggression and meddling in national affairs. Read the Entry »

Fought from April 12-13, 1861, the Battle of Fort Sumter was the first engagement of the American Civil War. Read the Entry »

Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father, member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence and signer of the United States Constitution. Arguably, the most accomplished individual in American history, he was also a successful printer, publisher, scientist, inventor, diplomat, civic leader, statesman, and philosopher. Read the Entry »

The most one-sided Confederate victory in the American Civil War, the Battle of Fredericksburg, was fought in and around the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia, from December 11 to December 15, 1862. Read the Entry »

The French and Indian War (1754-1763) was the final military contest between Great Britain and France to determine which country would control most of eastern North America. Read the Entry »