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Learn about American History, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, & American holidays. Gain insights about our Founding First Principles (the rule of law, unalienable rights, the Social Compact, equality, limited government, and revolution); Founding Fathers (such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams) and other great patriots (such as Martin Luther King Jr, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton); key documents and speeches; and flags an ...
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From the host of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics, the story of the greatest argument for liberty ever written is told through the lives of the 56 men who committed their lives property and honor to the document. Carlson discusses not just Jefferson and Adams, but all of them even the less well known like the prisoner Richard Stockton, confused merchant Joesph Hewes, the dueler Gwinnett, brewer-philosopher Samuel Adams and the ultimate founder Richard Henry Lee. Many of the Signers suffe ...
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Learn the real story of Lexington & Concord on April 19, 1775 and the Shot Heard 'Round the World - which changed America and the world forever:Follow the Patriots and the British during the lead up to Lexington and Concord.Experience the battles first hand. Explore what really happened on Paul Revere's ride.Discover the unsung heroes Dr. Joseph Wa…
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Topics covered: The underlying foundation of the Constitution is the doctrine of enumerated powers. Enumerated powers means that the federal government only has the authority specifically granted to it in the Constitution - the powers must be expressed (that is enumerated). All powers not granted to the federal government, remain with the States. A…
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Review the origins and debate over the lawmaking provisions of Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution.Understand how bicameralism (the division of the federal legislature between the House of Representatives and the Senate) is essential for liberty and good governance for several reasons. It stops passion or corruption from running …
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Learn how by mid-December, 1776, the American Revolution was in desperate straits. Explore that after a series of defeats, the American Army had retreated through New Jersey and was stationed in Pennsylvania — with the British Army across the Delaware River. The Continental Army was on the verge of utter collapse. Overconfident, the British went in…
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Learn that the idea of gratitude and giving thanks is an ancient concept for mankind and expressly elevated in the Bible.Review how days of thanksgiving were originally commemorated in the English colonies in Virginia and Massachusetts, with the English dissenters, the Pilgrims, having the most influential celebrations.In the colonial era, Thanksgi…
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“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.” United States Constitution, Article I, Section 7 Review the origins and debate over Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution, which provides that any bill raising revenue must origina…
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Topics covered: How and when members of Congress are immune from civil arrests while Congress is in session. How and why members of Congress are absolutely immune for ANYTHING they say on the floor of Congress. How and why members of Congress are prohibited from serving in other federal offices, and why federal officers cannot serve as Congressmen.…
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Topics covered: United States Constitution Article I, Section 6 addresses how members of the Congress (members of the House of Representatives and the US Senate) are compensated and paid, and who pays their salary. Learn about the debates over Congressional Pay - including who should pay (the federal or State governments?), how they should be paid …
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Topics covered: Learn why understanding the Declaration of Independence is important. Learn why the Second Continental Congress decided to have a Declaration of Independence and how a committee of five of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston were chosen to draft it. Explore why John Adams insisted tha…
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Topics covered (Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution): Judging who wins Congressional Elections Judging the qualifications of members of Congress Quorum of Congress to meet & conduct business Compelling attendance of members of Congress Creating rules and procedures for conducting congressional business Punishing members of Congress Journal of …
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Learn the key historical origins, history, and meaning of the Memorial Day: What is Memorial Day's Origins? How can we give it meaning? What did Pericles, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Frederick Douglass, and others say? Produced by Patriot Week - visit PatriotWeek.org. Check out Judge Warren’s book at www.AmericasSurvivalGuide.com.--- Support th…
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Topics covered: The Times, Places and Manner of holding congressional elections The vigorous opposition of allowing the Congress to supersede State laws involving congressional elections Meetings of Congress - annual basis and starting dateCheck out PatriotWeek.org, Judge Warren's book at www.AmericasSurvivalGuide.com, and the Save our Republic! vi…
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Learn the real story of Lexington & Concord on April 19, 1775 and the Shot Heard 'Round the World - which changed America and the world forever: Follow the Patriots and the British during the lead up to Lexington and Concord. Experience the battles first hand. Explore what really happened on Paul Revere's ride. Discover the unsung heroes Dr. Joseph…
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Topics covered: How the Senatorial elections are staggered (one-third of the Senate is elected every 2 years). The qualifications to be a Senator. The Vice President as president of the Senate. The power of the Senate to organize its operations and procedures. The power of the Senate to try impeachments, and the legal/constitutional effect of being…
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On this (remastered) Presidents Day special episode we cover: George Washington’s remarkable life and contribution to the American Revolution, Constitutional Convention, and Presidency - with highlights of his writings. Bonus Content: Musical Interlude US Army Old Guard & Fife tribute to George Washington For more, check out: PatriotWeek.org Judge …
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Learn how the composition of the US Senate - who and what it should represent - became perhaps the most divisive issue in the Constitutional Convention. Discover the arguments made by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James Wilson, John Dickinson, Roger Sherman, and others as they clashed over a fundamental division about whether the States should…
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On December 25, 1776, George Washington and his brave troops begin to march to the nearly frozen Delaware River to attack Hessian troops encamped on the other side at Trenton, New Jersey. The times are desperate for the American cause. The high risk attack is a daring attempt to save the American Revolution from collapse. Follow Washington's troops…
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Puritans; Pilgrims; Native Americans; colonial and revolutionary thanksgivings, fastings and humiliations. Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson, FDR, LBJ, Reagan, Obama, and more. Politics and recovering from JFK’s assassination. Sarah Hale’s indispensable role in reviving the holiday, and FDR’s abortive attempt to change it. Pardons, parades, r…
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Listen in on a fabulous and illuminating discussion between President Abraham Lincoln & Judge Michael Warren about Lincoln’s life - including his failures and successes and his impact on American and world history. (Lincoln portrayed by Bob Gleason of the American Historical Theatre.). Check out PatriotWeek.org, Judge Warren's book at www.AmericasS…
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Using primary sources of the Constitutional Convention Debates, the Federalist Papers, and learned treatises, learn how the 3/5th's clause affects taxes and its link to slavery. Explore the debate about how the number of Representatives for each State is determined in the House of Representatives. Discover the origin and power of the position of th…
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Re-released July 4, 2022. Why do we celebrate July 4 as Independence Day when we really became a new nation on July 2, 1776? Besides Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the Declaration of Independence? What role did Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Richard Henry Lee play? What does the Declaration of Independence actually say? Listen to the entire Decl…
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Why do celebrate Memorial Day? What are its origins? How can we give it meaning? What did Pericles, Lincoln, Reagan, Douglass, and others say? Produced by Patriot Week - visit PatriotWeek.org. Also check out the upcoming Patrick Henry Dinner at PatriotWeek.org and Judge Warren’s book at www.AmericasSurvivalGuide.com.--- Support this podcast: https:…
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Learn the minimum qualifications to serve in the House of Representatives. Discover how Representatives are apportioned among the States, and the establishment of the census. Explore the infamous Three Fifths Compromise/Clause (3/5 clause) in which the enslaved were considered 3/5's a person for purposes of representation in the House of Representa…
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Learn how Article I of the Constitution vests legislative authority in the Congress. Review how the Constitution creates two Houses - the House of Representatives and the Senate. Explore the vigorous debate over the composition of the House of Representatives - that is that it would represent the People and be elected by the People as opposed to th…
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On December 25, 1776, George Washington and his brave troops begin to march to the nearly frozen Delaware River to attack Hessian troops encamped on the other side at Trenton, New Jersey. The times are desperate for the American cause. The high risk attack is a daring attempt to save the American Revolution from collapse. Follow Washington's troops…
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Explore the Preamble of the Constitution's purposes to "provide for common defense, promotie the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." Learn what the Preamble's reference to "do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America" means. Further discover how the Founding Fathers th…
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Learn about the Constitution’s Preamble and the Constitution’s purpose to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, and ensure domestic tranquility.Check out PatriotWeek.org, Judge Warren's book at www.AmericasSurvivalGuide.com, and the Save our Republic! video series on Patriot Week's YouTube Channel.Support this podcast at: https://anchor.fm/…
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Discover the true origins of Thanksgiving: Puritans, Pilgrims, Native Americans; colonial and revolutionary thanksgivings, fastings, and humiliations. Learn how Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson, FDR, LBJ, Reagan, Obama, and others commemorated it. Review its politics and recovering from JFK's assassination. Explore Sarah Hale's indispensable…
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Learn how the Preamble of the Constitution was drafted by Gouverneur Morris almost as an afterthought - and why the words "We the People" were included. Discover how Preamble reflected the fundamental transformation of the federal government from one based on a confederation of States under the Articles of Confederation into one based on the sovere…
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Discover how James Madison, with an assist from Alexander Hamilton and others, cleverly maneuvered to convene the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in May 1787. Explore who attended the Convention, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and James Wilson; those who were unable to attend, such John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas…
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Learn how American liberty was threatened following the American Revolution. Explore how the Articles of Confederation were too flawed to maintain our freedoms. Discover how the unalienable right to property was violated, economic chaos prevailed, foreign policy was in disarray, the weaknesses of the Congress, and the germ of tyranny in within the …
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Listen - perhaps for the first time - to the entire Articles of Confederation, and learn about their remarkable achievements and highlights, setting the stage for the text and adoption of the federal Constitution.Also check out PatriotWeek.org, Judge Warren's book at www.AmericasSurvivalGuide.com, and the Save our Republic! video series on Patriot …
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Learn about the circumstances leading to the drafting and ratification of the Articles of Confederation. You can’t really understand America and the Constitution without understanding the Articles.Also check out PatriotWeek.org, Judge Warren's book at www.AmericasSurvivalGuide.com, and the Save our Republic! video series on Patriot Week's YouTube C…
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Learn what really happened on September 11, 2001. Discover how and why America was attacked, including the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Washington, D.C. Review the motivations of Osama Bin Ladin and al Qaeda. Explore how 9/11 altered the course of history in America and globally, including its psychological and intangibl…
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56 brave men signed the Declaration of Independence. Not all voted for it, and not all who voted for it signed it. Each of the signers was remarkable in his own way, and pledged his life, fortune, and sacred honor to the Declaration. This episode explores the lives of final 10 signers: John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry, Stephen Hopkins…
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56 brave men signed the Declaration of Independence. Not all voted for it, and not all who voted for it signed it. Each of the signers was remarkable in his own way, and pledged his life, fortune, and sacred honor. This episode explores the lives of 9 of the signers: Lewis Morris, Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Ab…
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Thomas Jefferson was the primary draftsman of the Declaration of Independence, but Congress made over 80 different changes. Listen to Jefferson's original version and then review the changes made by Congress. Learn which of the revisions significantly improved his prose - including some of its most famous passages, and learn which revisions were si…
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56 brave men signed the Declaration of Independence. Not all voted for it, and not all who voted for it signed it. Each of the signers was remarkable in his own way, and pledged his life, fortune, and sacred honor. This episode explores the lives of 12 of the signers: John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross…
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56 brave men signed the Declaration of Independence. Not all voted for it, and not all who voted for it signed it. Each of the signers was remarkable in his own way, and pledged his life, fortune, and sacred honor. This episode explores the lives of 11 of the signers: Charles Carroll of Carrollton, George With [Wyth], Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jeff…
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Learn how the Second Continental Congress called upon the Supreme Judge of the World to support its actions. Understand how colonies and local governments had already declared independence before July 4th, how colonies addressed the issue of independence at Congress, and how Congress moved forward with Richard Henry Lee's resolution for independenc…
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56 brave men signed the Declaration of Independence. Not all voted for it, and not all who voted for it signed it. Each of the signers was remarkable in his own way. This episode explores the lives of 14 of the signers: John Hancock, Button Gwinett, Lyman Hall, George Walton, William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn, Edward Rutledge, Thomas Hayward …
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Learn what the signers of the Declaration of Independence meant in the last sentence of the document: "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor." Discover the meaning of Divine Providence - that the very hand o…
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Learn the real story of Lexington & Concord on April 19, 1775 and the Shot Heard 'Round the World - which changed America and the world forever. Follow the Patriots and the British during the lead up to Lexington and Concord, and experience the battles first hand. Explore what really happened on Paul Revere's ride, and discover the unsung heroes Dr…
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In light of the Declaration of Independence's list of 27 grievances, witness how the colonists repeatedly petitioned the the King and Parliament to address these grievances, and how the King repeatedly ignored them. Discover how this stubborn refusal to address the petitions revealed the true character of the King - he was a tyrant! And the Parliam…
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Learn about the penultimate grievance of the Declaration of Independence which involves condemning the impressment of colonial sailors and others into service in the Royal Navy - often a death sentence due to brutal conditions. Understand how this turned Americans into slaves to the Empire and often required them fight their own people. Explore the…
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Continuing our exploration of the grievances of the Declaration of Independence, the King declares the colonists outside of his protection and declares war on America. Learn how the King unleashed the British navy to plunder the seas, ravage our coasts, burn our turns and destroy the lives of our people. Explore how he hired Hessians and other fore…
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Learn how the British Empire's crackdown on the colonists included passing the Massachusetts Government Act of 1774, which revoked the long standing Massachusetts Charter. The act eliminated representative government in Massachusetts and installed a military commander (General Gage) as a near dictator answerable only to King George III. Explore how…
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The Founders believed that Prudence would prevent revolutions so long as evils were sufferable - until the government engaged in a long train of abuses and usurpations revealing a plan to impose absolute despotism on the people. Explore these key long neglected phrases of Declaration of Independence introducing the grievances justifying the America…
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The Declaration of Independence’s list of grievances includes the suppression of the right to a jury trial. Learn how the jury right gradually arose and developed over the centuries in England, and how it became a keystone to justice and liberty. Highlights include the trials of Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania William Penn in England and …
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