Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 20 2012

US Declaration of Independence

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the …

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Jun 15 2012

Urukagina’s Code

Urukagina was a king who ruled in ancient Sumer from 2360-2380 BC. He instituted some reforms of the governing methodology and created one of the earliest systems of laws that we have a record of. Problems of the time included: regulating the exchange of money for goods and services, collecting taxes, slavery, theft, divorce, and …

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Jun 07 2012

“The Regulars Are Coming Out!”

Deep into the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere gave the word to send the signal by lantern from the steeple of the North Church, then slipped quietly across the Charles River in a row boat, defying a ban on nighttime crossings. Landing in Charlestown, he mounted a horse and rode toward Lexington and …

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