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March 21, 2022

Episode 83: Roger Sherman - The Compromiser Who Brought Promise to Am…

As a delegate who spoke almost 150 times during the Constitutional Convention, Roger Sherman was no stranger to the major political debates that shaped American history forever. Learn how this Connecticut delegate worked to e...

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March 7, 2022

Episode 81: From the Exhibition of Champions to Mutual Discussion

In this episode, we delve into how the Senate maverick Daniel Webster may help explain the state of mindlessness in our society today. Most importantly, this week marks a big announcement that will greatly enhance the listene...

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Feb. 21, 2022

Episode 79: William Ellery - A Signer With Hope For an America Withou…

Just several episodes into this series, we have seen how multiple Signers were already well ahead of their times on making the United States of America a better haven for freedom, opportunity, and justice. The second and fina...

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Feb. 7, 2022

Episode 77: How an Unpopular President Taught the Meaning of Presiden…

Interestingly, the name of the upcoming President's Day holiday reminds us that it is not a celebration of a specific president's birthday or even the performance of a particular president. Rather, it is a holiday that celebr...

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Jan. 24, 2022

Episode 75: Stephen Hopkins - The Experienced Rhode Islander and the …

While many of the Signers were young men who had just recently rose to prominence in politics, some already had critical experience studying and fighting for the rights of the original 13 colonies. Stephen Hopkins, a former g...

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Jan. 10, 2022

Episode 73: One Year After 1/6 - A Personal Reflection From a Former …

Earlier this week, many Americans reflected on the state of the country one year after the tragic 1/6 Capitol riots that left multiple people dead and a wound in our national politics. As some listeners may know, I was a …

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Dec. 27, 2021

Episode 71: Elbridge Gerry - Bridging the Gap Between Strong Governme…

Few Founders have been more influential in promoting strong government and protection of civil liberties than Elbridge Gerry. Learn how this Signer from Massachusetts not only became a namesake for partisan-driven redistricti...

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Dec. 13, 2021

Episode 69: Holiday Fireside Chat of 2021

During the most trying times, what made Christmas and the winter holidays so special in America? Listen to stories and letters about how Union and Confederate soldiers celebrated Christmas TOGETHER and made the holiday season...

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Nov. 29, 2021

Episode 67: Robert Treat Paine - The "Objection Maker" Who Rejected T…

While John Adams is best known for representing British Capt. Thomas Preston and his soldiers at the Boston Massacre trial, a close friend of his was just on the other side representing the colonists. Learn how this largely o...

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Nov. 15, 2021

Episode 65: The Call of Duty at the Cowpens

In the wake of Veterans' Day, we honor those who served the nation with a unique episode about a little-known South Carolina-based battle that featured the best of American military leadership and service. Support the show (h...

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Nov. 1, 2021

Episode 63: John Adams - The Astute Lawyer with Thoughts on Government

How did a prominent lawyer in the aftermath of the Boston Massacre become one of the leading minds of the American Revolution? Find out more about John Adams and his early thoughts and contributions to the fabric of American ...

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Oct. 18, 2021

Episode 61: A Forgotten Westminster Ally during the American Revoluti…

During the American Revolution, there were some unlikely friends in Great Britain who sided with the colonies. Find out how one largely unknown Member of Parliament found courage to oppose the policies of George III and his W...

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Oct. 4, 2021

Episode 59: Samuel Adams - An American Brew of Oratory and Republican…

While now commonly known for the beer company namesake, Samuel Adams is one of the most vocal American revolutionaries in U.S. history. But his methods of influencing the Patriot cause may surprise many. Regardless of his var...

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Sept. 20, 2021

Episode 57: "Long Shot" Amendment Propositions to the U.S. Constituti…

With approximately 12,000 proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, there are bound to be some constitutional long shots that never made it to the final document but have made it to this week's episode. In the wake of Con...

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Sept. 6, 2021

Episode 55: Brig. Gen. William Whipple - A Merchant Supporting a Glor…

William Whipple was a New Hampshire native who imagined himself as a longtime, successful merchant. But things certainly took a different turn. What did this successful merchant do to help defeat a top British general's invas...

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