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The History of Voting

The History of Voting

By Evan Andrews  Why Is Election Day a Tuesday in November? The answer lies with America’s 19th-century farmers. Americans first began the custom of weekday voting in 1845, when Congress passed a federal law designating the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November as Election Day. But why a Tuesday in November? The answer stems from the agrarian makeup […]

by · November 3, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Voting: A Sacred Right & Responsibility

Voting: A Sacred Right & Responsibility

 Our sacred right to vote was given to all Americans by the founding fathers of this democracy. It was laid out clearly in our Constitution and yet it is the only constitutional right that we have to register for. We don’t have to register for our right of free speech and we don’t have to register to exercise the right […]

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Thanksgiving Day — A Harvest Celebration

Thanksgiving Day — A Harvest Celebration

By Bobbie Sweeney  People all over the world set aside at least one day of the year to celebrate the harvest of the land. In America, one of the first celebrations of this kind was initiated by the Pilgrims. ln 1621, they held a three-day festival by order of the Governor of the Colony, William Bradford. The Indians who had […]

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American History: November Anniversaries

American History: November Anniversaries

November 5 150th Anniversary of American suffragist Susan B. Anthony voting for the first time, in defiance of the law (1872) November 9 Mayflower arrives at Cape Cod, Mass. (1620)   November 10 Congress establishes U.S. Marine Corps (1775)   November 11 Veterans Day   November 17 Articles of Confederation submitted to states (1777)   November 21 100th Anniversary of […]

by · November 3, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Thanksgiving’s Historic Decorations for the Table

Thanksgiving’s Historic Decorations for the Table

By Robert Reed  That grand American holiday Thanksgiving had long been celebrated, but it really wasn’t until the 20th century that it came with commercial table decorations.  Before the elegant turkey dinner was mostly fine. A colorful touch direct from the family’s garden harvest might be added.  “Decorations from the earliest (19th century) celebrations were usually homegrown fruits and vegetables […]

by · November 2, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article