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Without major compromises by all involved and the agreement to avoid the contentious issue of slavery, the framers would never have written and ratified the Constitution
With half the western world at stake, See Perry on the middle lake.”
Critical decisions by the Chief Justice would save the Supreme Court's independence and make possible its wide-ranging role today
Gambling on a diplomatic coup with a wily Napoleon, he maneuvered America into the needless War of 1812
A historian tackles one of American history's thorniest questions
American sea captain George Coggeshall tells of his experiences evading the British navy during the War of 1812 and spending over half a century at sea.