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It Came As It Did

First Friday and third day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020.  Today’s prompt is to create a word bank based on 10 key words and then not necessarily using all but keeping in mind an effort to echo the rhymes for these until … Continue reading

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Idylls of the Progressive Age

Continuing in this look at American History. Idylls of the Progressive Age by Michael Doyle Theodore Roosevelt rose to the presidency Upon the assassination of William McKinley A cowboy rode into the White House that day Formidable and enthusiastic in … Continue reading

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Dewey and the Progressive Era

Turning next in American History, we have the Progressive Era with all that it meant for how we do things today and it’s challenges to the Constitution’s meaning to our society. Dewey and the Progressive Era by Michael Doyle All … Continue reading

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On Becoming A World Power

American history continues as the United States advanced post Civil War into the early 1900s, our strength grew and with it wisely or unwisely we expanded our foreign policy out into the world with all its challenges good and bad. … Continue reading

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End of the Frontier

Between the 1870s to the early 1900s, American society became a vast sea of sea change in matters of all forms of transformation going on at once. End of the Frontier by Michael Doyle The travesty of the Civil War … Continue reading

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Swing Around the Circle

Civil War ends and an attempt at racial justice was attempted.  How did things get so completely flawed? Swing Around the Circle by Michael Doyle A country brought to ruin sought salvation From a barren wasteland in need of transformation … Continue reading

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A House Divided

The worse war America has ever fought was the war against ourselves, the American Civil War. A House Divided by Michael Doyle Lincoln’s inaugural was an attempt at reconciliation The mystic chords of memory were bonds of affection The siege … Continue reading

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The Clouds of Uncivil War Approach

If there’s any one single foremost predicator that led to the American Civil War more than others, it was beyond any doubt the Mexican-American War. The Clouds of Uncivil War Approach by Michael Doyle While careful in thinking too linearly … Continue reading

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First Principles: All Mankind Is By Nature Free and Independent Having Inherent Rights of Which They Cannot By Any Compact Be Deprived

“There are certain maxims by which every wise and enlightened people will regulate their conduct. There are certain political maxims, which no free people out ever to abandon. Maxims of which the observance is essential to the security of happiness. … Continue reading

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Antebellum Blues

It’s true that there’s a lot more to the Southern side of the story than I’ll cover in this poem.  But, with respect to American history, I would be amiss if I failed to cover this. Antebellum Blues by Michael … Continue reading

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