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| Friday, August 1st, 2014

        The Declaration of Independence Source: http://www.founding.com/the_declaration_of_i/ Callie Folke            Most people have pride in their country. It’s natural to feel some sense of alliance with your countrymen, despite the fact that nobody has ever met every single person in their country. This is due to the fact […]

Romanticism

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

        The Declaration of Independence Source: http://www.founding.com/the_declaration_of_i/ Callie Folke            Most people have pride in their country. It’s natural to feel some sense of alliance with your countrymen, despite the fact that nobody has ever met every single person in their country. This is due to the fact […]

William Byrd’s Ego

| Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Callie Folke This week, I learned a lot about the upper class in colonial Virginia, also known as the gentry. One of the things I noticed about a lot of the gentry is the need for power and control. They needed to be on top, in control all the time. They felt the need to […]

Jamestown Was Successful?

| Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Callie Folke Jamestown is not what I expected. It was much more brutal and inhumane than I ever imagined it would be. I suppose this is because the last time my school taught anything about American History was in 7th grade, except we didn’t even talk about Jamestown at all. So really, the last time […]