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The Hypocrisy of Freedom

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

       These most famous words, are the basis of our nation, they ring true with a passion heard almost no where else and they still are not equal to all. These most powerful words are: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by […]

Women’s Roles in Colonial America

| Saturday, July 26th, 2014

        Relationships and the expected gender roles are in a constant state of flux. As such, the relationships of colonial era gentry in Virginia are very different from those of the present.There have been changes in gender based roles, the amount of education women receive, and the huge leaps forward in women […]

Why did the Native Americans Feed the Colonists?

| Saturday, July 19th, 2014

    The early colonists struggled with day to day survival yet they grew to thrive, with the help of the Powhatan. That the Powhatan gave the early colonists food is almost undisputed, however the reasons for such an action is not a cut and dry answer. The natives might have helped the colonists because […]