The Strange History Of Atlantis

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Atlantis! The name alone is enough to invoke images of mermaids, bubble cities, sunken ruins, and an ancient, technologically advanced situation that suffered ruin at the whims of the gods or their own hubris. But where did the idea of Atlantis come from? Could it have been a real place, or do its origins lie

Legendary Viking Town Unearthed

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Legendary Viking town unearthed. The hidden centre of power for the first Danish kings may well have popped up from the soil in Northern Germany. Archaeologists have surprisingly found some 200 houses and piles of weapons. Danish archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the fabled Viking town Silasthorp by the Schlei bay in

Indian Legends And Victorian Bath Houses The History Of Eureka Springs

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Today the Arkansas resort town of Eureka Springs is a quaint, faux-Victorian tourist trap with an abundance of Bible-themed attractions. But the knickknack shops and family-friendly dinner theaters are really a natural outgrowth of a long history as a “vacation” destination reaching back to the Native Americans. Eureka Springs has, unsurprisingly, several naturally occurring, mineral-rich

The Teapot Dome Scandal

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The Teapot Dome Scandal. With the exception of Watergate, there has never been a scandal more egregious and with wider implications than the Teapot Dome affair during the presidency of Warren G. Harding. It involved the secret leasing to private companies of oil-containing tracts owned by the Navy, mainly in Wyoming and California. “Domes” are

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death By Patrick Henry

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. Give me liberty or give me death by Patrick Henry 1775. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not

The American Declaration Of Independence

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have

Amendments To The US Constitution

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Various amendments added to the US Constitution: from 1791 to 1971.  Amendment I (1791) Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom

Constitution For The United States Of America

All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and