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Historically Speaking: America’s Benevolent Dictator

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By Tom Morrow He was a President at a time when the United States was in desperate need of leadership. Behind the scenes Franklin Delano Roosevelt arguably made ...

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Historically Speaking: The Hero of the South

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By Tom Morrow He spent most of his military career as a U.S. soldier. When the war between the state broke out, he was superintendent of the U.S. ...

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Historically Speaking: The Currents War- Edison vs. Tesla

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By Tom Morrow Today, when you hear the name “Tesla,” the popular electric-powered automobile might come to mind. But it’s an earlier electrical invention that surrounds our daily ...

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Historically Speaking: An Enduring Line

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By Tom Morrow In 1763, two rather obscure surveyors settled a border dispute involving Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Today, the demarcation line drawn for the map of Colonial ...

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Historically Speaking: Hero of Two Worlds

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By Tom Morrow There’s one Frenchman whose name will live forever in historic revolutionary endeavors – the Marquis de Lafayette. Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette was born ...

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Historically Speaking: Battle of San Jacinto

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By Tom Morrow Nearly every American has heard of “The Alamo,” but other than being a car rental agency, few know it’s an old Spanish mission located in ...

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Historically Speaking: Magna Carta, the Foundation of Law

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By Tom Morrow June 15, will mark the 800th anniversary of one of the world’s most important documents, which first afforded the basis of law in protecting an ...

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Historically Speaking: Mission San Luis Rey

By Tom Morrow Father Fermin de Lausen founded Mission San Luis Rey on June 13, 1798. It was determined the mission was needed to cut the travel time ...

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Historically Speaking: The Honey War

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By Tom Morrow When Robert Lucas assumed the duties as Iowa’s territorial governor in the 1830s, he found a serious border dispute brewing.  The issue: the boundary between ...

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Historically Speaking: The Gadsden Purchase

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By Tom Morrow Looking at the map today of the Southwestern United States, approximately one-third of the lower part of Arizona and a portion of southern New Mexico ...

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Historically Speaking: The Honey War

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow When Robert Lucas assumed the duties as Iowa’s territorial governor in the 1830s, he found a serious border dispute brewing. The issue: the boundary between ...

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Historically Speaking: America’s First Spy Network

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By Tom Morrow Note: The current AMC cable TV series, “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” is based on the Revolutionary War exploits of Abraham Woodhull and the Culper Spy Ring. ...

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Historically Speaking: An obscure, nearly-forgotten war

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The Black Hawk War By Tom Morrow When it comes to the American Indian wars, little has been said, written, or filmed about those conflicts that occurred in ...

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Historically Speaking: Who Was The Prophet Muhammad

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by Tom Morrow In today’s world, the Islamic religion has vaulted to the news forefront as radical believers wage war in all parts of Middle East and into ...

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Historically Speaking: The First First Lady

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By Tom Morrow When we think of grand First Ladies of the White House, Jackie Kennedy is probably the first image that comes to mind. Nancy Reagan leads ...

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