Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson

What Happened – September 26

It was on this day in 1789 that President Washington appointed a few men to help and assist him in office. Thomas Jefferson was named the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph the Attorney General, and Henry Knox was the Secretary … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 14

It was on this day in 1798 that it became illegal in the United States for anyone to say, write or publish “false, scandalous, and malicious” comments about government officials or policies. Signed by John Adams, it was passed during the Quasi-War with … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 11

It was on this day in 1963 that the governor of Alabama stood in the doorway at the University of Alabama in order to prevent two black students from registering at the school. The local National Guard was nationalized later that … Continue reading

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