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    Today in History II

    1777
    Articles of Confederation adopted

    Many argue that the US should have kept the Articles of Confederation. I understand why- we see how the Constitution was raped and put out wet in order to create an over-powerful federal government. But the Articles had too many fatal weaknesses IMO.

    After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress, sitting in its temporary capital of York, Pennsylvania, agrees to adopt the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union on this day in 1777. Not until March 1, 1781, would the last of the 13 states, Maryland, ratify the agreement.

    In 1777, Patriot leaders, stinging from British oppression, were reluctant to establish any form of government that might infringe on the right of individual states to govern their own affairs. The Articles of Confederation, then, provided for only a loose federation of American states. Congress was a single house, with each state having one vote, and a president elected to chair the assembly. Although Congress did not have the right to levy taxes, it did have authority over foreign affairs and could regulate a national army and declare war and peace. Amendments to the Articles required approval from all 13 states. On March 2, 1781, following final ratification by the 13th state, the Articles of Confederation became the law of the land.


    Less than five years after the ratification of the Articles of Confederation, enough leading Americans decided that the system was inadequate to the task of governance that they peacefully overthrew their second government in just over 20 years. The difference between a collection of sovereign states forming a confederation and a federal government created by a sovereign people lay at the heart of debate as the new American people decided what form their new government would take.


    In 1787, an extra-legal body met in seclusion during Philadelphia’s summer heat to create this new government. On March 4, 1789, the modern United States was established when the U.S. Constitution formally replaced the Articles of Confederation.
    I see an article V convention of the States as potentially following the Bolded. (Not that it would necessarily be a bad thing.)
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    Post November 15, 1867 - First stock ticker debuts

    On this day in 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker ultimately revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this development, information from the New York Stock Exchange, which has been around since 1792, traveled by mail or messenger. The ticker was the brainchild of Edward Calahan, who configured a telegraph machine to print stock quotes on streams of paper tape (the same paper tape later used in ticker-tape parades). The ticker, which caught on quickly with investors, got its name from the sound its type wheel made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    On this day in 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker ultimately revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this development, information from the New York Stock Exchange, which has been around since 1792, traveled by mail or messenger. The ticker was the brainchild of Edward Calahan, who configured a telegraph machine to print stock quotes on streams of paper tape (the same paper tape later used in ticker-tape parades). The ticker, which caught on quickly with investors, got its name from the sound its type wheel made.

    I did see that. I have lost five figures this year. Hoping for an improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I did see that. I have lost five figures this year. Hoping for an improvement.
    Tax free muni bonds. In Ohio, they are insured. I can get 5.5% guaranteed, tax free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Tax free muni bonds. In Ohio, they are insured. I can get 5.5% guaranteed, tax free.
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    Post The Soviets invaded Afghanistan.

    The Soviets invaded Afghanistan. On December 24, 1979, the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978. And, so it begins...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    1777
    Articles of Confederation adopted


    Many argue that the US should have kept the Articles of Confederation. I understand why- we see how the Constitution was raped and put out wet in order to create an over-powerful federal government. But the Articles had too many fatal weaknesses IMO.



    I see an article V convention of the States as potentially following the Bolded. (Not that it would necessarily be a bad thing.)
    I suppose one could amend the entire Constitution. No. I really don't.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


    I pledge allegiance to the Constitution as written and understood by this nation's founders, and to the Republic it created, an indivisible union of sovereign States, with liberty and justice for all.

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    Post 01/17/2001 - Jim Tressel hired by Ohio State

    18 years ago today, Ohio State hired this legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    18 years ago today, Ohio State hired this legend.

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    I have not heard of him. What subject does he teach?
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    January 19, 1847... Governor Bent is murdered and scalped in Taos and the 1847 Pueblo Revolt begins.
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