The decline of Native American political autonomy was the result of increasing national authority that also changed the character of the American West.
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Last November, with all the hubbub surrounding the presidential election, you may have missed a historic moment for the little Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. For the first time, the majority of Puerto Ricans voted to become a U.S. State. This vote, although problematic in some ways (see Ben Fox’s article “Puerto Rico vote endorses… MORE
As George Washington ended his term as the first president of the United States, he left with a few parting words. Washington’s Farewell Address of 1796 delineated many of the recommendations Washington had for the future of his country. Amongst these suggestions was a public education system. Washington instructed American leaders to “promote… institutions for… MORE
American women did not receive the right to vote until 1920, right? This is a common misconception. A century and a half before the constitutional amendment granting all U.S. women the right to vote, women in New Jersey participated in elections for over thirty-one years. In 1776, the New Jersey Constitution ruled, “all inhabitants of… MORE