"Whom Can We Trust Now?"

The Meaning of Treason in the United States, from the Revolution Through the Civil War
Author: Brian F. Carso (Jr.)
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739112564
Category: History
Page: 266
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Historian and lawyer Brian F. Carso, Jr., demonstrates that, although treason law was conflicted and awkward, the broader idea of treason gave recognizable shape to abstract ideas of loyalty, betrayal, allegiance, and political obligation in the United States. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Carso begins by exploring the nature of loyalty and betrayal in a democratic republic, using examples ranging from Socrates in Plato's Crito to the dilemma of Robert E. Lee in 1861 and the trial of Timothy McVeigh in 1997. Turning to legal history, the study considers the historical antecedents of the Treason Clause of the U.S. Constitution and examines the utility of American treason law as it was applied in a variety of cases. By examining editorials, sermons, histories, orations, art, literature, and political cartoons, Carso identifies how the meaning of treason engaged the public imagination in a variety of compelling forms and instructed citizens on loyalty and betrayal outside the courtroom as much as within it.

Demokratie als Gefahr für die Republik

Andrew Jackson und warum die USA Tyrannen (nicht) fürchten sollten
Author: Jan Hildenhagen
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839439973
Category: History
Page: 268
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Mit der Präsidentschaft Donald Trumps ist die Frage, wie viel direkten Einfluss das »einfache Volk« im politischen Willensbildungsprozess haben sollte, auf beiden Seiten des Atlantiks präsent. Doch bereits der 7. US-Präsident Andrew Jackson polarisierte und wurde von seinen Anhängern als Kandidat des Volkes und Heilsbringer gefeiert, der gegen eine korrupte Elite vorgehen würde. Auf die Lehren antiker Autoren zurückgreifend und die Geschichte untergegangener Republiken als mahnendes Exempel vor Augen, warfen seine Gegner ihm jedoch vor, eine Gefahr für die Republik darzustellen. Jan Hildenhagen zeigt, dass diese politisch ambivalent diskutierte Frage damit nicht neu ist, sondern von Beginn an maßgeblich zur Demokratisierung der USA beitrug.

Destiny Held Hostage

Freedom Is God's Plan and It's Your Choice
Author: Vikki Burke
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1890026255
Category: Religion
Page: 200
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Christians everywhere have been blindsided by betrayal at some point in their lives. One day, they’re running their spiritual race, giving their all joyfully for Jesus, when a sudden insult or injustice knocks them off course. Best case scenario? They stagger around nursing their wounds before continuing on, more pitiful than powerful. Worst case scenario? They lose their way completely, fail to get back on track, and wind up falling permanently short of their God-ordained destiny. If you’re a member of the walking wounded, it’s time to let go of the hurt, grab hold of your destiny, and run to the Destiny Maker. In the powerful pages of this book, best-selling Author and Minister Vikki Burke shares: • You can’t avoid all hurt and betrayal, but you can respond in a way that prevents them from destroying, damaging, or even delaying your destiny. • Your freedom isn’t automatic just because you’re a Christian. • You must get your eyes off your disappointments and onto the One who can get you through them. • You are in the wrong chair if you’re sitting in the judgment seat of Christ. With the knowledge you’ll gain in this book, you’ll finally be able to silence the of hurt, betrayal, and disappointment in your life and use your voice to declare God’s Word, confident that He will repay you whatever the devil has stolen through injustice, mistreatment, or offense. It’s time to take back what belongs to you. It’s time to reclaim your destiny!

Being George Washington

The Indispensable Man, As You've Never Seen Him
Author: Glenn Beck,Kevin Balfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145165927X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Combining biography and George Washington's own writings with his own trademark insights, comments and sidebars, a controversial TV host asserts that Washington's beliefs and values are especially important to remember as the 2012 election approaches. Reprint.

Homegrown Terror

Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London
Author: Eric D. Lehman
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819573302
Category: History
Page: 300
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On September 6, 1781, Connecticut native Benedict Arnold and a force of 1,700 British soldiers and loyalists took Fort Griswold and burnt New London to the ground. The brutality of the invasion galvanized the new nation, and “Remember New London!” would become a rallying cry for troops under General Lafayette. In Homegrown Terror, Eric D. Lehman chronicles the events leading up to the attack and highlights this key transformation in Arnold—the point where he went from betraying his comrades to massacring his neighbors and destroying their homes. This defining incident forever marked him as a symbol of evil, turning an antiheroic story about weakness of character and missed opportunity into one about the nature of treachery itself. Homegrown Terror draws upon a variety of perspectives, from the traitor himself to his former comrades like Jonathan Trumbull and Silas Deane, to the murdered Colonel Ledyard. Rethinking Benedict Arnold through the lens of this terrible episode, Lehman sheds light on the ethics of the dawning nation, and the way colonial America responded to betrayal and terror.

History of England

from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles, 1713-1783
Author: Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (Earl)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Our First Century

Being a Popular Descriptive Portraiture of the One Hundred Great and Memorable Events of Perpetual Interest in the History of Our Country, Political, Military, Mechanical, Social, Scientific and Commercial: Embracing Also Delineations of All the Great Historic Characters Celebrated in the Annals of the Republic; Men of Heroism, Statesmanship, Genius, Oratory, Asventure and Philanthropy
Author: Richard Miller Devens
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 1007
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Henry Knox

Visionary General of the American Revolution
Author: Mark Puls
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230611429
Category: History
Page: 288
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Here is a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general whose skills as an engineer and artilleryman played a key role in all of George Washington's battles including the Siege of Boston (where his use of cannons at Dorchester Heights won back the city) and the Battle of Trenton (where he was in charge of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River). Knox became an major advocate of the U.S. Constitution and served as the nation's first Secretary of War. He was co-founder of the U.S. Navy, laid the foundations for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and negotiated treaties and set policy with Native Americans.With nail-biting battle scenes, patriotism and deep understanding of his subject, Mark Puls breathes new life into the American Revolution and firmly assigns Knox to his deserved place in history.

The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution

Or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics, and Traditions of the War for Independence
Author: Benson John Lossing
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Shadow Patriots

A Novel of the Revolution
Author: Lucia St. Clair Robson
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429932074
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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In July of 1776, the American colonies are ablaze with passion. In the streets, those who would be free boldly read aloud the newly written Declaration of Independence. It is a cry of freedom, but it is also a time of critical confrontation, both on the battlefield and off as the people of a new nation choose between their king and an uncertain future. It is a choice which is not easily made. As Commander-in-chief George Washington declares a major victory in New York, the rest of the colonies separate into Patriots and Tories. Kate Darby never expected to be swept up in this political storm. The Darbys are Quakers who have pledged their allegiance to God first--but that soon changes. Kate's younger brother, Seth, can no longer deny his soul's cry against tyranny. Fleeing from his Loyalist parents' house to join General Washington's ragtag forces, Seth enters a life he never expected. With the influx of British soldiers, Philadelphia soon becomes a temporary base camp for the English forces. When the Darbys find themselves forced to take in Major Jonathan Andre, Kate falls quickly for his charm. Despite her warring affections, Kate finds herself drawn deep into the war. As she attempts to follow her brother, she risks her life and her family's reputation by becoming a spy for the patriot forces, a role which quickly transforms the once-timid Quaker girl. With a world of danger and political upheaval thrown before them, Kate and Seth face incredible danger in the hopes of shaping one of the single most important events in American history: the war for freedom. Told with historical accuracy and incredible attention to period detail, Shadow Patriots recreates America at its youngest and describes with vivid intensity the men and women who bravely did their part to deliver it from tyranny. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Story Of American History

Author: Albert F. Blaisdell
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849619869
Page: 455
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Some sort of a first book on American history is now quite generally used in schools as a preparation for the more intelligent study of a larger and more formal text-book in the higher grammar grades. For beginners, a mere compilation of facts is dry and unsatisfactory. Such books have now given place, for the most part, to those prepared on a more attractive and judicious plan. The real aim in a first book should be to interest boys and girls in the history of their country, and to encourage them to cultivate a taste for further study and reading. This book is intended for use in the earlier grammar grades and to be preliminary to the study of a more advanced work in the higher grades. The author has also kept in mind the fact that the school life of many children is brief, and that all their instruction in American history must come from a text-book of this kind. Contents: Preface. Chapter I. America In The Old Days. Chapter II. Columbus And The Discovery Of America. Chapter III. Sir Walter Raleigh And Captain John Smith. Chapter IV. The Story Of The Pilgrims. Chapter V. More About The Pilgrims. Chapter VI. The Indians And How They Lived. Chapter VII. The Dutch In New York; The Quakers In Pennsylvania. Chapter VIII. The French And Indian Wars. Chapter IX. Everyday Life In Colonial Times. Chapter X. The Beginning Of The Revolution. Chapter XI. Lexington And Concord. Chapter XII. The Battle Of Bunker Hill. Chapter XIII. The Declaration Of Independence. Chapter XIV. The Burgoyne Campaign. Chapter XV. Washington And The Revolution. Chapter XVI. The War Of The Revolution In The South. Chapter XVII. The Story Of Arnold's Treason. Chapter XVIII. John Paul Jones: Our First Great Naval Hero. Chapter XIX. Benjamin Franklin: His Highly Useful Career. Chapter XX. Everyday Life One Hundred Years Ago. Chapter XXI. What Our Navy Did In The War Of 1812. Chapter XXII. The Settlement Of The Pacific Coast. Chapter XXIII. Lincoln And The War For The Union. Chapter XXIV. More About The War For The Union. Chapter XXV. Our Navy In The War For The Union. Chapter XXVI. The War With Spain In 1898.

Benedict Arnold

Revolutionary War Hero and Traitor
Author: Dr. Walter L. Powell
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823966271
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Biography of the Revolutionary War patriot that turned traitor and fought for the British against the colonists.

Wild Truth Bible Lessons-Dares from Jesus

Author: Jeannie Oestreicher
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310864745
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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Weekly studies to reinforce what junior highers are learning from their Wild Truth JournalThese Bible lessons send students straight to the words of Jesus to discover the truth, then dare them to live that truth today. Includes games, activities, sketches, handouts, and reproducible worksheets.

The Gift of Inspirational Poetry

Author: RaVonda Wilkerson Oakes
Publisher: Inspiring Voices
ISBN: 1462406912
Category: Poetry
Page: 132
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If you enjoy Christian poetry, The Gift of Inspirational Poetry is sure to touch your heart. The poet, RaVonda Wilkerson Oakes, felt inspired by God to write some beautiful words of poetry; now, for the first time, she has compiled her poems into a collection that she believes the Lord wants her to share with you. These poems may strengthen your faith with inspiration, encouragement, love, hope, and praise. Each poem is based on the truths of the gospel, and each one has its own message. The Gift of Inspirational Poetry includes poems on various spiritual topics, occasions, holidays, and many areas that affect your walk with Christ. Many poems offer praise to the Lord and hope through His teaching. "A Godly Father" and "Bless the Child" are poems that speak about family and encourage bringing up your children in the Lord. "Your Wedding Day" and "To the Bride" are poems that emphasize the sanctity of marriage and true love. "It's a New Year," "Who's Your Valentine," "Easter," "Thanksgiving," and "Christmas" are some poems that inspire you to celebrate the holidays. "A Soldier's Prayer" and "Freedom's Heroes" reflect upon the bravery of our soldiers who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. These poems seek to lift you up and inspire you to lift the Lord up in your life. Ms. Oakes chose the title for her poetry because she believes it to be a gift from God. The Gift of Inspirational Poetry can be a gift to you and yours also!

War in Heaven

Author: James Mason Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469157462
Category: Fiction
Page: 89
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I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Psalm 120:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:79

Benedict Arnold, the Traitor

An Historical Drama Relating to the Treason of Benedict Arnold, and His Death
Author: William Johnson (playwright.)
Publisher: N.A
Page: 47
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The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition

A Handbook for Living
Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101135167
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
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An updated edition of a beloved classic—a perfect gift for graduates—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler. Don't miss the Dalai Lama's newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier. If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.