Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter (1850) describes the plight of Hester Prynne, who has been forced to wear a scarlet letter A (for “adultery”) on her dress as a sign of shame. She also had to stand on the scaffold for three hours as …Continue Reading Scarlet Letter
Famous Trials in American history is a website, created by Professor Douglas O. Linder and maintained by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, that tells the stories of over 70 famous cases, by using a mix of transcripts, testimony, maps, pictures, audio clips, primary documents, links, …Continue Reading Famous Trials Online
The Massachusetts RMV stopped sending out renewal notices five years ago to save money. Registrar Rachel Kaprielian said that the postcards reminding Massachusetts drivers to renew their licenses will be going out this week. Advertising will pay for the reinstituted service.
Executive Orders are written orders of the Governor setting forth policies and procedures in furtherance of his statutory and constitutional responsibilities, including: his constitutional authority as “supreme executive magistrate,” his constitutional duty to enforce state laws, his supervisory authority over the executive branch, his constitutional …Continue Reading What are Executive Orders?
Music plays an important role in our society. It is used in many different ways and has been since the beginning of time. Drums have been used to send messages over long distances. Parents play music and sing to calm crying babies. Protestors use …Continue Reading Official Music
President John F. Kennedy died 50 years ago today at 1 p.m. (CST). There are many commemorative events surrounding the anniversary including ones held in Boston. NBC.com has an interactive video experience which links to interviews of notable Americans speaking about the various aspects of JFK’s life and death, and …Continue Reading 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
On December 11, 2012, the Governor’s Office announced that an agreement had been reached that would see Amazon collecting sales taxes on purchases made on-line after November 1, 2013. Although the issue may now be moot, an email to Amazon confirms that sales taxes will …Continue Reading Amazon Sales Tax Agreement
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation …Continue Reading Words Long Remembered
In his argument to make the wild turkey (Meleagris Gallopavo) the national bird, Ben Franklin argued that the turkey is “a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America.” Although the wild turkey did not prevail over the bald eagle as our national bird, …Continue Reading Turkey time
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