Monthly Archives: October 2010


  What do Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy have in common? As it turns out the answer is: a whole heck of a lot. Though the two presidents were in power a century apart and ruled over two very … Continue reading

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Words Originating from the Civil War

The English language is cool. Yes, it’s full of strange rules and even stranger exceptions. And yes, there are plenty of words that are spelled the same and sound the same but have two totally different meanings (homonyms). But despite … Continue reading

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The President’s Pocket

Many Americans know that Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. What many may not know is what Lincoln was carrying in his pockets at the time … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee Takes Communion

In many ways, the name Robert E. Lee has become forever linked to Southern pride and the Confederate States of America. Due to the CSA’s fight to maintain the practice of slavery, Lee has also been linked to racism and … Continue reading

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