Monday, July 4, 2005 -- posted by Michele
Happy Independence Day! Celebrate your freedom by reading about the Declaration of Independence and other documents from American history. If your fireworks show gets rained out–which looks to be a good possibility around here–and you’re looking for some patriotic reading, try the Federalist Papers, a series of writings by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, arguing for the adoption of the Constitution. There were, of course, some naysayers whose writings can be found in the “anti-federalist” papers. My apologies for any political content you may find on any of the above sites–over 200 years later, the Constitition is still getting people riled up.