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    claims were made in the hopes of installing new postal routes in different parts of the country Requests for grants of land for certain individuals were also topics of discussion Congress Votes to Reduce Military and Naval Establishments Date s April 17 1810 Location Tag s U S Government Government Laws War of 1812 Federalist Things were tense when Congress convened on April 17 1810 Foreign relations with Britain were strained and the intransigent Federalist Party was making passing Republican legislation very difficult On that day the Federalists succeeded in yet again undermining Republican authority in Congress by voting on whether or not to reduce Military and Naval establishments in a time when overseas affairs 18 Days in June Date s June 1 1812 to June 18 1812 Location Tag s War of 1812 Government President Madison was concerned in June 1812 and he asked for the help of Congress Thirty six years after declaring independence from Great Britain the United States found itself on the brink of war again and Congress debated how to handle the seizing of American vessels by the British navy On June 1st the House of Representatives took up a request by President Madison to consider in a secret Prelude to War American Government After the Embargo Date s March 24 1809 Location Tag s Embargo of 1807 US Government Federalist Law American Politics Gurdon S Mumford most likely wore his finest on the May 24 1809 as it was the day he was sworn into the House of Representatives While this may have been the most significant event for Mumford Laban Wheaton a seasoned representative and Federalist from Massachusetts knew there were matters of state to be addressed on that day Two petitions were redirected to the Committee of Commerce and Manufacturers A Massachusetts

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    Federalist Opposes Declaration of War Date s June 18 1812 Location Tag s War Federalist Government Laban Wheaton On Thursday June 18 1812 the members of the House of Representatives were in session when word came that the Senate had passed a bill An act declaring war between Great Britain and her dependencies and the United States and their territories Tensions with Great Britain had grown in the early 1800s

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    Federalist Opposes Declaration of War Date s June 18 1812 Location Tag s War Federalist Government Laban Wheaton On Thursday June 18 1812 the members of the House of Representatives were in session when word came that the Senate had passed a bill An act declaring war between Great Britain and her dependencies and the United States and their territories Tensions with Great Britain had grown in the early 1800s

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    1790 1890 2008 08 01 Hist 202 The United States A New Nation 1776 1836 2009 12 11 Hist 202 The United States A New Nation 1776 1836 2014 12 13 Hist 203 The United States The Nation Divided 1836 1876 2008 12 12 Hist 203 The United States A Nation Divided 1836 1876 2013 05 03 Hist 203 The United States A Nation Divided 1836 1876 2016 01 05

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    1776 1836 2008 08 01 Hist 203 The United States The Nation Divided 1836 1876 2008 12 12 Hist 202 The United States A New Nation 1776 1836 2009 12 11 Hist 341 Sex and Culture in the 19th century United States 2009 12 11 Hist 233 U S Women 1790 1890 2009 12 11 HIST 302 Junior Colloquium Historical Methods 2010 05 15 Hist 233 U S Women 1790

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    possess We Much Prefer the Country Still Date s July 10 1861 Location Tag s Women Women don t like the country was an article featured in the Rushlight the literary magazine of Wheaton Female Seminary on July 10 1861 Writing about a lecture given at the school the student author complained about the generalization the lecturer made concerning people who spend time in the country She defended herself and other women in their love for nature by comparing the green country What to do with a Seminary Education Date s 1877 Location Tag s Education Women In 1877 From Her Point of View was published in Wheaton Female Seminary s literary magazine The Rushlight The story depicted a young woman just out of school and life with all its sorrows and joys awaiting her sitting by a fire contemplating her future The young woman was surrounded by tokens of wealth but she wished for something different While her mother s spirit looked down over City or Country Education Date s June 1860 Location Tag s Education Women Ought girls to receive a country or city school education asked the anonymous author of an essay published in the June 1880 issue of Rushlight the literary magazine of Wheaton Female Seminary in Norton Massachusetts The author explained that people thought a city school education was better because one has opportunities for mingling with a great number of people and attending more fine All She Wanted Was Elbow Room Date s July 10 1861 Location Tag s Race Relations Slavery War Women All She Wanted Was Elbow Room was published in The Rushlight a student literary magazine of Wheaton Female Seminary in Norton Massachusetts in 1861 The main characters Fannie North and Nancy South had extremely different views but the one characteristic

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    Location Tag s Agriculture Science Technology In Virginia during the period before industrial boom new techniques for threshing wheat were becoming more and more popular The technique that had remained relatively unchanged since Biblical times was after the wheat was harvested to have it trodden upon by horses cattle or oxen This practice was slow tedious and left dirty grain that only numbered in about five bushels a day per laborer Phillis Wheatly and a Nations Refuge in Religion Date s May 23 1827 Location Tag s African Americans Church Religious Activity Slavery Urban Life Boosterism On May 23 1827 more than forty years after it was first published Phillis Wheatly s short poem On Being Brought from Africa to America was republished in Zion s Herald an independent Methodist newspaper published in Boston Massachusetts Remember Christians Negroes black as Cain May be refined and join the angelic train this last line of Wheatly s poem refers to her own emergence into A Day in the Museum A Review of the Philadelphia Museum Date s November 1804 Tag s Arts Leisure Birds mammals fossils insects skeletons paintings all of these objects could be gazed upon with wonder within C W Peale s Philadelphia Museum of 1804 The Museum was one of the first of its kind and had been founded in 1785 Through a series of seven different rooms a visitor was greeted with hours of entertainment and knowledge By entering the Long Room one was dazzled by hundreds Early Education Date s December 1831 Location Tag s Education In a country where education had no pull in society one school dared to break the mold Every morning between fifty and sixty students between the ages of three and five made their way to a school in central Bermuda that

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    St Louis The Perfect Wife Date s April 1837 to 1837 Location Tag s Women Work A knowledge of domestic duties is beyond price to a woman Every one of our sex ought to know how to sew and knit and mend and cook and superintend a household So began the article Important Requisites in A Wife published in the agricultural magazine The Cultivator in April 1837 According to the author a good wife considered her work her department and did it when it needed to be done A Missionary s View of the Choctaw Nation in 1825 Date s February 15 1825 Location Tag s Native Americans Church Religious Activity In February of 1825 the Western Recorder published an extract from a letter describing the current state of the Choctaw Indians The missionary L S Williams wrote the letter in December of 1824 after having lived with the Choctaw for almost eight years He wrote that the human nature he saw in the Choctaw nation was lower than any he had previously witnessed He regarded the Indians as ignorant Transportation of US Mail Between Baltimore and Philadelphia Date s 1825 Location Tag s Government Migration Transportation On January 29th 1825 Postmaster General John McLean wrote a letter to Henry Clay Speaker of the House of Representatives explaining the horrible traveling conditions that had to be endured to carry the mail between Baltimore Maryland and Philadelphia Pennsylvania McLean discussed the horrendous traveling circumstances during the winter and spring seasons when crossing the different rivers Reverend L D Dewey Writes to Support Colonization Date s June 1825 to 1825 Location Tag s Slavery Race Relations As the Reverend L D Dewey wrote to Reverend W M Kenney from Mount Pleasant South Carolina he reflected upon his observations from the African colony

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