The Whiskey Rebellion

After the adoption of the US Constitution in 1789, one of the first tests faced by the fledgling United States of America was a rebellion of farmers in Pennsylvania.

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President Washington leads the militia to confront the Whiskey Rebellion

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“Come Get This Goddamn Cat”: Kiddo’s Failed Trip Across the Atlantic

In 1909, an American newspaperman made an attempt to be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air, in a dirigible originally designed for a failed expedition to the North Pole.

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Walter Wellman on the “America”

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