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The Civil War This Week: September 15-21, 1864
Radical Republican John C. Fremont withdrew from the presidential race, and Confederates were routed in the Shenandoah Valley...

The Contentious Election of 1824
John Quincy Adams won the presidency without winning either the electoral or popular vote. The resentment caused by this disputed victory led to creation of the Democratic Party.

The Civil War This Week: September 8-14, 1864
George McClellan accepted the Democratic nomination for president but alienated Peace Democrats by asserting the Union must be preserved for peace...

National Supremacy Under McCulloch v. Maryland
In 1819, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that the federal government is supreme over the states, even though there is no such distinction in the Constitution...

The Civil War This Week: September 1-7, 1864
Federals captured the key city of Atlanta, then drove out all civilians despite Confederate protests of wanton cruelty...

The Panic of 1819
The first major depression in U.S. history was mainly caused by government allowing irresponsible banking practices, setting a trend that continues today...

The Civil War This Week: August 25-31, 1864
Fighting erupted outside Petersburg, and Democrats held a national convention as Federals closed in on Atlanta...

This site features the work of Walter Coffey, an author who has written several works of historical fiction and non-fiction, mostly involving the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Much of the information on this site won't be found in mainstream history books because it is written from the founders' perspective of less government and more freedom. 

Articles pertaining to American history from the founders' perspective of less government and more liberty

The Year-by-Year History of American Liberty
A comprehensive digest of events in American history (1770-2013) presented from the founders' perspective...

The Year-by-Year History of the Civil War
A comprehensive digest of events related to the Civil War (1848-1877) from the founders' perspective...


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