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On this day in 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps was created

On this day in 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps was created as the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to form two battalions of Continental Marines to augment naval operations. The Marines made their first amphibious raid a few months later, successfully seizing British gunpowder and munitions at Fort Nassau in the Bahamas. Did you […]

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On November 10, 1978, Badlands National Park was established in South Dakota

On November 10, 1978, Badlands National Park was established in South Dakota. The Badlands (so-called for its uninhabitability) is a swath of striking geological formations including pinnacles, buttes, and gorges mixed with prairie land. Did you know? The park is a prime location for fossils and has more Eocene and Oligocene mammal fossils than any […]

Boston College: Democracy and Enlightenment – The Challenge of Rousseau

On November 10-11, 2022, the John Marshall Project at Boston College, a JMC partner program, will host a two-day conference featuring leading scholars of the Enlightenment period who will present assessments of Rousseau and the Enlightenment, focusing especially on their contributions to our understanding of democracy. Additionally, the conference will serve as an occasion to […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Liberty, Union, and the Constitution – Lessons from the Nineteenth Century

On November 10, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha will be hosting a panel discussion featuring three distinguished scholars presenting on the constitutional thought of three important nineteenth century American leaders. Lucas Morel of Washington and Lee University will present on Abraham Lincoln. Peter Myers of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire […]

Jacksonville State University: A Discussion of Douglass’s Remarkable 1876 Eulogy of Lincoln

The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a JMC partner program, will hold a hybrid in-person/virtual presentation and Q&A with Richard Ruderman on "Douglass’s Remarkable 1876 Eulogy of Lincoln": Why does Frederick Douglass remain such a challenge—to so many people across the political spectrum—today? In the summer of 2020, a statue of Frederick Douglass […]

University of Alaska-Anchorage: Harry C. Veryser on Economics

On November 10, 2022, Harry C. Veryser will speak for the University of Alaska's Chartwell Lecture Series: Our lecturer will be Harry C. Veryser, who has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Economics at the University of Detroit Mercy and as chairman of the Department of Economics and Finance at Walsh College. He is […]