How We Used to Elect Presidents

How we used to elect presidents
The original plan was a far cry from today's tsunami of direct mail, TV ads and kindergarten-level "debates." Here's how we used to elect presidents.

The Great $5 Bill of Rights Robbery

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There were fourteen original copies of the Bill of Rights, one for the federal government and one for each of the 13 original colonies. Only eight states still have their copies: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. One of those only recently reclaimed theirs.

The Greatest Constitutional Amendment Ever?

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In 1922, Wisconsin representative Victor Berger proposed a constitutional amendment to abolish the United States Senate. You can sense his frustration level from the preamble to his proposed amendment.

Ever wonder about...

Whose idea was it to drink cow milk?
Is there weather inside the world’s largest building?
Do hangovers get worse as you get older?
How many stars are in our universe?

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