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.
This history of gunpowder goes way, way back, to Chinese alchemists trying to invent the elixir of life, or perhaps a way to turn everyday junk into gold.
When the debate was done and the Constitution was being drafted, the fellas took George Washington out to party. They ran up one heck of a bar tab. Here it is.