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Postby knapplc » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:58 pm

VaderFin wrote:
Slingblade wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Franklin

There is a better site if you would rather read something geared torwards someone above the elementary age, like vaders link...lol. :-D :-D



I am dealing with the Cafe. I figured quick and simplistic was the best. ;-D

Noting the apparent education level of the crowd...

Oh wait - I'm one of the crowd!
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Postby The_Dude » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:04 pm

knapplc wrote:I'm absolutely not a fan of Early U.S. History, but HOW do people not know this stuff? What a failure of our education system!! I just can't stand that era of history, and I know all of this stuff.

I stand amazed.


I've taught intro to American Government at the college level a few times and unfortunately, I spend far too much time re-teaching things that should have been learned and were most definately taught in junior high and high school.

People especially have a hard time understanding the dynamics between the Revolution and the adoption of the Constitution. To me, that was an intellectually important time, and something I love studying...

but to each his own...
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Postby dream_017 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:14 pm

knapplc wrote:
VaderFin wrote:Ben Franklin was Ambassador to France. Read and learn:


http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehe ... 5_226.html

I'm absolutely not a fan of Early U.S. History, but HOW do people not know this stuff? What a failure of our education system!! I just can't stand that era of history, and I know all of this stuff.

I stand amazed.


Big fan of American History. One of my favorite classes , right behind math. I too, am amazed at how much people do not know about their country
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Postby maddog60 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:45 pm

Greatest in history, I don't know if Franklin qualifies. Caesar, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, many figures literally shaped the entire world during their time, and changed the face of most of the civilized world, directing its advancement.

As far as Americans, Franklin is up there with the most important. Right up there with Lincoln, Washington, and MLK Jr.

A darkhorse candidate who never seems to get much respect though I would say John Adams deserves mention. He had a much bigger hand in the building of America and the founding of our government than he's often given credit for in the history books.
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Postby VaderFin » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:58 pm

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Postby Tavish » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:13 pm

Tough call between

James Madison who was the single most influential designer of American government

and

Larry Johnson who won me $50 on a preseason bet.
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Postby MadScott » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:54 pm

knapplc wrote:Isn't Mindy Cohn deceased?


No she isn't. A close buddy of mine is a Hollywood agent and lunches with her quite often. :-b
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Postby Free Bagel » Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:18 pm

Two words: Free Bagel.
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Postby MadScott » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:19 pm

Free Bagel wrote:Two words: Free Bagel.


If you drink, don't post.

If you post, don't drink.

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Postby mutantseabass » Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:45 pm

MadScott wrote:
knapplc wrote:Isn't Mindy Cohn deceased?


No she isn't. A close buddy of mine is a Hollywood agent and lunches with her quite often. :-b


Man i hope he's not buying! :-b
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