Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

Michael E. Newton speaking in the Cash Room of the U.S. Treasury Department.

Hamilton’s Merchant Experience Presented at U.S. Treasury

May 16, 2018—The Treasury Historical Association, a 45-year old private institution dedicated to education and restoration, featured a presentation by Hamilton scholar Michael E. Newton at the Treasury Building today. Newton lectured on “Alexander Hamilton: Merchant in the West Indies,” presenting a wealth of detail about the young Hamilton’s approximately […]

by May 16, 2018 News

Hamilton Scholar Addresses Society of the Cincinnati

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2018—Hamilton scholar Michael E. Newton gave a talk on “Alexander Hamilton’s Revolutionary War Service” at the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati tonight. Newton addressed an event sponsored by the American Revolutionary Institute, which puts on a series of lectures at the Anderson House. The […]

by May 15, 2018 Uncategorized
Meriwether Lewis, captain of the Corps of Discovery

Meriwether Lewis Prepares to Lead Corps of Discovery

May 14, 2018—This day in 1804, President Thomas Jefferson’s personal secretary Meriwether Lewis, and army captain William Clark set off from St. Louis, Missouri to find their way to the Pacific Ocean. Their small band, dubbed the Corps of Discovery, arrived in Oregon a year and a half later, and […]

by May 14, 2018 History
The Second National Bank of the United States

Yes, American Citizens Once Demanded a National Bank!

By Nancy Spannaus May 12, 2018—On April 23, 1834, a meeting of the “People of Mifflin County, Pa.” adopted the following resolution, which it sent on to the Congress of the United States: Resolved. . . . That the unwise and unlawful removal of the public deposits from the Bank […]

by May 12, 2018 Commentary, Infrastructure Bank
Monticello, a symbol of Jefferson's commitment to the plantation system.

Virginia’s Assault on the Marshall Court

by Edward Spannaus Third in the series “The Supreme Court Affirms the American System” May 3, 2018–Six weeks after his March 1819 monumental opinion in McCullough vs. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall, having returned to Richmond, wrote to Associate Justice Joseph Story: “Our opinion in the Bank case has aroused […]

by May 3, 2018 Commentary
Nomi Prins present her book Collusion on May 2 in Washington, D.C.

Prins Presents Her New Book at D.C. Bookstore

May 3, 2018—A crowd filled up all the available seats at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. last night, eager to hear Wall Street whistle-blower and renowned author Nomi Prins discuss her latest book. The author, once a Wall Street insider at Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, and Lehman […]

by May 3, 2018 News
Trump Administration Cancels Key Lunar Program

Trump Administration Cancels Key Lunar Program

May 1, 2018—Today it was made public that the Trump Administration, using a budgetary ruse, cancelled NASA’s program for developing a new lunar lander on April 23. The alleged reason was lack of funds. The lander, called Resource Prospector (RP), was to place a rover at the Moon’s South Pole, […]

by May 1, 2018 News Shorts
Arizona teachers rally at state capitol. April 4.

Teachers’ Strikes Expand; National Solution Needed

By Nancy Spannaus April 29, 2018—The movement of teachers willing to strike for a change in policy toward public education continues to expand across the country. Arizona teachers, based on a vote in which 78% approved a strike, turned out en masse in the state capitol April 26 and 27, […]

by April 29, 2018 News
FDR visits with farmers in North Dakota in the 1936 campaign.

FDR’s 100 Days Put the Constitution Into Action

By Nancy Spannaus The following discussion of FDR’s 100 Days was written in May of 2013, and has been slightly edited for republication. FDR’s New Deal moved to reverse more than 30 years of subversion of the American System of economics, and restore the principles enshrined in the Preamble of […]

by April 25, 2018 Commentary, History
Glass-Steagall bill to be introduced in Australia

Glass-Steagall bill to be introduced in Australia

April 25, 2018—Australian Member of Parliament (MP) Bob Katter has announced that he will be introducing legislation to establish Glass-Steagall-style regulations on the Australian banking system. Rep. Katter, who represents Kennedy in Queensland, is collaborating with the Citizens Electoral Council (CEC), which has recently drafted the Banking System Reform (Separation […]

by April 25, 2018 News Shorts