Sunday, July 23, 2017

NEWS FLASH: FOUNDING FATHERS USE NEW TECHNOLOGY | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing

NEWS FLASH: FOUNDING FATHERS USE NEW TECHNOLOGY | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:

NEWS FLASH: FOUNDING FATHERS USE NEW TECHNOLOGY


Members of both major political parties attacking each other. Fake News. Name-calling. Wild tweeting? Today’s world? Of course, but it is not the first time in our history.
Any informed and well-read turn of the 19th century citizen could have easily either been excited or disgusted by what went on in the press and in published letters during our first three Presidential administrations. Each side had it’s own newspapers that not only supported their own agendas but also threw bombshells at their opponents. The records are there and well recorded for all to see.
But for fun, just suppose, that our Founding Fathers, the men who wrote our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, set precedents for our great Republic, and created our earliest newspapers, had “quiller accounts. Lets see how things might have gone. Each of the following “quills” is an actual quote. However because of the wordiness of language in that era the “quills” were not limited to 140 characters
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
George Washington @twash
Alexander Hamilton @aham
Thomas Jefferson @tjeff
John Adams @jadams
James Madison @jmad
Aaron Burr @aburr (Third VP of the U.S. and killer of Alexander Hamilton in their famous duel)
Oliver Wolcott, Jr. 2owalcott (Sec. of the Treasury following Hamilton’s resignation)
Senator William Plumer @senatorplumer (U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Robert Troupe @rtroupe (friend of Alexander Hamilton)
Aristides @Aristides (probably Noah Webster. Yes, that Noah Webster.)
Philip Frenau @pfrenau (editor of the National Gazette while hired by Thomas Jefferson as a translator at the State Department for an annual salary of $250.)
The National Gazette @Natgaz (a partisan newspaper founded at the urging of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson – the leaders of the Democratic-Republican Party. Many prominent Republicans contributed articles, often pseudonymously, including Madison and Jefferson. It is unique for being NEWS FLASH: FOUNDING FATHERS USE NEW TECHNOLOGY | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:

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