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The Equal Rights Amendment: An Ongoing Struggle

Introduction Have you ever heard of the Equal Rights Amendment? The Equal Rights Amendment was the first and only piece of legislation proposed to assure equal protection under th...

Thomas Hobbes: Sign Here, Society

Problem Why do we have governments? They aren’t strictly necessary for our survival. How are they supposed to interact with their people? Where does their power come from and what...

Voltaire: Candid Creator

Problem You might be familiar with the question, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” It began as a query illustrating the importan...

Greek Democracy: Humble Beginnings

Problem The year is 510 B.C. in Athens, a Greek city-state. There is conflict between the rich and the poor, and the tyrant Hippias has just been expelled from the city, ending fi...

Seneca Falls Convention: For Women, By Women

Introduction “I often wonder, when reflecting back on the Seneca Falls Convention, who of us - men and women - would have left our homes, our families, our work to make that journ...

Magna Carta: A Major First Step

Introduction “No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we...

John Locke: A New Slate for Governing

Background We all have different experiences and perspectives, but different doesn't necessitate bad. In fact, we're taught to approach unfamiliar situations and people with an op...