BY: Tim Jacobson | August 15, 2015

iCitizen history matters: Remembering V-J Day

It hit the headlines 70 years ago this month, in August 1945: “Atomic Bomb.” Ever since, nuclear weapons have been with us. Some say the world should be without them. Others say the world is safer with them. All we can say for certain is what history tells us: Their first and thus far only use served to end, quickly, the bloodiest war in human history.

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BY: Tim Jacobson | August 11, 2015

iCitizen history matters: Hamilton the fantastic

At iCitizen, we think it’s important to remember how Americans, when we were Americans still-in-the-making, engaged with our country when our country was a country still-in-the-making. That was a time long before democracy as we know it took hold, a time when ideas about representative democracy were being laboriously worked out, fought over and finally written down. It is wise for us to remember that we too will be remembered for how good a job we do, engaging with our country. The job that our predecessors did sets the standard high.

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BY: Tim Jacobson | August 4, 2015

iCitizen history matters: George Washington presides and prevails

At iCitizen, we think it’s important to remember how Americans, when we were Americans still-in-the-making, engaged with our country when our country was a country still-in-the-making. That was a time long before democracy as we know it took hold, a time when ideas about representative democracy were being laboriously worked out, fought over and finally written down. It is wise for us to remember that we too will be remembered for how good a job we do, engaging with our country. The job that our predecessors did sets the standard high.

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BY: Tim Jacobson | July 20, 2015

iCitizen history matters: Summer 1787: James Madison conjures a constitution

At iCitizen, we think it’s important to remember how we Americans, when we were Americans still-in-the-making, engaged with our country when our country was a country still-in-the-making. That was a time long before democracy as we know it took hold, a time when ideas about representative democracy were being laboriously worked out, fought over and finally written down. It is wise for us to remember that we too will be remembered for how good a job we do, engaging with our country. The job that our predecessors did sets the standard high.

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