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THE TRIAL OF JOHN

THE CONSTITUTIONAL RISING BY

PETER ZENGER AND

CONVENTION OF 1787

FALLING: GEORGE

THE BIRTH OF

On May 15, 1776, the

WASHINGTON AND

FREEDOM OF THE

convention meeting in

THE CONCEPT OF A

PRESS

Williamsburg and acting

LIMITED

No country values free

as Virginia’s de facto

PRESIDENCY

expression more highly

governing body instructed In 1797, King George

than does the United

that colony’s delegates at

III of England, the

States, and no case in

the Continental Congress

British king who had

American history stands

in Philadelphia to

been George Washington’s

as a greater landmark on introduce a resolution

enemy during the U.S.

the road to protection for

declaring “the united

Revolutionary War, ap-

freedom of the press than

colonies free and

praised his former foe’s

the trial of a German

independent

resignation from

immigrant printer

States.”

the presidency

named John

of the United

Peter Zenger.

States in

March.

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VICTORY OF THE

THE INTERSTATE

COMMON SCHOOL

THE SHERMAN

HIGHWAY SYSTEM,

MOVEMENT: A

ANTI-TRUST ACT

1939-1991

TURNING POINT

OF 1890

In April 1939,

IN AMERICAN

In 1890, the United

executives of the General

EDUCATIONAL

States pioneered

Motors Corporation

HISTORY

competition law and

inaugurated a major

Americans today count

signifi cantly strengthened exhibit at the New York

on their public schools to

the future of free markets World’s Fair. Named

be free of expense,

in the American system

“Futurama”– a word

open to all, and devoid

by adopting a

intended to signify a

of religious sectarianism.

new federal statute: the

panorama of the future

Although families

Sherman Anti-

– the General Motors’

exhibit immediately

are permitted to

Trust Act.

became the fair’s

enroll their

most popular

children

attraction.

in private

schools at their own

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Staff

Executive Editor—

George Clack

THE GI BILL OF

THE MARSHALL

BROWN V. BOARD OF

Editor—

RIGHTS

PLAN: A

EDUCATION: THE

Paul Malamud

Art Direction/ Design—

The GI Bill of Rights,

STRATEGY THAT

LAW, THE LEGACY

Thaddeus A. Miksinski, Jr.

offi cially known as

WORKED

When the Negro writer

Photo Research—

the Servicemen’s Read-

It didn’t start as a plan,

Ralph Ellison

Maggie Sliker

justment Act of 1944,

and some of the

learned of the Supreme

Contributing Editor—

was signed into

veterans said it never

Court’s Brown v. Board

Michael Jay Friedman

law on June 22, 1944,

did become a plan.

Reference Specialists—

of Education decision

by President

Its own second-in-

Eunhwa Choe

in May 1954, he

Franklin D. Roosevelt.

command, Harlan

Mary Ann Gamble

exclaimed to a friend,

At the time, its passage

Anita Green

Cleveland, called it “a

“What a wonderful

through Congress was

Linda Johnson

series of improvisa-

world of

largely unheralded,

Lynne Scheib

tions…a continuous

possibilities are

Kathy Spiegel

in part because

international

unfolded for the

Joan Taylor

the Normandy

happening.”

children!”

invasion was

The opinions expressed

under way;

in these essays are

those of the authors,

not necessarily those of the

State Department

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or the U.S. government.

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THE RIGHT TO

THE IMMIGRATION

LEGAL COUNSEL:

ACT OF 1965:

THE GIDEON V.

INTENDED AND

WAINWRIGHT

UNINTENDED

DECISION

CONSEQUENCES

Until Clarence Earl

When Lyndon Johnson

Gideon mailed his

signed the Immigration

envelope to the United

Act of 1965 at the

States Supreme Court,

foot of the Statue of

there was nothing

Liberty on October 3

about him to suggest

of that year, he stressed

that he would become a

the law’s symbolic impor-

celebrated symbol

tance over all:

of fairness in

American

justice.

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