The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Sunday, September 03, 2006
The Refdesk Sites of the Day are:

OnGuard Online provides practical tips from the federal government and the
technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your
computer, and protect your personal information.


Library of Congress: American Memory

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written
and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and
sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of
American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the
Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people,
places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a
resource for education and lifelong learning.


Inside the Brain

An Interactive Tour explains basic concepts about the brain and what happens to
it in Alzheimer's disease. Viewers navigate at their own pace through 16
illustrated screens and follow colored text links that highlight key areas and
special features of each illustration.


Interstate 50th Anniversary Web Site

The Interstate System has been called the Greatest Public Works Project in
History. From the day President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid
Highway Act of 1956, the Interstate System has been a part of our culture - as
construction projects, as transportation in our daily lives, and as an integral
part of the American way of life.