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 10, 2006
The Refdesk Sites of the Day are:

Rand McNally Driving Directions

Driving directions between locations in the U.S.

Related site: Reference Desk: Maps.


100 Milestone Documents that Shaped America

The People’s Vote, co-sponsored by the National Archives and Records
Administration, National History Day, and U.S. News & World Report, invited
Americans of all ages and educational backgrounds to vote for 10 of 100
milestone documents drawn mainly from the holdings of the National Archives.


Legal Information Institute: Supreme Court Collection

This site by the Cornell Law School features a collection of nearly all Supreme
Court opinions issued since May of 1990, as well as a current schedule, a
gallery of justices, and a glossary.


Site contains over 17,000 federal, state, and local governmental links.