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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Saturday, July 07, 2007
The Refdesk Sites of the Day are:

The World of Paper Money

This site is all about paper money. Most people associate money with earning and spending. Very few consider money as an art object or a collectable item. Only in the last several years has paper money collecting as a hobby become more popular. Modern banknotes are very attractive and colorful, especially in uncirculated conditions favored by collectors.


How Christmas Works

For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site.

Related sites:

How Christmas Lights Works

How Mistletoe Works.


Science.Gov: U.S. Government Science Portal is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. Enables you to search 47 million pages in real time.


Ask the Experts at Scientific American Magazine

Scientific American magazine presents their 'Ask the Experts' page arranged by topic: astronomy, biology, chemistry, computers, environment, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics.


FastWeb: Matching students to scholarships

FastWeb, the Internet's leading scholarship search service, helps students make the
decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships. And it's all free. Recommended by more than 15,000 high schools and 3,500 colleges, FastWeb is the most trusted online college resource. Last year, one out of three college-bound high school seniors used the site, and more than 28 million students have created FastWeb accounts since launching in 1995.

----- Guide to U. S. Government Grants/Loans Benefiting Students is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S.
government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government grants and loans (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education.