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Government under the U.S. Constitution begins

The first session of the U.S. Constitution takes effect. However, of the 22 senators and 59 representatives called to represent the 11 states who had ratified the document, only nine senators and 13 representatives showed up to begin negotiations for its amendment.In 1786, defects in the Articles of Confederation became apparent, such as the lack of central authority over foreign and domestic commerce and the inability of Congress to levy taxes, leading Congress to endorse a plan to draft a new constitution.
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Six modern foods with medieval origins

By Sam MellinsIt’s easy enough to think of the ways in which medieval food was different from the food we eat today. If you try to think of a medieval diet, what probably springs to mind is images of large chunks of meat on the bone for the rich and endless gruel for the poor. It seems that there would be little to appeal to a twenty-first century palette.
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Cavalry Sports Helmet

The Nijmegen Roman cavalry helmet, an iron mask sheathed in bronze and silver discovered in 1915 CE near Nijmegen (Netherlands), second half of the first century CE. (Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen) According...
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Archaeologists explore medieval manor linked with the Knights Hospitallers

University of Leicester archaeologists have returned this month to Castle Hill Country Park at Beaumont Leys to continue exploring a large scheduled ancient monument, Castle Hill, believed to be the remains of a medieval manorial site linked with the Knights Hospitallers.Last year, a two-week community dig on the site uncovered well-preserved medieval archaeology dating from the mid-13th century through to the late 15th century.
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Want a new Medieval LEGO kit? Vote now!

Here at Our Site, we support all kinds of medieval endeavors including Kickstarter campaigns, movie productions, and now LEGO Ideas! Ben Pitchford contacted us through our Facebook page and shared his delightful Watermill inspired by medieval architecture. Now he wants the design to be considered by LEGO, and he needs YOUR votes!
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