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An American general in the Philippines, and on its...
by Jeff Starck Military leaders are a popular subject of world coins. A pair of popular world coins are the 1947-S coins from the Philippines honoring Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the American general. A 50-centavo coin is a companion to a silver peso also showing the general.
The election of 1800 saw a number of firsts among...
by Paul Gilkes The presidential election of 1800 was a particularly uncomfortable one in political circles, pitting Vice President Thomas Jefferson against the president he was currently serving under, John Adams. Jefferson described his campaign as “The Revolution of 1800.” The contest marked the first shift of the balance of power from one political party to another.