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Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

The freedom of speech is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Never regarded as an absolute right, the limits within which free speech could be confined as well as the definition of speech have received the attention of the Supreme Court since the earliest years of the republic.When movies were introduced in the first years of the 20th century, they immediately came attracted the attention of the guardians of public morality.

Mary Surratt

Mary Surratt

Mary Surratt ran the boardinghouse where the conspirators planned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Tried along the active conspirators, Surratt was convicted and became the first woman ever executed by the federal government.report this ad

Grampus III SS-4 - History

Grampus III SS-4 - History

History of Grampus III SS-4

US Plan of F Class Fleet Escorts (Germany)

US Plan of F Class Fleet Escorts (Germany)

US Plan of F Class Fleet Escorts (Germany) This plan from a US Recognition magazine of 1944 shows F-1, the first of ten F class fleet escorts built in 1935 to test out high-pressure steam boilers. This wartime plan shows her correct length and layout - she shared a similar layout to the standard German destroyer and torpedo boat types of the period, but were somewhat smaller.

19 June 1943

19 June 1943

Raymond Spruance is promoted to vice admiral, in preparation for his return to sea after a year working as Nimitiz& 39;s chief-of-staff. The Quiet Admiral, A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Thomas B. Buell. This is widely considered to be the best biography of Spruance, currently available in this reissued edition.

Eastern Zhou Swords

Eastern Zhou Swords

A pair of bronze swords from the Eastern Zhou dynasty, China, 5th-3rd century BCE. (British Museum, London)