Una convención constituyente / A constitutional convention

The United States has not always been a nation of strong central government.  In fact, what is the modern United States was originally conceived as a far looser confederation of states, governed by a rather weak Congress which barely had any power at all.  The fear of a strong central government was the direct result of the unchecked rule of Britain over the colonies.  As the American Revolution raged on, the Continental Congress began to focus on how to run the new nation in event the war was won.  A framework for a new government was drafted just over a … Continue reading Una convención constituyente / A constitutional convention

Tomas Jefferson y La Declaracion de Independencia Americana/Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of American Independence

Cual es el fundamento de vida estadounidense?  Es libertad?  Es igualidad hombre?   Se puede encontrar en la declaracion de independencia, cual es la fundacion de politico Americano vida.  La declaracion era escriben en 1776 por Tomas Jefferson, un abogado a Virginia.  Jefferson escribiste con la ideologa a Voltaire, y hablaba a las preocupaciones a los colonos.  La declaración es breve y simple como documentos legales van, pero es muy elegante en sentido. What is the foundation of American life?  Is it liberty  Is it the equality of men?  It can be found is the Declaration of Independince, which is the … Continue reading Tomas Jefferson y La Declaracion de Independencia Americana/Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of American Independence

Las Impresoras y la Independencia de America (The Press and American Independence)

As the American colonies grew and developed, people grew increasingly frustrated with the British government.  Newspapers began to flourish across the colonies and, in particular, New England and the North.  One of the major colonial businessmen of the day was Benjamin Franklin, who not only own a newspaper in the Philadelphia, but also franchised his business in other colonies.  Franklin was known for many interests, but that of American independence from the British crown was a cause which he deeply embraced.   Como las colonias Americanas crecían, gente crecían frustrado cada vez más con el gobierno de Britania.  Los periódicos … Continue reading Las Impresoras y la Independencia de America (The Press and American Independence)

Primero: El Nuevo Mundo (First, the New World)

America was founded by immigrants at its core, and Florida is a perfect example of this. En 1492, Cristobal Colombo vive tras la Océano de Atlántico en tres barcos, la Niña, la Pinta, y la Santa María.  Originalmente, sus llegado a la Isla de Santo Domingo, pero le no era la Mundo Nuevo.  Sus continuaron tras las mares hasta que los llegaron en una costa de la primavera de la año 1492.  Cuando miró a la tierra, le dio de nombre ¨Florida,¨ en honorario de la Pascua de Resurrección. (In 1492, Christopher Columbus traveled across the Atlantic Ocean in three … Continue reading Primero: El Nuevo Mundo (First, the New World)

Shifting the Path, a la Español.

Off Path History was originally launched with one goal in mind – teach America about historic gems which are not easily found.  After considerable thought, I have decided to reorient this site slightly.  This site will continue to be “off path,” but rather than be going off the beaten path as far as content goes, it’s going to go that route in terms of the audience. Immediatemente, me hablo Español! Yes, Off Path History will be going bilingual, for a very good reason.  There are a lot of law-abiding citizens in the United States of Hispanic descent who are either … Continue reading Shifting the Path, a la Español.