Posted 08 December 2003 - 03:01 PM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 04:37 PM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 06:09 PM
Now as far as the origin on the stones go it was common to put that there so you would know where that person was from, not due to the snobbery of the locals.
Posted 09 December 2003 - 04:35 AM
Sorry Whispers! *snickers* ;D
Posted 09 December 2003 - 06:48 AM
It was either the owl or a cow, man[smiley=cwm1.gif]
Hey, Fly*Decides against dropping to all 4's and mooing since Hawkers is too intelligent to fall for it*and begins to flap arms and caw
Posted 09 December 2003 - 07:21 AM
Thanks, Cajun, now I could see that with country*not sure who brought it up, but it was speculated this was so that descendants would know their roots*but state? I mean aside from the Civil War Era
For risk of fear of being attacked again about my stance that the states were not united before the civil war, Whispers, just because it was written into the constitution that these states were united, didnít mean it was so. The first constitution wasnít ratified until 1790, as the Articles of Confederation, which meant there was a loose association of states and a very weak federal government with few powers.
Disagreement about a strong federal government vs. states rights is what divided the north and south throughout the next century, eventually leading to the Civil War. It wasnít until after the Southís defeat that there was any strong federalism.
Up to this point the concept of being an American was much less prevalent than oneís association to their home state. Only after the Civil War was the country united as one nation.
See where Iím going with this now?
*Dodges Flying Orbís history book*
Posted 09 December 2003 - 09:36 AM
I do remember that the Southern states, the ones who most resisted secessation from England stood to lose the most as far as income and trade if they seceeded from the Empire, I mean, let's face it England was their main buyer of raw product*cotton and tobacco*And even back then, slavery was an issue between North and South.
Though...I remember reading that within a few years slavery in the south would have ended on its own due to the rise of Industrialization and anti-slavery sentiment in Europe
Posted 09 December 2003 - 02:30 PM
For risk of fear of being attacked again about my stance that the states were not united before the civil war,
Sorry Bridget, was not my intent to attack you. Just having a little fun......
Posted 11 December 2003 - 06:30 AM
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Posted 11 December 2003 - 08:54 AM
I have never even contimplated searching out my roots...
The most I know is that I am half Scandinavian and half German.
Posted 11 December 2003 - 03:51 PM
Isn't FlyingOrb a gentle man? †(Thinking back to his choice of X-Mas decorations, stapled orbs, then wonders if gentle man IS a good assessment....)
Why thank you Hawkers, youre very astute. ;D
*sits back with a sinister smile as another orb comes out of the vortex in his basement, looks around at the 250 wriggling writhing whining orbs already stapled to the basement walls and window frames, and scoots back into the vortex to make good its escape.*
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