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The Song of Marion’s Men by William Cullen Bryant

General Francis Marion, who became known as The Swamp Fox, is the character upon whom Mel Gibson's role in the movie The Patriot is loosely based.   Read the rest of this entry »

September 2, 2014   No Comments

Resignation Speech of George Washington

We offer our apologies in advance for the atrocious puns employed in the clues for this puzzle. As per the usual, the words for this puzzle are taken from the text below. In this case we are featuring the resignation …

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December 23, 2013   No Comments

Offences of the Press with respect to Government. – James Mill, Liberty of the Press

This week's crossword puzzle is taken from an excerpt of an article supplement to the Encyclopedia Britannica in 1825. There are some very interesting ideas, herein, some of which are highlighted by WWTFT.   Read the rest of this entry »

July 5, 2013   No Comments

An Excerpt From Madison’s Speech Introducing the Bill of Rights

Here's a quick little crossword for your Friday. The words are taken from a speech delivered by Madison to the Congress, in which he introduced the Bill of Rights.   Read the rest of this entry »

June 28, 2013   No Comments

Code of Conduct for Members of the United States Armed Forces

This Friday's puzzle is taken from the US military code of conduct.   Read the rest of this entry »

August 31, 2012   No Comments

Saturday Links: Joe Biden Edition

Enjoy this week's links and a bonus crossword puzzle featuring the wisdom of Joe Biden.   Read the rest of this entry »

August 18, 2012   10 Comments

Friday Crossword – Hamiltonian Edition

We haven't done one of these in a while. Sometime contributor and fellow blogger Michael Newton inspired this puzzle about his hero, founding father Hamilton.   Read the rest of this entry »

August 17, 2012   2 Comments

Preamble to the Bill of Rights

This puzzle came about in the course of researching the concept of natural rights, e.g. those inherent to human beings. A lot of what Madison put into the original version of the preamble echoed what was in the Declaration of independence, but those in Congress at the time, didn't like such an explicit statement about how people were entitled to overthrow an abusive government. After all, they were now the government. Still, the preamble they came up with says a lot about their views on government and its role.   Read the rest of this entry »

December 30, 2011   No Comments

Declaration Puzzle

This Friday's WWTFT Crossword Puzzle is from the Declaration of Independence. It seems only fitting to bring this puzzle out of the archives for the 4th of July weekend.   Read the rest of this entry »

July 1, 2011   No Comments

One Term Presidential Limit

As with many other precedents, George Washington set the custom of serving no more than 2 terms as president. Up until FDR, all of his successors adhered to this tradition. After FDR, the 22nd Amendment was passed by congress to …

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June 24, 2011   2 Comments