Daily Archives: June 16, 2015

From Dreaming Big to Thinking Small

I recently read a short article about how people used to think really big in this country and now think small and it struck me how true this was. We started with a great dream expressed in the Declaration of Independence which resulted in the Constitution of the United States and the first 12 Articles of the Bill of Rights. This was the impetus for the great move West, really bad news for native American Indians, but great opportunities for new settlers. This gave rise to the transcontinental railroad, one of the longest in the world up to that point and the industrial revolution and heavy industries such as steel. Continue reading

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