2012 Continental Congress Festival Speakers



Annapolis CONTINENTAL CONGRESS Festival



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Festival Speakers and Schedule:


In support of the Annapolis Continental Congress Festival, the following exhibitors, historians, professors, and experts are scheduled to speak in their respective U.S Founding fields:

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

·         9:00am: America’s Four Republics: The More or Less United States exhibit opens with Annapolis Town Crier and performances by Forgotten Founders Troubadour Tom Callinan.
·         9:30am: Opening remarks by Mayor Joshua J. Cohen and Maryland State Archivist Dr. Edward Papenfuse.
·         10:00am: “Creating a Continental Navy and Licensing Privateers (1775-1779).” Dr. Glenn Grasso, Historian, writer, and former instructor at the United States Coast Guard Academy and the University of New Hampshire.
·         12 noon:  “The Articles of Confederation Crisis and the Miracle of Philadelphia: The Rise of the Modern Presidency.”Dr. David M. Abshire.  President, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress and former Special Counselor to President Ronald Reagan.
·         2:00 pm:  “How Annapolis was Chosen as the Seat of Congress in 1783.” Dr. Kenneth Bowling, Adjunct Professor of History, the George Washington University.
·         4:00 pm:  “The Dubious Achievement of the First Continental Congress.” James Thompson, Publisher, Commonwealth Books.
·         7:00 pm:  “America’s Four Republics: The More or Less United States.” Stanley Y. Klos, independent scholar and author. America's Four Republics: The More or Less United States.


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Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

·         9:00 am: “The Annapolis (1786) and Philadelphia (1787) Conventions..." Dr. William Ewald, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania.
·         11:00 am: “The Proper Care and Restoration of Rare Historical Documents.” J. Franklin Mowery, Former Head of Conservation, Folger-Shakespeare Library, Washington DC
·         12:30 pm: “Framing and Displaying Rare Historical Documents.” Rick Badwey, Principal, Museum Framing, Alexandria, VA.
·         1:30 pm: “Shays’ Rebellion and the End of the Articles of Confederation.” Dr. Michael Cain, Associate Professor, political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland
·         3:30 pm: “The Northwest Ordinance” Stanley Y. Klos, independent scholar and author: America’s Four Republics: The More or Less United States.
·        7:00pm: “Remembering the Ladies:  Women and Hospitality in the Promotion of the New Republic.” Dr. Naomi Yavneh Klos, Director, University Honors Program, Loyola University New Orleans. 

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

·         9:00am: “Proclaiming Independence: Surprising Finds From the 1776 Printings of the Declaration and the Articles of Confederation." Seth Kaller, president of Seth Kaller, Inc., historic document dealer and museum collection builder.
·         10:30am: "The Life of James Monroe: Delegate to Congress (1783-86, including George Washington's resignation in Annapolis) and Colonel in the Continental Army (1776-1781)." G. William Thomas Jr., President, the James Monroe Memorial Foundation."
·         12 noon: "Terms and Conditions: The Treaty of Paris Chronology (1783-84)." Dr. R. J. Rockefeller, Assistant Professor of History, Anne Arundel College.
·         1:30pm: "Founding Foods and Drinks: The Colonial and Early American Diet." (with free samples!) Peter Martino, President, Capital Teas and Liz Reitzig, Co-founder, Farm Food Freedom Coalition.
·         3:30pm: "A Permanent Home in Annapolis: The National Continental Congress Center Project.”  Mark Croatti, Director, the Annapolis Continental Congress Society.  


Sponsors:  The 2012 Continental Congress Festival and America’s Four Founding Republics Exhibit is made possible by the generosity and support of individual benefactors, corporate donors and partners of the Annapolis Continental Congress Society including:  Annapolis Forum, Denison Gibbs of Forgotten Founders CT, Historic Inns of Annapolis, Irish Traditions MD, J Frank Mowery & Associates Inc., Museum Framing, Seth Kaller, Inc., Michael J. Sullivan of Mt. Victoria, Dan Western of Western Properties, Louis & Jenna Klos, and the Klos Yavneh Academy


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By: Stanley Yavneh Klos
Edited by: Naomi Yavneh Klos, Ph. D.

  • First United American Republic: United Colonies of North America: 13 British Colonies United in Congress was founded by 12 colonies on September 5th, 1774 (Georgia joined in 1775)  and governed through a British Colonial Continental Congress.  Peyton Randolph and George Washington served, respectively, as the Republic's first President and Commander-in-Chief;
  • Second United American Republic: The United States of America: 13 Independent States United in Congress was founded by 12 states on July 2nd, 1776 (New York abstained until July 8th), and governed through the United States Continental CongressJohn Hancock and George Washington served, respectively, as the Republic's first President and Commander-in-Chief; 
  • Third United American Republic: The United States of America: A Perpetual Union was founded by 13 States on March 1st, 1781, with the enactment of the first U.S. Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, and governed through the United States in Congress Assembled.  Samuel Huntington and George Washington served, respectively, as the Republic's first President and Commander-in-Chief; 
  • Fourth United American Republic: The United States of America: We the People  was formed by 11 states on March 4th, 1789 (North Carolina and Rhode Island joined in November 1789 and May 1790, respectively), with the enactment of the U.S. Constitution of 1787. The fourth and current United States Republic governs through  the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in Congress Assembled, the U.S. President and Commander-in-Chief, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  George Washington served as the Republic's first President and Commander-in-Chief.




The First United American Republic
Continental Congress of the United Colonies Presidents 
Sept. 5, 1774 to July 1, 1776


September 5, 1774
October 22, 1774
October 22, 1774
October 26, 1774
May 20, 1775
May 24, 1775
May 25, 1775
July 1, 1776


The Second United American Republic
Continental Congress of the United States Presidents 
July 2, 1776 to February 28, 1781

July 2, 1776
October 29, 1777
November 1, 1777
December 9, 1778
December 10, 1778
September 28, 1779
September 29, 1779
February 28, 1781


Commander-in-Chief United Colonies & States of America

George Washington: June 15, 1775 - December 23, 1783


The Third United American Republic
Presidents of the United States in Congress Assembled
March 1, 1781 to March 3, 1789

March 1, 1781
July 6, 1781
July 10, 1781
Declined Office
July 10, 1781
November 4, 1781
November 5, 1781
November 3, 1782
November 4, 1782
November 2, 1783
November 3, 1783
June 3, 1784
November 30, 1784
November 22, 1785
November 23, 1785
June 5, 1786
June 6, 1786
February 1, 1787
February 2, 1787
January 21, 1788
January 22, 1788
January 21, 1789





The Fourth United American Republic
Presidents of the United States of America
D-Democratic Party, F-Federalist Party, I-Independent, R-Republican Party, R* Republican Party of Jefferson & W-Whig Party 


(1789-1797)
(1933-1945)
(1865-1869)
(1797-1801)
(1945-1953)
(1869-1877)
(1801-1809)
(1953-1961)
 (1877-1881)
(1809-1817)
(1961-1963)
 (1881 - 1881)
(1817-1825)
(1963-1969)
(1881-1885)
(1825-1829)
(1969-1974)
(1885-1889)
(1829-1837)
(1973-1974)
(1889-1893)
(1837-1841)
(1977-1981)
(1893-1897)
(1841-1841)
(1981-1989)
(1897-1901)
(1841-1845)
(1989-1993)
(1901-1909)
(1845-1849)
(1993-2001)
(1909-1913)
(1849-1850)
(2001-2009)
(1913-1921)
(1850-1853)
(2009-2017)
(1921-1923)
(1853-1857)
(20017-Present)
(1923-1929)
*Confederate States  of America
(1857-1861)
(1929-1933)
(1861-1865)



Capitals of the United Colonies and States of America

Philadelphia
Sept. 5, 1774 to Oct. 24, 1774
Philadelphia
May 10, 1775 to Dec. 12, 1776
Baltimore
Dec. 20, 1776 to Feb. 27, 1777
Philadelphia
March 4, 1777 to Sept. 18, 1777
Lancaster
September 27, 1777
York
Sept. 30, 1777 to June 27, 1778
Philadelphia
July 2, 1778 to June 21, 1783
Princeton
June 30, 1783 to Nov. 4, 1783
Annapolis
Nov. 26, 1783 to Aug. 19, 1784
Trenton
Nov. 1, 1784 to Dec. 24, 1784
New York City
Jan. 11, 1785 to Nov. 13, 1788
New York City
October 6, 1788 to March 3,1789
New York City
March 3,1789 to August 12, 1790
Philadelphia
December 6,1790 to May 14, 1800       
Washington DC
November 17,1800 to Present





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United Colonies and States First Ladies


1774-1788



United Colonies Continental Congress
President
18th Century Term
Age
09/05/74 – 10/22/74
29
Mary Williams Middleton (1741- 1761) Deceased
Henry Middleton
10/22–26/74
n/a
05/20/ 75 - 05/24/75
30
05/25/75 – 07/01/76
28
United States Continental Congress
President
Term
Age
07/02/76 – 10/29/77
29
Eleanor Ball Laurens (1731- 1770) Deceased
Henry Laurens
11/01/77 – 12/09/78
n/a
Sarah Livingston Jay (1756-1802)
12/ 10/78 – 09/28/78
21
Martha Huntington (1738/39–1794)
09/29/79 – 02/28/81
41
United States in Congress Assembled
President
Term
Age
Martha Huntington (1738/39–1794)
03/01/81 – 07/06/81
42
07/10/81 – 11/04/81
25
Jane Contee Hanson (1726-1812)
11/05/81 - 11/03/82
55
11/03/82 - 11/02/83
46
Sarah Morris Mifflin (1747-1790)
11/03/83 - 11/02/84
36
11/20/84 - 11/19/85
46
11/23/85 – 06/06/86
38
Rebecca Call Gorham (1744-1812)
06/06/86 - 02/01/87
42
02/02/87 - 01/21/88
43
01/22/88 - 01/29/89
36



Constitution of 1787
First Ladies
President
Term
Age
April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797
57
March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
52
Martha Wayles Jefferson Deceased
September 6, 1782  (Aged 33)
n/a
March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817
40
March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825
48
March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829
50
December 22, 1828 (aged 61)
n/a
February 5, 1819 (aged 35)
n/a
March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841
65
April 4, 1841 – September 10, 1842
50
June 26, 1844 – March 4, 1845
23
March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
41
March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850
60
July 9, 1850 – March 4, 1853
52
March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1857
46
n/a
n/a
March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
42
February 22, 1862 – May 10, 1865
April 15, 1865 – March 4, 1869
54
March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877
43
March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881
45
March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881
48
January 12, 1880 (Aged 43)
n/a
June 2, 1886 – March 4, 1889
21
March 4, 1889 – October 25, 1892
56
June 2, 1886 – March 4, 1889
28
March 4, 1897 – September 14, 1901
49
September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909
40
March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
47
March 4, 1913 – August 6, 1914
52
December 18, 1915 – March 4, 1921
43
March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923
60
August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929
44
March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933
54
March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945
48
April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
60
January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
56
January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
31
November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
50
January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974
56
August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
56
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
49
January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
59
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
63
January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
45
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
54
January 20, 2009 to date
45



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