Articles for tag: Constitutional Convention, The College of New Jersey

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The Father of the Constitution: James Madison

James Madison was the fourth President of the United States serving in office from 1809 to 1817. He is remembered as the “Father of the Constitution,” because of the key role he played in the creation of the United States Constitution. Working closely with Thomas Jefferson, Madison also created the Democratic-Republican Party in the 1790’s, ...

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Freshman Dorms at the College of New Jersey

Almost all TCNJ freshmen are required to live on campus. The only exception to this is if a student continues to live with their family during their freshman year. While this may save on room and board, this should be clearly thought over. Many social connections are made during a student’s freshman year and most ...

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Benjamin Rush: The Father of Modern Medicine

Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was the most celebrated American physician and the leading social reformer of his time. He was a close friend of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and corresponded with many of the prominent figures of the revolutionary generation. Rush’s strong belief in universal salvation helped ...

The One-Hour Weight Loss and Strength Training Workout

When I was hired as a personal trainer, I had no experience, no credentials, no supervisors, no peers and two hours to prepare a group exercise class for between 3-12 people who ranged in age from mid-twenties to their sixties. At a previous club where I had worked out, the group exercise instructor just put ...

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Celebrities Who Are Buddhists

Wealth and fame can’t always create happiness. Just ask Tibetan monk-turned-professor Robert Thurman. Thurman, the chair of the religion department at Columbia University, says that many celebrities have achieved fame and success and realized that alone can’t bring happiness. Thurman says that for this reason, the Buddhist philosophy seems natural for many celebrites. Celebrities, perhaps, ...

Woodrow Wilson: The Life of a President

Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia on December 28, 1856 as Thomas Woodrow Wilson. His father Joseph Ruggles Wilson moved the family many times throughout the South. Joseph Wilson worked as a teacher and a clergyman. Woodrow Wilson’s mother’s name was Janet “Jessie” Woodrow Wilson. She had three other children with Wilson’s father. He ...

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New Jersey Bar Exam: A Basic Guide

The New Jersey Bar Exam has recently changed its format. In the past New Jersey Bar Candidates had to take a state essay test, the Multistate Performance Test, and the Multistate Bar Exam. Now the MPT has been eliminated from the New Jersey Bar Exam. This will reduce the amount of information that you will ...

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Homestead Rebate for New Jersey Residents

According to the Tax Foundation, New Jersey has the highest state and local tax burden in the country, estimated at an average of 11.8% of income compared to a national average of 9.7%. One of the main reasons is the high rate of property taxes in New Jersey. But there is some relief available in ...