Mr. Madison’s War- The Cheapest American War in History

October 31, 2008

Even though it was pretty much a draw, and not the startling victory that was the American Revolution, the War of 1812 does have the distinction of being the cheapest in American History! According to the Bound Dragon blog, the roughly two and a half year skirmish with our former British overloards cost only half  the price tag of the Mexican War, one quarter of the Revolutionary War, and nearly a hundred times less than the Gulf War. Sure, the see-saw, back and forth action allowed neither side to gather enough momentum to pull out the victory, but then President James Madison sure knew how to get the most war for the dollar!

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Madison Cracks Top 30

October 28, 2008

We’ve been playing Founding Fathers Football (ok, I just made that up) all season long by following HighschoolRivals Top 100 teams. As the regular season comes to a close for most teams, Madison claws its way further into the Top 30, with an undefeated 6-0 record. West Monroe climbs to number 30, also undefeated at 7-0. Hamilton, who had the weekend off, climb two spots to 33.

Despite crushing West Mifflin 42-7, TJ of Jefferson Hills, PA drops 3 spots to 54th this week. Independence of Charlotte, NC jumps forward to number 81 and Columbus of Miami is riding TJ’s wake at number 54.

For the Civil War version of Founding Fathers Football, Union is at 34 and Grant of Sacramento splits the south at 74.

Finally, the two Trinitys (at numbers 1 and 75) look like they will stand alone without a third for the season.

Source: HighschoolRivals
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