Today marks the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the American Civil War. I realize the Civil War has very little to do with working out or dressing cute (well, the Southern belles had some awesome gowns), but...it is my favorite period of history, so I'm classing it with the think system. Take a look!
What people often forget in today's more nationally inclined culture, state rights were huge in the 1800s...it was less than 100 years since the American revolution. Still somewhat in vogue was the idea of seceding from the mother country if compromises/reconciliation could not be reached. Fascinating stuff!