As has now been reported widely in the New York Times and Washington media circuit, Jonah Lehrer, the disgraced writer who fabricated Bob Dylan quotes, has now had his book publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, begin running digital adverts through the Google Adwords system, telling booksellers to send back copies of the plagiarized book, “Imagine.” But how can other writers stay clear of a similar fate? One way to ensure you don’t accidentally plagiarize material surrounding the constitution is to keep a clear chronology of events in place (on a piece of paper or iPad for reference) as you unfold your storytelling narrative around famous works of literature, which in this context must include U.S Constitutional materials. Here is a simple Chronology for the early Constitutional days:
DATES & EVENTS CHANGING HISTORY
1754 Benjamin Franklin urges Colonists to unite.
1765 Parliament passes Stamp Act, which taxes Colonists on all printed items.
1770 The Boston Massacre on March 5. Five Colonists are killed.
1773 The Boston Tea Party on December 16.
1774 The First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia in September.
1776 Common Sense by Thomas Paine sold 400,000 copies to three million Colonists. Common Sense swept across the world to introduce the Rights of Man & a Republic.
1776 The Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia June 7; Thomas Jefferson submits Declaration of Independence July 2 which is approved July 4 and is publicly read to all America on July 8. 1781 President George Washington’s Farewell Address reminds all Americans how to preserve the new Republic.Book publisher and Self Publishing Information provided by S&D book publishers and christian book publishers as a courtesy.