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I, Jacob1207, have been a Wikipedian since February of 2004, but made anonymous contributions prior to that. I mainly contribute to history and government related articles, especially those concerning my home state of Maryland. Below you'll find a little bit about me along with the contributions that I am most proud of, a small but growing body of work.

This user is a Christian.
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Jacques-Louis David, Le Serment des Horaces.jpg This user is a historian.
INTJ This user has an INTJ personality
per the Myers-Briggs typing system.
UFO template.svg This user is a skeptic.
Old book bindings.jpg This user is a bibliophile.
ChessSet.jpg This user enjoys chess.
P space.png This user enjoys skygazing and astronomy.
R This user is a Washington Redskins fan.
Baby foot artlibre jnl.jpg This user plays table football, or "foosball".
R This user is a Ravenclaw.
A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.

Hobbies and interests[edit]

In addition to being a Wikipedian, I am an amateur vexillologist and backyard astronomer. I am also an avid reader. Among non-fictional works, I enjoy biograpies, histories, and works on politics, philosophy, and theology. I have enjoyed works by Niccolò Machiavelli, Edward Gibbon, and John Stuart Mill.

Fantasy and Science fiction are my favorite fictional genres and I am fond of many books by Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Orson Scott Card. Additionally, I am fond of the Harry Potter books.

I am a football fan and a lifelong supporter of the Washington Redskins, who I anticipate will win the Super Bowl again soon.

These and a few of my other interests are indicated in the Wikiboxes to the right. Naturally, questions and comments left on my talk page will be well received.

About my contributions[edit]

I have found that I most enjoy working on small- to mid-sized articles, especially biographical ones. A considerable number of my contributions are to articles concerning my home state of Maryland and other items of local interest. Recently, I have become interested in expanding some of the articles related to Fundamentalist Christianity, especially the Reconstructionist brand thereof, and Christian Universalism.

Though most of my work on Wikipedia involves starting articles or adding content to existing ones, I also spend some time contributing to Wikipedia by voting and commenting on deletions, featured article candidates, creating requested articles and the like. I never create stubs.

My most notable contributions[edit]

The articles below are those which I have contributed very significantly to and/or started.

* denotes an article which I began
** denotes an article which I began that was featured in "Did you know..." on Wikipedia's main page
† denotes an article I shepherded through the good article process
†† denotes an article I shepherded through the featured article process

Miscellaneous articles[edit]

Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice of 8 July 1996* - Afghan Supreme Court* - Alabama Constitution** - Creation Museum - Fanny Crosby** - Cytherean - "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" - Thomas Dewey - Gregg Easterbrook - Paul R. Ehrlich - Eton Wall Game - Deneb - Executive agreement - Foundation - Owen Gingerich - Robert H. Goddard - Jonah Goldberg* - History of the Peloponnesian War - Tim LaHaye - Ryan Leaf - André Maginot** - Missouri Plan - Reference re Secession of Quebec* - Rousas John Rushdoony - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary* - University of Dallas - Daniel Webster -

Articles concerning Maryland[edit]

Flag of Maryland.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Maryland.

I have begun and contributed to many articles concerning my native state, Maryland, and other items of local interest to me. The most notable are as follows.

Fatti maschii, parole femine* - Flag of MarylandGovernment of Maryland†† – Governor of Maryland - History of Maryland* - List of people from Maryland* - Lt. Governor of Maryland - Maryland Constitution* - Maryland Constitution of 1776* - Maryland Constitution of 1864** - Maryland Court of Appeals** - Maryland, My Maryland* - Maryland state house* - Michael S. Steele* - Morgan State UniversityRobert L. EhrlichRoger Taney - Salisbury University* - Seal of Maryland - Washington College* -

United States Supreme Court Case Articles[edit]

I am also part of the United States Supreme Court Case Article Improvement Project, pursuant to which I have contributed significantly to the following articles:

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United States v. E. C. Knight Co., 156 U.S. 1 (1895)
Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973)
Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986)
Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989)
Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640

Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)

Note: Wikipedians interested in United States Supreme Court cases are encouraged to assist with this project.