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Ben Franklin on Prayer

The following is a quote from a speech by Benjamin Franklin to the Continental Congress in 1787:

“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth – that God Governs in the affairs of men. 178 more words

Olive Branch Petition Is Signed

“A complaint addressing resentments” is the phrase I used in order to remember the history lesson regarding the Olive Branch Petition. The document, also known as “The Humble Petition” and “The Second Petition to the King” is important to the American War of Independence from Great Britain because of how it was received. 856 more words


The July 4th Question: 238 Years After The First Revolution, Is It Time For A Second?

This is from Town Hall.

I can hear our Founding Fathers saying “We started a war with the greatest military power at that time for a lot less. 1,300 more words

History: Remember When The Founders Almost Voted Against Independence?

“We should always remember that a free Constitution of civil Government cannot be purchased at too dear a Rate; as there is nothing, on this Side the New Jerusalem of equal importance to Mankind.” 389 more words

Independence Day

“The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. 237 more words


What's the Point of the Declaration of Independence?

Happy July 4th, everyone. There was a little item in the New York Times yesterday, about whether or not a mark in the Declaration of Independence is a period or an ink smudge, and what that means. 473 more words


The Week in the Declaration of Independence

“Is it the Fourth?” Indeed, it is. And, along with it comes no shortage of interesting conversations about the Declaration of Independence. So here is our quick roundup…

The Week In Early American History