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Flag Day

Momma said today is Flag Day. Do you know what that means? She explained it to me. Flag Day is celebrated in the United States on June 14th. 99 more words


The Declaration of Independence (1776)

The Declaration of Independence (1776)

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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America's Founding Documents

242-Year Old Spoiler

I’m currently reading David McCullough’s “1776,” a book that chronicles that pivotal year in American history. Thanks to Hamilton, I’m inspired to learn more about the American Revolution. 859 more words

Daily Life

Reflections on Josiah Parker

Memorial Day was not observed in the years immediately following the American Revolution. Soldiers like Josiah Parker, a militiaman from Wilton, NH, who served during the summer and fall of 1776 at Fort Ticonderoga were not much on people’s minds after the Civil War when springtime memorials to fallen soldiers began occurring. 319 more words

Review of: Joseph Ellis, His Excellency: George Washington

Joseph J. Ellis, His Excellency: George Washington

To me, George Washington was a mystery. When I was growing up in England he was simply the great rebel who stood up to the British. 198 more words

Book Review

Williamsburg like it was in 1776

Established to preserve America’s history and share stories of the past, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation oversees a variety of educational programs and online resources. It also pursues archaeological research in conjunction with technological innovation to help bring the history of the nation in a bright and vibrant manner to individuals alive today. 134 more words

Carl Buhler

> Remember, if yo**u** are an english spy in the 18th cent**u**ry: There's the Brit, get him!


They were a lot of Americans who still called themselves British during that time period… they referred to the British army as redcoats instead.