What to remember about February 12th…
- 1733 British general and MP James Oglethorpe founds Georgia as 13th English colony with Savannah as its 1st city… 154 more words
Published in 1776, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain. 2,158 more words
It’s often said that we humans see what we want to see, and particularly it seems when directed by an artwork’s title or caption.
The subliminal power of text to influence the way we look at an image always amazes me – it’s something I’m very aware of when I’m buying prints. 129 more words
Americans’ political beliefs were rapidly changing as the American Revolution progressed into the early years of the Republic. In fact, those beliefs were “constantly in flux, continually adapting and adjusting to ever-shifting political and social circumstances.” Gordon Wood, 413 more words