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The United States Came To Us - Part One

“No Statue of Liberty
Ever greeted our arrival in this country…
We did not, in fact
Come to the United States at all.
The United States came to us.” 834 more words

JoHanna Massey

Bank of North America Opens

On January 7, 1782, the Bank of North America was opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the first American commercial bank. This was a private bank  first adopted on May 26, 1781, by the Confederation Congress and chartered on December 31, 1781, a week prior to its official opening. 1,089 more words

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Book review: A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, by Claire Hartfield

Hartfield, Claire. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919. Clarion, 2018. $18.99. 198p. ISBN 978-0-544-78513-7. Ages 11-15. P6Q8

Eighteen people died and 229 were injured in the week following the death of a black teenager hit by a rock thrown by a white man at a raft on July 27, 1919. 143 more words

Book Reviews

Library of Congress: Historical Versions of the United States Code Now Online

Library of Congress: Historical Versions of the United States Code Now Online . “More than 60 years of U.S. laws are now published online and accessible for free for the first time after being acquired by the Library of Congress. 78 more words

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Encampment at Valley Forge

On December 19, 1777, the American Continental Army commanded by General George Washington began its winter encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Valley Forge was located 18 miles (29 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia. 3,206 more words

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The Bill of Rights

On Decebember 15, 1791, the Virginia General Assembly ratified the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. These are collectively known as the Bill of Rights. 180 more words

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