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Although modern Thanksgiving is a national holiday which takes place on the fourth Thursday of November, the first Thanksgiving most likely happened between September and November 1621.  The celebration took place over three days and included many recreational […]

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Long years of battle and defeats, freezing winters, disease, starvation, no pay, often lacking warm clothing, weapons, and ammunition – and yet Continental soldiers fought on, loyal to one man, George Washington. Thirteen small colonies, with no navy, […]

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The Sons of Liberty were loosely organized revolutionary bands in the 13 Colonies. They were first formed in the 1760s. In 1765 the British began taxation of colonists in order to pay the costs for maintaining 10,000 British […]

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On August 7, 1792 The General, ever desirous to cherish virtuous ambition in his soldiers, as well as to foster and encourage every species of military merit, directs that whenever any singularly meritorious action is performed, the author […]

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Would You Be Brave Enough… to Sign Your Name to the Declaration of Independence? Portrait of John Bernard Hancock Courtesy of History on the Net When was the last time you signed a petition or a letter of […]

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Recognizing America’s Founding Father’s The term “Founding Fathers” was first coined in Chicago in 1915 at the Republican National Convention. Warren G. Harding used it in his keynote address. The phrase took hold and now serves as a […]

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Celebrating the Orator Patrick Henry “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” This portrait of Patrick Henry (Catalog Number INDE14066) was executed by an unidentified artist […]

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Paul Revere and The Shot Heard Round the World April comes with gush of bird-song, a patter of dew, a cloud and a rainbow’s warning, suddenly sunshine and perfect blue,” – Harriet Spofford And Revolution! On April 18, […]

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Women’s History Month Ten Facts: Women During the Revolutionary War This month, during Women’s History Month, we are featuring an interesting article by the American Battlefield Trust, which conveys the hardships and determination of the women who lived […]

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Five Black Patriots from the American Revolution During American Revolution thousands of Black Americans joined the war fighting for both sides of the conflict. Unlike their white counterparts, they weren’t just fighting for independence. Most took up arms hoping […]