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Reflections on the Declaration of Independence on its 239th Anniversary July 4, 2015

Historical documents are best interpreted from two points of view – first through the eyes of the original target audience and secondly though a contemporary lens. 693 more words

American Revolution

SACRED HONOR:1776 - THE MEN WHO SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

JULY 4th IS COMING! The big names among the signers of the Declaration of Independence get all the attention they need, so Balladeer’s Blog will be spreading the love to ALL the signers in this article. 1,124 more words

Neglected History

U.S. Army Celebrates 240th Birthday – June 14, 2015

Some cool facts about the United States Army to celebrate the Army’s 240th birthday!

  • Thirty presidents served in the Army and/or state militias, including Captain Abraham Lincoln.
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Cool Stuff

History Senryū 14 Jun 2015

U.S. Army formed.

Two years later congress makes

Stars and Stripes our Flag

Poetry

ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

June 11th in history:

On June 11th, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed five delegates to draft a declaration of independence from England. Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman were joined on the committee by three other men better known to modern Americans: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. 83 more words

Today In History

LIBERTY OR DEATH

“Give me liberty or give me death!”

Meant every word with every breath.

Patrick Henry I would like to have known.

Recorded in history and not alone! 144 more words

God

Military Facts and Legends: Legion of the United States

Military Facts and Legends: Legion of the United States

When the 13 American Colonies initially began resisting Britain, they had no organized military. Individual states fielded militias and troops, but a unified military was lacking. 596 more words

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