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Ezekiel Bates

On this day, 2 July 1844, one of my paternal 5th great-grandfathers, Ezekiel Bates, passed away. Born on 30 Aug 1778, he was several weeks shy of his 66th birthday when he died. 120 more words


Mr. Jefferson's library: "a necessity of life"

Part three in a four-part series

“I cannot live without books,” Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams in June of 1815. The former president had just packed his personal library—some 6,700 volumes—into a wagon train and shipped it north to the nation’s capital. 1,492 more words

Revolutionary War

Why We Should Remember Haiti This 4th of July

Very few people know about the ambitious attack carried out by an allied fighting force on British occupied Savannah, Georgia in 1779; but for Haitians, Haitian-Americans, and friends of either of these groups, the Siege of Savannah will not be forgotten this 4th of July. 577 more words


Yorktown 1781: Glory to the French

As we Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering that we didn’t win our freedom all by ourselves.

And when an American mouths off about French military history, he’s not just being ignorant, he’s being ungrateful. 

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War And Peace


In the spirit of the 4th of July season here’s another neglected battle from the American Revolution.


Date(s): January 5th-7th, 1777

Location: Elizabethtown and Springfield, NJ… 193 more words

Balladeer's Blog

Storytime Share - Social Studies: History 3

Standard: Social Studies: History

Specific skill focused on: American Heroes/Revolutionary War

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)

Book: John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith… 113 more words

Storytime Shares

'Good luck with that': Chris Christie paints himself as the 'compromise' candidate

If that’s the case, Chris Christie may not be the man for the job.

The New Jersey governor announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination today, and some observers couldn’t help but be struck by this line: 494 more words

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