Browsing: July 4

A Brief History This article contains links to online versions of what we consider the essential primary source readings for students of American History through the Civil War.  Please click on the title of the document to read it. Digging Deeper I. Background and Colonial Development, 1500-1763 November 11, 1620: The Mayflower Compact II. Revolutionary Era: Emergency of Democracy, 1763-1800 July 8, 1775: The Olive Branch Petition January 10, 1776: Common Sense July 4, 1776: The United States Declaration of Independence III. Expansion of American Democracy, 1800-1850 IV. Challenge to Democracy, 1850-1865 If you liked this article and would like to receive…

A Brief History On July 4, 2017, most Americans will be reminded that today is the National Birthday, the date back in 1776 when the United States was born.  We take this patriotic opportunity to list some of the Red, White and Blue Americans who were born on this special date.  Who would you add to the list? Digging Deeper 1. Ulysses S. Grant III, General. Born in Chicago in 1881, this chip off the old block was the grandson of former general and President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant.  This Grant graduated 6th in his class at West…

A Brief History This article presents a timeline of American history through the Civil War.  Please click on any of the dates to learn more about that date’s events and please post a comment using the Disqus commenting system on any article you click on to let us know your thoughts about that historic event. Digging Deeper I. Background and Colonial Development – 1500-1763 On March 15, 1493, Christopher Columbus made his triumphant return from his first voyage to the New World, a momentous occasion in human history and especially noteworthy for the Spanish Crown that he sailed for. On March 5, 1496,…

A Brief History On July 4, 1926, Knoebels Amusement Resort opened in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.  One of the few amusement parks that allows you to bring your dog, it is a particularly comfortable place with ample shade and excellent food.  This great old amusement park is just one of several in Pennsylvania, and is among the many reasons to visit the state.  Here we list only 10 of the many attractions, the ones that interestus the most.  Perhaps some of the other museums, resorts, historical sites or parks is what interests you.  Feel free to tell us which attractions you would put on the list. Digging…

A Brief History On this Independence Day we would like to acknowledge the important role firearms and guns of all types have played in the formation of and preservation of the United States.  Especially with the 1996 movie, Independence Day and the 2016 sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence,  we also recognize the prominent role firearms and weapons have played in Hollywood movies and television productions.  On June 27, 2016, Shooting Illustrated, an NRA affiliated publication, published a list of “Top Ten Guns of American Pop Culture” giving us inspiration for making our own list.  What guns/weapons would you include on your…

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