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  • 9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence

    07/19/2020 4:49:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    History ^ | Updated: Feb 18, 2020, Original: Jul 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrison
    1. The Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on July 4, 1776. On July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and on the following day 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of Richard Henry Lee's motion for independence. The delegates then spent the next two days debating and revising the language of a statement drafted by Thomas Jefferson. On July 4, Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, and as a result the date is celebrated as Independence Day. Nearly a month would go by, however, before the actual signing of the document took place. First,...
  • A History Of Enslavement And The Land Of The Free

    07/06/2020 8:07:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Banned Video ^ | 07/06/20 | Greg Reese
    Why the American Revolution gave birth to the greatest form of government in all of recorded history  
  • Molly Pitcher-A woman of Courage and Faith.

    06/30/2020 7:41:50 AM PDT · by Manly Warrior · 11 replies
    Molly Pitcher-A woman of Courage and Faith. In the Revolutionary War, there arises a story of a woman they called Molly Pitcher. She followed her artilleryman husband William Hayes into the battle of Monmouth. Men were dying of dehydration, so she got pitchers of water from a nearby spring to give to the men and to cool the guns. She walked thru gunfire, because her husband needed her. She kept this guiding force in her will: “March on, my soul be strong!” (Judges 5:21). When her husband was wounded she went to him, tenderly laid him down and cared for...
  • Hands off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant!

    06/22/2020 12:39:05 PM PDT · by Borges · 49 replies ^ | 6/22/2020 | Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth
    In recent weeks, participants in demonstrations against police violence in the United States have demanded the removal of monuments to Confederate leaders who waged an insurrection to defend slavery during the American Civil War of 1861-1865. But the justifiable demand for the removal of monuments to these defenders of racial inequality has been unfairly accompanied by attacks against memorials to those who led the Civil War that ended slavery and the American Revolution, which, in upholding the principle of equality, for the first time placed a question mark on the institution of slavery. Last Sunday, a statue of Thomas Jefferson,...
  • ‘We will lose the story of the United States’ by not honoring George Washington, Mount Vernon warns

    06/22/2020 12:29:28 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    Just The News ^ | June 19, 2020 | Nicholas Ballasy
    In response to protesters tearing down a 100-year-old statue of George Washington and vandalizing it, Washington's Mount Vernon warned that “we will lose the story of the United States” by failing to honor Washington, adding that without the founding father and former U.S. president, "there would be no United States" or U.S. Constitution. The Mount Vernon estate is a historic home of Washington, the first U.S. president, and is located in Fairfax County, Va. Protesters in Portland, Ore., on Thursday night spray painted "colonist" and "BLM [Black Lives Matter]" on the statue, wrapped an American flag around it and set...

    12/24/2002 7:44:53 PM PST · by Sparta · 16 replies · 4,895+ views
    The battles of TRENTON and PRINCETON are connected, and part of a campaign against the British forces in NJ, during the American Revolution during the 1776-1777 winter. Here is a general account of that campaign. In the fall of 1776, Washington was in desperate straits, having been defeated in Long Island, and having to retreat from New York City, which being surrounded by water, was found to be indefensible from the British with their naval mobility and larger force. Fort Washington on Manhattan Island was captured by the Hessians (mercenary troops from Germany employed by the British), and Fort Lee,...
  • "Don't Shoot Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes!" -June 1775

    06/17/2020 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 17, 2020 | Bill Federer
    "Don't Shoot Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes!" commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, JUNE 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott's men were in the center redoubt located on Breed's Hill, adjacent Bunker Hill, guarding the north entrance to Boston Harbor. Samuel Swett wrote in his History of Bunker Hill, that as the 2,300 British soldiers advanced: "The American marksmen are with difficulty restrained from firing. Putnam rode through the line, and ordered that no one should fire till they arrived within eight rods ... Powder was scarce and must not be wasted. They...
  • Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier Of The American Revolution Vandalized In Philadelphia’s Washington Square

    06/14/2020 5:20:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    CBS 3 Philadelphia ^ | June 12, 2020 | Staff
    The National Park Service says it is working to remove graffiti on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution. They’ve had to enlist the help of professional conservators to clean the monument in Washington Square because it is porous limestone.
  • To our posterity - TOM HOEFLING

    11/04/2012 9:10:37 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 54 replies
    Tom Hoefling for President 2012 ^ | November 4, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
    This is a blood-bought land We are a blood-bought people The LORD purchased our souls Patriots gave us a nation Bold, courageous Declaring self-evident truth They fought, they died For those they loved With unborn millions not forgotten They accepted and paid the purchase price So that you and I could be free Oh, what a supreme shame it would be To fail to pass along this precious gift To our posterity
  • American Revolutionary War Ballad: Free America

    11/22/2015 1:20:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Feb 20, 2011
    American Revolutionary Song by Dr. Joseph Warren
  • The 2nd Amendment's very ancient roots

    10/26/2017 7:24:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/25/2017 | Bill Federer
    In September of 1774, Dr. Joseph Warren wrote the Suffolk Resolves.British statesman Edmund Burke cited the Suffolk Resolves as a major development in colonial animosity, which eventually led to the Declaration of Independence. The Suffolk Resolves stated: “That it is an indispensable duty which we owe to God, our country, ourselves and posterity, by all lawful ways and means in our power to maintain, defend and preserve those civil and religious rights and liberties, for which many of our fathers fought, bled and died, and to hand them down entire to future generations … and that the inhabitants of those...
  • Act Worthy of Yourselves: The American Spirit

    04/17/2013 5:12:21 PM PDT · by JERussell · 4 replies
    “Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.” ~ Dr. Joseph Warren, 1775 Monday Boston showed what it means to act worthy of yourself through their strength and courage to help those around them. They have been a true example of the American Spirit. Blog...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Paul Revere - September 20th, 2003

    09/20/2003 5:27:30 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 61 replies · 6,785+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The American Flag Daily: Dr. Joseph Warren

    06/11/2014 4:22:54 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 11, 2014 | JasonZ
    Dr. Joseph Warren, one of the more notable members of the Sons of Liberty, was born on this date in 1741. It was Warren, after receiving intelligence on the impending attack by the British on Concord, who sent William Dawes and Paul Revere on their midnight rides to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock and sound the alarm. Warren later led troops in the battles of Lexington and Concord and later at Bunker Hill, where he helped inspire the men to hold their ground against the British, and where was killed in action. In his honor, we raise the Sons...
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill and Death of General Joseph Warren

    06/17/2013 3:41:51 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 18 replies
    He arrived just as the fight began, and seeking out General Putnam (who was already there) desired to be posted where the service was to be the most arduous. Putnam expressed sorrow at seeing him, in a place so full of peril; “but since you have come, I will obey your orders with pleasure.” Warren replied, that he came as a volunteer – not to command. Putnam requested his to take his stand in the redoubt, where Prescott commanded, On his entering the redoubt, he was greeted with loud huzzas; and Prescott, like Putnam, offered him the command. He again...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Bunker Hill - Jan. 28th, 2003

    01/28/2003 5:18:27 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 113 replies · 10,390+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...
  • 245 Years ago Today...

    04/19/2020 9:59:45 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 25 replies
    History ^ | Jan 14, 2020
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache. Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen began mobilizing to intercept the Redcoat column. A confrontation on the Lexington town green started off the fighting, and soon the British were hastily retreating under...
  • George Washington and the First Mass Military Inoculation

    03/15/2020 11:56:52 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 34 replies
    Library of Congress - Science Reference Services ^ | February 12, 2009 | Amy Lynn Filsinger & Raymond Dwek
    George Washington's military genius is undisputed. Yet American independence must be partially attributed to a strategy for which history has given the infamous general little credit: his controversial medical actions. Traditionally, the Battle of Saratoga is credited with tipping the revolutionary scales. Yet the health of the Continental regulars involved in battle was a product of the ambitious initiative Washington began earlier that year at Morristown, close on the heels of the victorious Battle of Princeton. Among the Continental regulars in the American Revolution, 90 percent of deaths were caused by disease, and Variola the small pox virus was the...
  • George Washington was an 'illiterate LIAR who cheated his way to the top, wore dentures made from hippo ivory, and beat his slaves', new biography claims

    02/16/2020 4:37:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2020 | Frances Mulraney
    George Washington was a 'liar' who the other Founding Fathers couldn't wait to see the back of, claims a new biography on The Father of his Country. Buying teeth from his slaves at a third of the market price, refusing to free them, and causing conflict that eventually led the the start of 'humanity's first world war' are among the many ethical and moral missteps the country's first president made, claims new book 'You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington' by historian Alexis Coe. The book was released this Presidents' Day weekend, coinciding with the broadcast of...
  • Reenactment of Washington’s crossing of Delaware completed

    12/26/2019 10:28:18 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 31 replies
    Bucks County Courier Times ^ | December 25, 2019 | AP
    WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (AP) ” Thousands turned out Wednesday to watch the annual reenactment of George Washington’s daring Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River in 1776 ” the first time the crossing was completed in three years. The event was scrapped because of bad weather the last two years, but historical interpreter Nancy O’Leary said at Washington Crossing Historical Park that the conditions this year ‘couldn’t be better.’ ‘We had lovely weather, and we probably had record attendance,’ said Jennifer Martin, executive director of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. She estimated that 4,500 to 5,000 people were watching...