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Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

Jul 4, 2012

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of...

The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Apr 19, 2012

The phrase ‘The Shot Heard ‘Round the World’ had its roots in the poem ‘Concord Hymn’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This first shot of the Revolutionary War was fired April 19, 1775 during a stand-off between British forces and local militia in Lexington, escalating into engagements at the Old North Bridge in the battles of Lexington and...