We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Before the US Constitution, we had the Declaration of Independence. An ideal of what a free America would look like.Continue reading “We The People ??”
The colonists needed help!! Who could they turn to? A couple years into the Revolutionary War, the American Continental Army was suffering. It was not likely that the colonists would defeat the superior British forces. A much needed victory came in October 1777, when British General Burgoyne surrendered to American General Gates at Saratoga, NewContinue reading “To The Rescue!”
Do you recognize these words? Do you know where they came from? Yes, this is our National Anthem. It was written as a poem by Francis Scott Key on September 14,1814. Key was a 35 year old lawyer in Washington DC during the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was the second war thatContinue reading “Oh Say Can You See??”
Where am I?? The date is April 19,1775. The videos and images give clues to a very important location in the history of the United States. At the end of this blog, I will reveal the answer. Did you figure out where I am? I am in Massachusetts. I am at a location where aContinue reading “Shot Heard Around the World !”
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The date was December 16,1773 and it was a cold, calm day in Boston, Massachusetts. A group of men dressed up as Mohawk Indians, boarded three ships in Boston Harbor at the dead of night. They proceeded to dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. Why would they do such a thing? After theContinue reading “Tea, Anyone?”
The year was 1607 and England was desperate to rise to power in a competition against rival Spain. Spain had already colonized parts of North America and gained much wealth from the discovery of gold in the southwest region. In an attempt to gain power and riches, King James I formed the Virginia Company andContinue reading “Wretched Winter”
The date was November 11,1620 when the Mayflower arrived off the coast of what is today Massachusetts. This was not their plan, however, here they were. This small group of people from England originally planned to join the Virginia Company’s chartered land into what is today Manhattan but a storm had different plans. The Mayflower,Continue reading “Truly a Thanksgiving or Not”
One fall day in November, I was walking through the woods with my friend in Conway, New Hampshire. The air was crisp and there was a thin layer of snow on the ground. This was a perfect day for a fall hike and a little adventure. We unexpectedly stumbled across an archaeological site. As weContinue reading “One Fall Day”
This week’s adventure takes us to one of the top 10 most haunted places in the United States, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The year was 1863 and the United States was in the middle of a great Civil War. Brother against brother, the Union and Confederate forces fought in bloody battles along the east coast. In JulyContinue reading “America’s Most Haunted”