4th Of July: Nine Myths Debunked
Many stories of U.S. independence turn out to be more 4th of July fiction than fact—and "National Treasure" isn't the only culprit.
9 Things You May Not Know About The Declaration Of Independence
As people across the United States celebrate the nation’s birthday, explore nine surprising facts about the founding document adopted on July 4, 1776.
Behind the Scenes - Address to the Nation - Bill Clinton (1993)
1993 Bill Clinton speech about the cruise missiles strike on Iraq in June 1993 as both a retaliation and a warning triggered by the attempted assassination by Iraqi agents on former U.S. President Geo...
Mysterious Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast
Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date as far back as the late 1700s – the time of the American Revolution. In deep waters, a hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina coast, scientists hav...
How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
Thirteen Colonies
The Thirteen Colonies were the British colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America founded between 1607 (Virginia) and 1732 (Georgia).Individual colonies began collaborating at the Albany Congress...
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American Revolution
The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which rebel colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, ove...
American Revolution - Wikipedia
Colony of Virginia
The Colony of Virginia (also known frequently as the Virginia Colony, the Province of Virginia, and occasionally as the Dominion and Colony of Virginia or Most Ancient Colloney and Dominion of Virgini...
Colony of Virginia - Wikipedia
Dominion of New England
The Dominion of New England in America (1686–1689) was an administrative union of English colonies in the New England region of North America. Its political structure represented centralized control ...
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Colonial history of the United States
The colonial history of the United States covers the history of European settlements from the start of colonization of America until their incorporation into the United States. In the late 16th centu...
Colonial history of the United States - Wikipedia
Hudson's Bay Company
The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) (French: Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson), commonly referred to as "The Bay" ("La Baie" in French), is a Canadian retail business group. A fur trading business for muc...
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Loyalist (American Revolution)
Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the British monarchy during the American Revolutionary War. At the time they were often called Tories, Royalists, or King's Men; Patriots called...
Loyalist (American Revolution) - Wikipedia
Oregon Country
The Oregon Country was a predominantly American term referring to a disputed ownership region of the Pacific Northwest of North America. The region was occupied by British and French Canadian fur trad...
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Plymouth Colony
Plymouth Colony (sometimes New Plymouth, or Plymouth Bay Colony) was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 to 1691. The first settlement of the Plymouth Colony was at New Plymouth, a...
Plymouth Colony - Wikipedia
Colonial Revival Movement
The Colonial Revival movement was a national expression of early North American culture, primarily the built and artistic environments of the east coast colonies. The Colonial Revival is generally as...
West Florida
West Florida was a region on the north shore of the Gulf of Mexico, which underwent several boundary and sovereignty changes during its history. The province was established by the British in 1763 out...
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4th Of July: Nine Myths Debunked
Many stories of U.S. independence turn out to be more 4th of July fiction than fact—and "National Treasure" isn't the only culprit.
Bergen, New Netherland
Bergen was a part of the 17th century province of New Netherland, in the area in northeastern New Jersey along the Hudson and Hackensack Rivers that would become contemporary Hudson and Bergen Countie...
Bergen, New Netherland - Wikipedia
Mysterious Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast
Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date as far back as the late 1700s – the time of the American Revolution. In deep waters, a hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina coast, scientists hav...
History of the New Jersey State Constitution
Originally, the state of New Jersey was a single British colony, the Province of New Jersey. After the English Civil War, Charles II assigned New Jersey as a proprietary colony to be held jointly by S...
United Empire Loyalist
United Empire Loyalists (or 'Loyalists') is an honorific given in 1789 by Lord Dorchester, the governor of Quebec and Governor General of British North America, to American Loyalists who resettled in ...
United Empire Loyalist - Wikipedia
Second American Revolution
The first American Revolution spanned from 1775 to 1783, after which the United States received recognition of independence by and from Great Britain. Rhetorical or hyperbolic references to a Second A...
Voyageurs
The voyageurs were French Canadian indentured servants who engaged in the transporting of furs by canoe during the fur trade era. Voyageur is a French word, meaning "traveler". The emblematic meaning ...
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Equivalent Lands
The Equivalent Lands were several large tracts of land that the Province of Massachusetts Bay made available to settlers from the Connecticut Colony after April, 1716. This was done as compensation f...
Touchwood Hills
51°25′N 104°15′W / 51.417°N 104.250°W / 51.417; -104.250 104°15′W / 51.417°N 104.250°W / 51.417; -104.250Touchwood Hills (Assiniboine: cąkáǧicą baha [cą...