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This Day In U.S. History November 17, 1775 – Colonel Knox Begins The Noble Train Of Artillery

    This Day In U.S. History November 17, 1775 – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Revolutionary War: Continental Army Col. Henry Knox Sets Out With The Noble Train Of Artillery Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”     The Noble Train of Artillery, also known as …

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This Day In U.S. History October 29, 1775 – American Privateer Vessels Set Sail From Cambridge MA To Patrol For Enemy Transports

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    This Day In U.S. History October 29, 1775 – Struggle For Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness – The American Revolution: Four armed American vessels sail from Cambridge as part of a fleet created to cruise the coast in search of enemy transports carrying arms and provisions. Source “The American Revolution Day …

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This Day In U.S. History October 28, 1776 – Washington’s Fledgling Army Defeated At Battle Of White Plains, NY

  This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness, The American Revolution: Early in the American Revolution George Washington’s Continental Army is compelled to retreat north of New York City after losing various engagements. On this day the Continental Army again faces defeat at the Battle of …

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American Quote: Nature Of All Creation – Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

Image credit Perhaps you have noticed that even in the slightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cottonwood tree; this we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit, for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to Him continually in different ways. –Black Elk   Black Elk was born …

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This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – King George III Declares War On The Rebellious Colonies

  This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness, The American Revolution: King George III of Great Britain goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorizes a military response to quell the American Revolution, six month after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, …

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This Day In U.S. History October 22, 1777 – The Battle of Red Bank, Fort Mercer, New Jersy – Attempted Revenge For Trenton Results In Hessian Humiliation

  1777 – Early in the Revolution in a chain of failed battles against the British, the American Patriots this day win a battle against a superior German Hessian force at Fort Mercer along the banks of the Delaware River, New Jersey. With support from six British man-of-war in the river the fort is attacked …

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This Day In U.S. History October 21, 1797 – The USS Constitution Is Launched – A Living Legend Still Sails

USS CONSTITUTION vs. HMS GUERRIERE
August 19, 1812

  1797 – TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO THE USS CONSTITUTION IS LAUNCHED THIS DAY, NAMED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON AFTER THE U.S. CONSTITUTION – A LIVING LEGEND   This Day In U.S. History October 21, 1797 – A Living Legend in the U.S. Navy: In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS …

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This Day In U.S. History October 21, 1774 – First Liberty Flag Flown In The American Colonies Following A Decade Of British Tax And Punitive Acts

Teapot calling for the repeal of the Stamp Act

  1774 – THE FIRST LIBERTY FLAG IS FLOWN IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES IN THE WAKE OF THE STAMP ACT, SUGAR ACT, TEA ACT, REGULATORY ACT, CURRENCY ACT, DECLARATORY ACT AND OTHER MOUNTING ABRIDGMENTS OF A FREE PEOPLE, SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD   This Day In U.S. History October 21, …

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This Day In History October 18, 1775 – The Burning Of Falmouth, Maine – Fanning The Flames Of Revolution

  This Day In History October 18, 1775, six months after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, while under siege in Boston, the British attack, bombard and burn the city of Falmouth, Massachusetts (modern Portland, Maine) during a campaign of retaliation along the New England coast for the nascent uprising in the Colonies. British Admiralty …

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This Day In History October 17 – Three Remarkable Events In The History Of Liberty

  This Day In History October 17 – The History of Liberty – 539 BC Cyrus the Great captures Babylon releasing the Jews from 70 years of exile, 1777 the Battle of Saratoga British John Burgoyne surrenders his army to the Americans a turning point in the American Revolution, and 1781 British Gen. Cornwallis surrenders …

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“America” the Trailer

A new movie “America” by filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza emphasizing what is good about America, and taking head on the Progressive, liberal view that the U.S. is based on theft and plunder. The film is set to be released around July 4, 2014.

American Spirit & Heritage – Appalachian Dulcimer & Music

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of America’s traditional songs and music have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies, hymns and traditional instruments reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, joys, travails, …

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This Day In History October 20, 1881 – American Revolution: Ft. Ticonderoga Sermon & Prayer Compel Patriots To Fight The Righteous Fight

      This Day In History October 20, 1781 – American Struggle For Independence: Rev. William McKay gives a sermon at Ft. Ticonderoga admonishing the Patriots to be strong, brave and fight for the cause of Independence and Liberty, a spiritual-political message common amongst many religious leaders at the birth of the Nation   …

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This Day In History October 13, 1775 – American Revolution: The Continental Navy is formed

  This Day In History October 13, 1775 – American Struggle For Independence: The Continental Congress authorizes the first American naval force, the Continental Navy   On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force—the precursor to the United States Navy. Since the outbreak of open …

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Early American’s Charge ~ Joseph Story (Supreme Court Justice) 1779 – 1845: Teach American Youth Their Noble Inheritance, Their History, Their Sacred Duty

  “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance…”   “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings …

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This Day In History July 7, 1777 – American Revolution: Battle of Hubbardton, Vermont – British and German Hessians surprise attack Patriots retreating from Ft. Ticonderoga

  The Green Mountain Boys, the Massachusetts militia and Colonel Nathan Hale’s forces stave off the European oppressors at a sanguineous cost, while main Patriot force moves safely south and future victories.   On this day in 1777, British and Patriot forces in the Saratoga campaign engage in the only battle fought in Vermont territory …

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Sunrise At Washington Monument – Laus Deo

  The Washington Monument capstone inscription “LAUS DEO – PRAISE BE TO GOD”. A reminder of the Presence that has always been in Washington DC, indeed at the Founding of the Nation, that needs to be powerfully reemphasized.     On the aluminum cap atop the Washington Monument in Washington, DC are two words: Laus …

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Founder’s Council ~ Patrick Henry: Constitution Designed For The People To Restrain Government

  “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” –Patrick Henry (American Lawyer, patriot, and orator, symbol of the American struggle for liberty, 1736-1799)          

This Day In History July 6, 1777 – American Revolution: End of Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

  After the British occupy a mountain overlooking the fort training their cannon on the Americans, followed by a skirmish the Americans withdraw. The British will pursue the Americans south but will bog down in the heavy forests and Lt. General Burgoyne’s campaign ultimately failing when he surrenders at the Battles of Saratoga.   The …

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This Day In History July 5, 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Carthage, Missouri – Brother Against Brother, A State Divided

  The western plains of Missouri become the scene of an important battle in the early months of the Civil War. The Missouri State Guard, under Major General Sterling Price, moved south toward Confederate reinforcements in Arkansas, with the Union Army under Brigadier General Nathanial Lyon in hot pursuit, the engagement at Carthage, on July …

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