|This opinion from a university scholar reveals that more carefullyexamining Alexander Hamilton’s life, views, and career might challenge how people think about reparations for slavery.|
Musicians in the Continental Army did more than boost morale among the soldiers. Drumbeats and fife whistles also provided important instructions, on and off the battlefields. Learn more from this webpage. Click on the images to hear the signals and their special meanings
How did the families of everyday colonists respond when the Revolutionary War started? Read a brief list of some of the ways that the children of the Minutemen and Continental Army soldiers answered the call during the Thirteen Colonies’ struggle for independence.
In 1983, Native American activist Janine Windy Boy sued the government to protect the voting rights of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne people in Montana. Read the intriguing story of this effort to fight voter suppression.
British soldiers sang “Yankee Doodle” to mock the Americans, who eventually turned the song into a source of pride and anthem of their own.
Check out this extensive virtual tour of the Museum of the American Revolution! Move through different rooms and click on artifacts to learn about an important part of American history.
The U.S. Postal Service was established by the Constitution to provide links vital to democracy. Find out the facts that dispel some prevalent myths.
With the recent release of the Hamilton movie, renewed backlash and criticisms have warranted a response from the cast.
View one photographer’s powerful photo series where he recreates portraits of famous Americans with their descendants.
In this review of Woody Holton’s book Abigail Adams, we learn more about the First Lady who often reminded her husband to “remember the ladies.” Although the changes of her time had yet to extend to women, Abigail Adams was standing up for her own and other women’s rights.
Did you know that many American slaves fought for England during the Revolutionary War? They were promised their freedom if they did, and many took the offer. Read this article to learn more about slaves’ participation in the Revolutionary War.
Learn why our founding documents say next to nothing about the democratic principle of economic security.
George Washington retired shortly after the American Revolution and re-emerged on the political scene several years later. In this essay, historian Edward Larson emphasizes the significance of these actions and makes a connection to modern global revolutions.
Should Supreme Court justices be subject to term limits or do their lifetime appointments ensure they are free from outside influences? Read the editorial to learn more about Supreme Court justices.
For years, there has been speculation that King George III suffered from some sort of mental illness. In this article, learn about the poisoning that may have caused his symptoms.
James Madison played many important roles in the founding of the nation. Explore this site to learn more about his contributions.
Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish a book of poetry in the United States, and the third woman to do so, regardless of race. Learn more about the life of this native of Senegal who was captured and enslaved at the age of eight.
Firefighting may not exist as we know it without Benjamin Franklin. Watch the video to learn how we have some of our most famous founding fathers to thank for our fire safety standards.
Read this list to learn facts and quirks about our nation’s most famous document and the people who wrote it.
Fireworks displays can be an awe-inspiring symbol of the United States’ independence. However, these chemical explosions could potentially release hazardous particles into the air. Read the article to learn more.