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The Charter Oak
One tree became a symbol to the colonists. It stood for freedom. It helped inspire a revolution.
Samuel Adams as The Father of Liberty
A roaring fire needs more than heat. It needs gentle, persuasive air to fan the embers and bring forth the roaring fire that spreads fast and furious. Samuel Adams was the one to fan the flames and bring about the American Revolution.
The Camp at Cambridge
Not many people are aware of the Continental Army's camp at Cambridge, but this gathering was crucial in the American Revolutionary War.
The Grand Union Flag
Most of us would say that a version of the current flag sewed by Betsy Ross was the first flag of the colonies. Would you be surprised to learn that it was not? There was one other flag that united the colonies first - The Grand Union Flag.
Plain Jane - A Book Review
Henry VIII is known for the many women he went through in order to get a male heir and a few extra. This is a story of the one woman who was able to give him that son. The surprising part is that no one had thought her capable of getting any husband much less becoming Queen of England.
If the South Had Won the Civil War - A Review
There are many "what if" scenarios in this world. What would have happened if the South had won the Civil War? How much would be different. Author MacKinlay Kantor takes us into a world that never happened but might have. Discover a whole other historical timeline.
The Source of America's Flag Design
Where did we get the colors of our flag? Where did the symbols of our country originate. Read this 1898 excerpt of a book on America's flag.
Our Flag's Coming Out - The Story of Our Flag
An account of the different views on when America's flag was first used.
History Book Club
Love to read? Love history? Join BellaOnline.com's history site book club.
The Adoption of the Flag - The Story of Our Flag
Congress was not so quick to adopt the Stars and Strips. It took time and political movements to get the flag approved and it flying all over the thirteen colonies. This piece of a 1898 book describes how it all took place.
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