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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.
Betsy Ross - The Story of Our Flag
Read an account from the 1800's of General George Washington meeting with Betsy Ross to design the flag of the new country. This is an actual book from the late 1800's with links to articles that dig in more depth to the people and the scenarios. Learn more about our nation's flag.
The Story of Our Flag - The First Prototype
This is an excerpt of a book written in 1898 discussing the fact that the flag we have today was not in fact the first flag revealed as the one to represented thirteen united colonies.
Washington - First Commander in Chief
The first Commander in Chief was George Washington. Did the early colonist realize the magnitude of that title and what it was prophesying?
The Magna Carta Document
Many documents have been written that have changed the course of history. The Magna Carta was one that began weakening the influence of the monarch and became a precedent for future governments.
Inaugural Speech - First - George Washington
Each president has given a speech when first being sworn in as President of the United States of America. Much of what they hope to accomplish is wrapped up in these words which have echoed through the years. Here is the very first inaugural speech given by the first president, George Washington.
The Fourteen Points Speech
It was almost at the end of World War I, The Great War, that President Wilson came before Congress. He had done his best to keep America out of the war, but it was out of his hands. With this speech he listed 14 points that he hoped would be used to create a better and more peaceful world.
I Have a Dream Speech
Though slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation, mankind realized that slavery comes in all forms, shapes, and sizes. It was through this speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., that a new kind of slavery was recognized and slowly dismantled through rhetoric, blood, and determination.
Susan B. Anthony's Speech
Susan B. Anthony was known for her relentless campaign to get women equal rights. When it came to the 1872 presidential election, she was arrested and charged $100 for her behavior. After refusing to pay the fine, she have this speech.
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