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themessengerofstyle:


On this day, 11 June 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a “Committee of Five” to draft a resolution on independence. The wheels of liberty and freedom, that would culminate on July 4th, were set in motion.


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themessengerofstyle:

On this day, 11 June 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a “Committee of Five” to draft a resolution on independence. The wheels of liberty and freedom, that would culminate on July 4th, were set in motion.

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I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson (b. April 13, 1743)

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americasgreatoutdoors:

Just another amazing spring evening at Canyonlands National Park.Photo: National Park Service

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Just another amazing spring evening at Canyonlands National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

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npr:

newshour:

“We know instinctively that not everything we come to believe as history is true. But we want it to be.”
Gwen Ifill explores the untold stories of Rosa Parks, who would have turned 100-years-old this week, before and after the bus boycott of 1955. She talked with Jeanne Theoharis whose book, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” brings to light moments of Parks’ life, not in the history books. Watch the interview here. 

A little of this I knew, but there was a lot here I did not know. — tanya b.

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npr:

newshour:

“We know instinctively that not everything we come to believe as history is true. But we want it to be.”

Gwen Ifill explores the untold stories of Rosa Parks, who would have turned 100-years-old this week, before and after the bus boycott of 1955. She talked with Jeanne Theoharis whose book, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” brings to light moments of Parks’ life, not in the history books. Watch the interview here.

A little of this I knew, but there was a lot here I did not know. — tanya b.

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The U.S. government currently spends $4 on citizens over 65 for every $1 it spends on those under 18.

Fareed Zakaria - “Can America Be Fixed?” (via chowpownow)

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The difficulty of crossing the Delaware on Acct. of the Ice made our passage over it tedious.

George Washington (to John Hancock on 5 JAN 1777) re: Christmas 1776

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theatlantic:

The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture

One of the clearest regional differences in the U.S. can found by tracking the words people use to refer to soft drinks, which is in fact the map you saw at the top of this story. Pop or soda, or even Coke, these small linguistic differences are not as small as we might think. While “soda” commands the Northeast and West Coast (green) and “pop” is in between (black), “Coke” reigns in the south (turquoise). These small distinctions can often act as touchstones for larger cultural differences.
Read more. [Image: Samuel Arbesman]


"The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations." - President George Washington
Form a more perfect union.
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theatlantic:

The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture

One of the clearest regional differences in the U.S. can found by tracking the words people use to refer to soft drinks, which is in fact the map you saw at the top of this story. Pop or soda, or even Coke, these small linguistic differences are not as small as we might think. While “soda” commands the Northeast and West Coast (green) and “pop” is in between (black), “Coke” reigns in the south (turquoise). These small distinctions can often act as touchstones for larger cultural differences.

Read more. [Image: Samuel Arbesman]


"The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations." - President George Washington

Form a more perfect union.

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ourpresidents:

Here, John F. Kennedy meets with Ted Williams and Eddie Pellagrini of the Boston Red Sox, and Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Boston, April 1946.
-from the Kennedy Library

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ourpresidents:

Here, John F. Kennedy meets with Ted Williams and Eddie Pellagrini of the Boston Red Sox, and Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Boston, April 1946.

-from the Kennedy Library

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emergentfutures:

How America Spends Money: 100 Years in the Life of the Family Budget
Full Story: The Atlantic

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emergentfutures:

How America Spends Money: 100 Years in the Life of the Family Budget

Full Story: The Atlantic

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nationaljournal:

Minority Districts Multiply
The number of congressional districts with a majority of nonwhite residents has tripled since 1982.

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nationaljournal:

Minority Districts Multiply

The number of congressional districts with a majority of nonwhite residents has tripled since 1982.

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todaysdocument:

Meanwhile, VP Truman is totally unaware that the world is about “to fall in on [him].”
ourpresidents:

On this day in 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died of a stroke in Warm Springs, Georgia.
This entry is from the White House Appointment Diaries, 4/12/1945.

todaysdocument:

Meanwhile, VP Truman is totally unaware that the world is about “to fall in on [him].

ourpresidents:

On this day in 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died of a stroke in Warm Springs, Georgia.

This entry is from the White House Appointment Diaries, 4/12/1945.

lbjlibrary:

April 12, 1945. FDR dies. 
LBJ is devastated. Roosevelt would remain a role model for the rest of Johnson’s life.
LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton, 02/10/1965. 43-8-WH65. Public domain.

lbjlibrary:

April 12, 1945. FDR dies.

LBJ is devastated. Roosevelt would remain a role model for the rest of Johnson’s life.

LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton, 02/10/1965. 43-8-WH65. Public domain.