How America Misunderstands the Declaration of Independence

How America Misunderstands the Declaration of Independence

It’s crazy, but I’ve been teaching and reading and writing about the Declaration of Independence for almost 20 years. Over time, I have come to understand that that very, very short text is the single best education and political philosophy a person could have. There’s one really, really important thing to know about the Declaration. Read more about How America Misunderstands the Declaration of Independence[…]

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The Forgotten Signers of the Declaration of Independence

The Forgotten Signers of the Declaration of Independence

What elementary school student in America couldn’t tell you about Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, two of the most famous signers of one of the three most momentous documents of American history? Most middle school students could go a little further and tell you about second president John Adams or John Hancock, President of the Read more about The Forgotten Signers of the Declaration of Independence[…]

How Is the Declaration of Independence Preserved?

How Is the Declaration of Independence Preserved?

How is the Declaration of Independence protected from the elements, millions of visitors, and most of all, time? The National Archives and Records Administration uses physics, chemistry, and technology to keep one of our nation’s most important historic documents safe. A special encasement designed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology uses aluminum and Read more about How Is the Declaration of Independence Preserved?[…]

The Declaration of Independence (Happy FOURTH!)

The Declaration of Independence (Happy FOURTH!)

Hey everyone, and welcome to this introduction video to the Declaration of Independence. First, let’s define it… The Declaration of Independence was a document written in June of 1776, adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 2nd, reworded, ratified on July 4th, and finally signed that summer! Yes, this is why Americans celebrate July Read more about The Declaration of Independence (Happy FOURTH!)[…]

Catalonia Independence Referendum Explained

Catalonia Independence Referendum Explained

This is Catalonia. Catalonia is one of the 17 Autonomous Communities of Spain, and also recognised as a “nationality”. Its capital city is Barcelona, one of the most visited cities in Europe, ahead of the nation’s capital, Madrid. Catalonia is an important part of Spain for its strong economy, tourism, and even sport. Catalonia has Read more about Catalonia Independence Referendum Explained[…]

When is Independence Day?

When is Independence Day?

When is Independence Day? Easy, July 4th. Everyone knows that, even non-Americans know that. Yeah but… why? You may be thinking that the answer is simple, because that’s the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed… I feel like I’m about to tell someone that the tooth fairy isn’t real. Many people already know Read more about When is Independence Day?[…]