Anniversary of the Deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in 1826; Happy Independence Day!

In addition to being Independence Day, this is the day that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826. On this day in 1826, former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were once fellow Patriots and then adversaries, die on the same day within five hours of each other. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were friends who together served on the committee that constructed the Declaration of Independence, but later became political rivals during the … [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day – 2011

Over at Crosswalk, I posted the full text of the Declaration of Independence. Yesterday, my rising 5th grader and I read and discussed it, and I asked him if he had read it before in school. He said -- to my and the school's shame -- he didn't remember ever reading it before.David Barton says that the schools today teach that the American Revolution was only about "taxation without representation." I don't know if that is true, but he says that the Declaration was about much more than that, c … [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day!

Hey, Mrs. T. provided the perfect picnic partner...Happy 4th of July! … [Read more...]


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