May 14, 1948 was a very important day in the history of Israel. It is the story of Israel’s day of independence. The year of 1948 is a picture of the perfect moment of the Israel character, capturing the apex of one of Israel’s most historical events.
Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period). This infographic spells out a history of attempts (and failures) of alcohol legistlation, protests, repeals and so on... (read more...)
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110 is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the President's discretion to officially proclaim the observance.
John Hancock (USA founding father, signer the Declaration of Independence) When signing the Declaration he signed it so large he said, "I want them to know it is my signature and they can come and kill me."
Looking for the perfect Fourth of July road trip? Travel up the eastern seaboard to some of the most patriotic cities in America. From Arlington to Boston and New York City, these cities bleed red, white, and blue.
Founders or Traitors? FREE online virtual field trip on the Declaration of Independence. Created by Colonial Williamsburg, it includes videos, lessons, interactive chats with historians, primary sources, and much more. Just requires registration -- no spam. Flip your history unit on the founding of our nation using this awesome resource!
History of the Fourth of July 3min Discover how and when Americans celebrated Independence Day in the past. Although Benjamin Franklin thought we'd celebrate the 2nd of July; the 4th of July is closest to our hearts.