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July 4 and the Declaration of Independence

Today, July 4, Americans celebrate independence from Great Britain, independence that was proclaimed by the Declaration of Independence. This is an important thing to... The post July 4 and the Declaration of Independence appeared first on Journal of...

America Begins: How Connecticut’s Samuel Johnson Created America

“The great End and Business therefore of Philosophy, is to make us truly happy; and this is the End ultimately pursued through all the... The post America Begins: How Connecticut’s Samuel Johnson Created America appeared first on Journal of the American...

George III’s (Implicit) Sanction of the American Revolution

In Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774), Jefferson wrote of King George III’s unwillingness to use his “negative” to veto unjust proposals.... The post George III’s (Implicit) Sanction of the American Revolution appeared first...

This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on Thomas Jefferson on Rebellion, Revolution, and “Treason”

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian M. Andrew Holowchak on interpreting the distinctions Thomas Jefferson made between rebellion, revolution, and treason. New... The post This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on...

This Week on Dispatches: James M. Deitch on the 23rd, 25th, and 27th Grievances of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews Marine Corps veteran and JAR contributor James M. Deitch on his analysis of the 23rd, 25th,... The post This Week on Dispatches: James M. Deitch on the 23rd, 25th, and 27th Grievances of the Declaration...

The 27th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known... The post The 27th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence appeared first on Journal...

The 25th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the twenty-seven grievances against the King listed in the Declaration of Independence, he did so with the intention of encapsulating... The post The 25th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence appeared first on Journal...

The Use of the Declaration of Independence as a Military Recruitment Tool

The Declaration of Independence, viewed by thousands each year, is one of the most revered documents in American history. Housed in a hermetically sealed glass... The post The Use of the Declaration of Independence as a Military Recruitment Tool appeared...

Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

BOOK REVIEW: Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence by Robert G. Parkinson (Williamsburg, VA: Omohundro Institute of Early... The post Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration...

Teaching the American Revolution in the United Kingdom

Teaching the American Revolution in the United Kingdom comes with baggage. But British students respond to it ways that an American might not expect.... The post Teaching the American Revolution in the United Kingdom appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author Chris Coelho on the life and influence of Timothy Matlack, famed for being the scribe... The post This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of...

Divine Providence and Deism in the Declaration of Independence

Clemson University Professor C. Bradley Thompson is a nationally recognized historian and Revolutionary Era scholar whose most recent book, America’s Revolutionary Mind, has earned... The post Divine Providence and Deism in the Declaration of Independence...

A Video Tour with Bridget Barbara: New York City’s Bowling Green and the Statue of King George III

The bronze Charging Bull sculpture is not the only iconic statue to have stood at the southern tip of Manhattan. In 1770, a large... The post A Video Tour with Bridget Barbara: New York City’s Bowling Green and the Statue of King George III appeared...

The Vermont Constitution of 1777

If the gunfire at Lexington and Concord was the “shot heard round the world,” the phrases in the Declaration of Independence were the words... The post The Vermont Constitution of 1777 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

“We hold these truths to be self-evident . . . .” Who were the first people to hear Thomas Jefferson’s memorable words spoken in... The post The First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 appeared first on Journal of the...

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