History In The Headlines

Category: American Revolution

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Boston Tea Party

As the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party approaches, explore 10 things you may not know about the iconic political protest.

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9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence

As people across the United States celebrate the nation’s birthday, explore nine surprising facts about the founding document adopted on July 4, 1776.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the War of 1812

Explore 10 surprising facts about the conflict between the United States and Great Britain.

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A Flag Day History of the Stars and Stripes

In honor of Flag Day this Thursday, discover how the Stars and Stripes came into existence.

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The Midnight Ride of William Dawes

While Paul Revere rode into history on April 18, 1775, his fellow rider, William Dawes, galloped into undeserved oblivion.

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Facts About the Bill of Rights on Its 220th Anniversary

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, became law on December 15, 1791.

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Is the Declaration of Independence Illegal?

British barristers and American attorneys debated whether the historic document amounted to treason.

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Video: The Declaration of Independence

Explore the history of the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed America’s independence on July 4, 1776.

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Fireworks’ Vibrant History

Find out about the history of fireworks, which will light up the skies across America this Independence Day.

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95 Years of Flag Day

Celebrate 95 years of Flag Day with fun and surprising facts about the American flag and how to display it.

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Raising a Toast With George Washington’s Beer

The New York Public Library, which owns a notebook with a beer recipe by George Washington, announced Wednesday that it would recreate the brew.

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11 Things You May Not Know About Paul Revere

On the 236th anniversary of his famous ride, check out 12 facts about Paul Revere—from his dabbling in dentistry to his dismissal from the military–that might surprise you.