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ARTICLE: Thomas Jefferson Is Rightly Remembered As a Great Founding Father


Every school child is imbued with a history of the American Revolution that glorifies the great accomplishments, political, military and social, of the famous founding fathers. We learn that George Washington; the Father of the United States was a great military leader, farmer, p[MORE]

ARTICLE: Thomas Jefferson - Author of the Declaration of Independence


When we think of Thomas Jefferson we remember him as one of Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the weight of the responsibility in being the principal author of such a great document, he also went on to do so much more for us all. His leadership [MORE]

ARTICLE: I Am America


This text is written from the point of view, that if the land of America could talk, what it may say to the people, telling them of the freedom that can be had in America. Quotes from some of the greatest men that this nation has ever known. The great diversity that is this great[MORE]

ARTICLE: A Declaration About America's Founding


Today, Colonel Wife and I will be hosting our annual Fourth of July Block Party out in the front yard. We've been killing ourselves getting the place spruced up (imagine inviting all your friends and family, and everyone in your 300-home neighborhood, into your garage), like we h[MORE]

ARTICLE: The Women's Right's Movement


Women have been fighting for equality as long as people can remember. In most of the world women still have no rights and have to submit to men. There are still countries in which women are not allowed to do anything without the permission of a man.[MORE]

ARTICLE: The First Leftist


Our founding fathers, along with the first Leftists who were of the same political faith, were well aware that individual freedom and personal responsibility for one's own welfare are equal and inseparable parts of the same truth. They knew that history amply supports this tru[MORE]

ARTICLE: A Short Interview With Ben Franklin


Benjamin Franklin was one of the most interesting and amazing figures of the American colonial period. This is a fantasy interview with him, designed to entertain and enlighten.[MORE]

Quote 61 details Share on Google+ - Quote 61 Linked In Share Button - Quote 61 A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal.

John Adams: Thoughts on Government, 1776

Quote 214 details Share on Google+ - Quote 214 Linked In Share Button - Quote 214 There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.

Alexander Hamilton: The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775

Quote 603 details Share on Google+ - Quote 603 Linked In Share Button - Quote 603 To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.


Quote 755 details Share on Google+ - Quote 755 Linked In Share Button - Quote 755 BRAVERY - COURAGE - ... we dread nothing but slavery. Death is the creature of a poltroons brains; tis immortality to sacrifice ourselves for the salvation of our country. We fear not death. That gloomy night, that pal faced moon, and the affrighted starts that hurried through the sky, can witness that we fear not death. Our hearts which, at the recollection, glow with rage that four revolving years have scarcely taught us to restrain, can witness that we fear not death...

John Hancock: Boston Massacre Oration - March 5, 1774
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Quote 816 details Share on Google+ - Quote 816 Linked In Share Button - Quote 816 I am ever unwilling that [peace] should be disturbed as long as the rights and interests of the nations can be preserved. But whensoever hostile aggressions require a resort to war, we must meet our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies.

Thomas Jefferson: Letter to Andrew Jackson, December 3, 1806

Quote 848 details Share on Google+ - Quote 848 Linked In Share Button - Quote 848 The time is now near at hand which must probably determine weather Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human effort will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die.

George Washington: Aug 27, 1776 Address to the Continental Army before the battle of Long Island.

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There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, and active, the brave.


Quote 1063 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1063 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1063 We have reason to be thankful to God for the success of the arms of the U.S. the last year of the war, both at sea and land; it is true, the enemy got possession of the city of Washington (an unfortified and open town) and retained it four & twenty hours, but they were beaten at Baltimore, Chippewa, Bridgetown, Erie, with equal numbers; on Lake Champlain and at Plattsburgh a glorious victory was obtained over them by inferior numbers, and to crown the whole, they sustained a most signal defeat at New-Orleans by a still less proportion of combatants, the great majority of whom were Militia, brave but undisciplined. By these events our Independence is strengthened and the American character exalted. We may now reasonably hope for a durable peace, altho’ we must expect annoyances, while there are wars in Europe between the countries with whom we trade.

Thomas McKean: letter to John Adams, 1 July 1815

Quote 1190 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1190 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1190 If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us…My brave fellows, you have done all I asked you to do, and more than can be reasonably expected; but your country is at stake, your wives, your houses and all that you hold dear. You have worn yourselves out with fatigues and hardships, but we know not how to spare you. If you will consent to stay one month longer, you will render that service to the cause of liberty, and to your country, which you probably can never do under any other circumstances.

George Washington: December, 31, 1776

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We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

Patrick Henry: Speech in Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775
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