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After more than 40 years of research and more than 14,000 documents, new discoveries are being made as scholars at the George Washington University continue to collect every scrap of paper associated with the First Congress of the United States. The First Congress adopted the Constitutional amendments that are known today as the Bill of [...]
We here at the National Archives noticed that many politicians these days use Twitter to deliver messages. Often this involves using numbers instead of letters, and symbols to convey a complex point in just a few words. So we asked our readers: “what if the authors of the Bill of Rights only had 140 characters [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on December 14, 2010, under - Constitution, - Revolutionary War, News and Events, Rare Videos.
Tags: bill of rights, Founding Fathers, History tweet, NARA, national archives, National Archives Official Blog, Tweet the Bill of Rights, twitter contest, us history
Sixty-nine years ago today, the Congress of the United States declared war following the delivery of a speech by Franklin Delano Roosevelt that included these words: “Yesterday … a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked … With confidence in our armed forces–with the unbounding [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on December 8, 2010, under - World War II, Rare Videos.
Tags: award winning documentary, cartoons, history of World War II, its a wonderful life director, National Archives Official Blog, propaganda, Rare Videos, walt disney, why we fight, world war films, WW2 films, WWII films
Fifty years ago last week, John F. Kennedy beat Richard Nixon to become the nation’s 35th President. The 1960s were a significant changing of the guard in U.S. leadership and also in how Americans chose their leader. During the 1960 debates between the two candidates, Americans for the first time could tune in and watch [...]
Yesterday was Veterans Day, and many of my friends on Facebook posted tributes to their family and friends, usually mentioning their grandfathers who fought in World War II. Now, World War II was over 60 years ago, but I personally know WWII vets—my own grandfather and great-uncle. And my father knew family members who were [...]
Posted by Hilary on November 12, 2010, under - Civil War, Facial Hair Fridays, Rare Videos.
Tags: civil war, discovering the civil war, Pieces of History, prologue blog, strange facts, things you didnt know about civil war, us history, weird but true