Archive for December, 2012
This is part of a series, written by Jim Zeender, devoted to letters written by the Founding Fathers in their own words and often in their own hand. Jim is the Senior Registrar in the Exhibits Division. “It is impossible to increase taxes, disastrous to keep on borrowing, and inadequate to merely to cut expense.” This [...]
Posted by Hilary on December 5, 2012, under - Constitution, - Presidents, Pennsylvania Avenue.
Tags: Champs-Elysées, Constitution, Founding Fathers, guest post, Jefferson, Madison, Paris
Today’s blog post comes from National Archives social media intern Anna Fitzpatrick. January 1 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. While this document is remembered for freeing the slaves in the Southern states, petitioners had been attempting to end slavery since the nation’s founding. Petitions by anti-slavery groups were sent to the newly [...]
Posted by Hilary on December 4, 2012, under - Civil Rights, - Civil War.
Tags: Absalom Jones, African Americans, Congress, Emancipation Proclamation, EP 150, free blacks, Philadelphia, slave trade, slavery