Our Nation Begins 1776
Music by Dan Doshier, CD Title: Songs From The Heart.
This Song is titled: Bluebird On A Limb:
It was about 5: a.m., on April 18, 1775, when 700 British troops were on a mission to capture Patriot leaders, along with seizure of their arsenal. When marching into Lexington they found 77 armed minutemen, under command of Captain John Parker, waiting for them on the town’s common green. Gravely outnumbered, British Major John Pitcairn ordered the Patriots to disperse. Though wanting to fight, they hesitantly drifted off the green. When suddenly a shot was fired from an undetermined direction. Soon a cloud of musket smoke covered the green leading into a brief battle. It was a shot that was heard around the world, and the brief Battle of Lexington ended with 8 Americans lay dead or dying, and ten more were wounded. Only a single British soldier was injured. With this event the American Revolution had begun.
The Constitution of the United States
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright written in 1842, speaking of the Constitution.
Photos of the Constitution of the United States
Printed version of the Constitution
The Olive Branch
The Olive Branch Petition was a final attempt at reconciliation
with British King George III.
Click on the photos below to learn more about the original Colonies, her Patriots and how she became the United States of America.
Meet the Framers of the Constitution
Bill of Rights
This was The Laws of the United States, printed by Richard Folwell, Philadelphia, 1796
The original twelve Amendments to the United States Constitution
American Flag Etiquette
Betsy Ross & our Flag
The life of Betsy Ross
The Star Spangled Banner
The story behind song, and why we love and respect it.
Meet Copy Editor Joyce Gilmour (a.k.a. Hawkeyes)
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