July 4, 2016

Printing the Declaration of Independence

Colonial printers held a rare position in the history of American printing. Printers in Great Britain had a legal monopoly on most printed material, such as the English-language Bible, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and all maps. American printers were limited to producing newspapers, almanacs, sermons, addresses, pamphlets, primers and other lesser items. Most colonial printers had additional businesses. They ran book stores, dry-goods stores and some were postmasters as well. Printers were editors, publishers, and distributors who

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July 2, 2016

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

July, 1776 was a critical month in the history of the United States. The American Revolution was little more than a civil war. The Continental Army was outnumbered three to one by the British and their German mercenaries. The British Navy dominated the high seas, cutting off supplies and arms. America sought support both domestically and internationally. The Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to draft a declaration of independence which would clearly state the reasons

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February 17, 2016

Do “We the People” have to Repeat History?

It looks like we have to travel down that road again. But do we have the strength and courage? It is up to a few of us. Are you doing your part? Your best? Are your making any kind of sacrifice at all? Be honest! We only go back to the beginning when we are at the end. Thomas Jefferson wrote this about 240 years ago.  The question is the same today as it was 240

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