Thursday, December 18, 2014

The 13th Amendment

 On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was on December 16, 1773. It was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty.The demonstrators destroyed a shipment of tea sent by the East India Company, in defiance of the Tea Act. They threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor, ruining the tea. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution

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Monday, December 15, 2014

America Conquering Tyranny


Today’s Patriotic Quote: 

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”  Thomas Paine
 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Patriotic Faith and Duty


Today’s Patriotic Quote: 

“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.” Abraham Lincoln

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Free Speech in America


Today’s Patriotic Quote: 

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.”  William O. Douglas 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Liberty


Today’s Patriotic Quote: 

“Liberty: One of Imagination’s most precious possessions.” Ambrose Bierce 

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