History

Historical tidbits

In 1988, my Father wrote about this story from WW2, and here it is for your reading pleasure.
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This essay aims to shed some light on a commonly misunderstood topic: the origins of the United States flag and the historical figure of Betsy Ross.
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This essay reviews the stream of shapes and colors that weave the pattern of our early history.
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Reviewing the details of the 1770 Boston Massacre, it gives us insight into the events of January 6, 2021. Today, we see our Constitution as a bloody…
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The colonists endured hardships at the hands of the British Empire. Before the Revolutionary War, the oppression was pale compared to the overarching…
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Happy Fourth of July 2022Happy 4th of July Smith Speaks readers! First, some wonderful music: To memorialize our founding, here are a few of my previous posts for your r…
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Among the vicissitudes incident to life, no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by…
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