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“The Convention at Philadelphia, 1787,” Engraving, by Frederick Juengling and Alfred Kappes

The U.S. Constitutional Convention: A peaceful revolution that transformed America

SAN JOSE, July 28, 2014 —  The period in American history after the War for Independence was a time in which the infant nation was struggling to survive under the government established by the Articles of Confederation. The people had a sense of pride in the newly born nation, but the United States of America

Emancipation Proclamation

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 –   The American Civil War devastated the United States, but in April of 1865, only days before Easter, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate forces at Appomattox, in Virginia. On June 18, 1865, over two months after this historic event, U. S.  Army General Gordon Granger marched 2,000 Union soldiers into Galveston,

D-Day at Normandy

D-Day: Remembering those who died defending Freedom

REYKJAVICK, June 6, 2014 — Those of the “greatest generation” who served their country in World War II, should be remembered for sacrificing their lives that Freedom could survive. Today, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, is an especially appropriate time for remembrance. Many young Americans volunteered for military service after the attack at Pearl Harbor. Millions