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Trivia: Seven Questions and Answers about the Declaration of Independence

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

Here are some trivia questions relating to the Declaration of Independence. See how you do with them.

1776 Reasons To Party At Home On July 4th

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment

It's time to switch things up, America! This year, forget the same old parties and boring routine. Here are 1776 reasons why staying home and watc...

This Is Not Your Independence Day

Carina Kolodny | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Carina Kolodny

The 4th of July might commemorate the independence of our country -- but it also serves as a bitter reminder that in 1776, the country that I love had no place for me in it.

Hundreds Relive Crucial Washington Revolutionary War Ride

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. (AP) — George Washington has made his annual Christmas Day ride across the Delaware River. W...

Betty Buckley: Ready To Take On San Francisco

Greg Archer | Posted 02.04.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

She's a Tony Award-winner, a TV star, a celebrated singer/performer with commanding vocals, and, apparently, a woman who loves horses. This is Be...

Beyond the Capitol Dome: D.C. Embraces Its Entrepreneurial Economy

Sheryll Poe | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Sheryll Poe

D.C. used to be a company town and that company was the federal government. But as cities such as Detroit are now figuring out, to thrive, you have to diversify.

Will Investing in MENA Technology Fuel Philanthropy?

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mehrunisa Qayyum

What will tackle the biggest social, health or economic problems in each country? Philanthropic missions? Innovative technology? Or a version of Bill Gates in each region of the world?

Americana in Revival

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Bay area audiences recently had an opportunity to experience revivals of two celebrated works which, several decades after their world premieres, seem to have lost some of their appeal. Though something was missing at the core of each show.

Chris Harnick

Ken Howard: 'I Plan To Keep Working Until I Drop'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Harnick | Posted 10.18.2013 | TV

Ken Howard did not set out to be an actor, but now he's the president of pretty much every working actor in the business. The Emmy winner for "Gre...

Musical 1776 Opens ACT Season With a History Lesson That Sparkles

Leo Stutzin | Posted 11.23.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

A Tony Award winner in its Broadway debut in 1969, the show boasts music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone that transform a story that we might have considered familiar into something magical and new.

Founding Teenagers: How Old Were They on July 4, 1776?

Todd Andrlik | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Todd Andrlik

It's a simple question -- perhaps so basic that it's been overlooked. How old were the key participants of the American Revolution?

WATCH: Obama's 4th Of July Address Celebrates America's 'Improbable' Rise

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his 4th of July address on Thursday, celebrating the day that the United States decided to move from "colonists" to "...

The Startup Formula Goes Global

Evan Burfield | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Evan Burfield

Americans must take the opportunity to lead, or eventually find ourselves following. The fact that countries around the world are adopting America's model for innovation creates tremendous long-term opportunities to build grassroots links across the globe.

Our Unethical Republic

William E. White | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
William E. White

Obedience to the law is not enough. Americans demand legal and ethical behavior from themselves and their fellow citizens.

It All STEMs From a Big Idea

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

I am still on cloud nine after attending the TEDx Rock Creek Park Conference last week titled 'The Hero's Journey.'

Everyday People and the American Revolution

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We elevate the events of the American Revolution to near-mythical status all too often and forget that the real revolutionaries were people just like ...

Social Media of the American Revolutionary War

Todd Andrlik | Posted 04.13.2012 | Media
Todd Andrlik

Just as social media is helping to ignite and organize the Arab Spring, printed newspapers fanned the flames of rebellion in colonial America, provided critical correspondence during the Revolutionary War.

When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

Mental Floss | Posted 03.19.2012 | Weird News

The United States was a British colony for more than 150 years and they share a common language, but at some point, the way the citizens of both count...

Does America Still Have The Moral Courage Of 1776?

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

I don't believe most American's have the moral courage of 1776. Our souls are starving. There is hope for us if we change our appetite, and do an extreme makeover of our diet.

Jill Lepore: Tea Party Time... and the Death of Compassion (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

There's more religion than politics in the 2010 Tea Party, Jill Lepore is saying. There's less of 1776 about it than of 1976 -- that dyspeptic post-Vietnam, post-Watergate bicentennial moment.

This Fourth of July, Celebrate 1776 -- The Movie

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

1776 is a reminder that the embrace of the status quo in the face of revolutionary ideas is nothing new. Nor is bloody legislative compromise or our ongoing frustration over a Congress mired in petty squabbling.

Old Drinking Song, Lyrics From 1814, a National Anthem in 1931

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

The Star Spangled Banner did not become the national anthem until 1916 when President Wilson declared it by Executive Order. But it wasn't until 1931 that it became the National Anthem by Congressional resolution.

10 Best Books That Are Years (PHOTOS, POLL)

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Instead of focusing on books that were published this year, how about focusing on years that have been published as books?