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Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Women's contributions to our country's independence are not often acknowledged. As we celebrate the 4th of July and the birth of our country, see how many of the Revolutionary War she-roes you can match with her accomplishment.

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

To sum up, whether you live in the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, or anywhere else, our journey as humans is universal: A large part of our success and happiness rest on the battles we choose to fight. The bravest and smartest among us decide what's worth fighting for.

Next Year in Philadelphia: A July 4th Afterthought

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

The Declaration of Independence is a radical document signed by radical men. If it were read on a regular basis, the way we are being governed may be a lot different.

7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society, but as you can see from the list below, all that was about to change. So here, for your Independence Day reading pleasure, are the seven hottest tech trends circa 1776.

The Revolutionary War Told through Five Bars

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

If you want to experience the Revolutionary War on our Independence Day, go to one (or preferably all) of these historic watering holes.

Defending Our Shores

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Each May, we celebrate Memorial Day, remembering the men and women who have fought to defend our shores throughout the history of our country. Women f...

Maureen Ryan

'Turn' Has Redcoats And Rebels, But Lacks Spark

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.04.2014 | TV

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the plague of one-word titled shows that have infested the broadcast networks. The hallmarks of shows like "Cri...

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

The National Debt

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

Democrats and Republicans are blitzing us with propaganda about the national debt. My purpose here is not to side with either political party, but to add understating to the subject.

The Key to the Continent: Why Both George Washington and the British Fought Over This One Bend in This One River

Allison Pataki | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Allison Pataki

Why was it here, in this sparsely populated and mountainous stretch of the Hudson River, that a cluster of colonies fighting to become a new nation sunk in its roots and decided to establish its most vital fortress?

Famous George Washington Spy Letter Goes On Display

AP | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An original letter written by George Washington that initiated a spy network during the Revolutionary War is going on display for ...

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...

Revolutionary War Cannon Mystery Comes To A Close

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — A cannon surrendered by the British after the Battles at Saratoga is back "home" after mysteriously disappearing and spendin...

Ivy League Only: Your Money is No Good Here

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

For elite alumni, the search for the perfect host or trusted tenant just got a little bit easier.

Ted and Mike's Excellent Adventure

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

A good deal of attention was given yesterday to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) fake-filibuster. Lost in all the zany hoopla, however, was a point I found utterly remarkable, yet wasn't addressed by any reporters that I heard.

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.

Progressive Patriotism: Taking Pride in America's Never-Ending Climb to More Equality and Prosperity

Troy Campbell | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Troy Campbell

The United States was not perfect when it began, and it is still far from perfect today. However, if one constantly writes off America because of its failings in the past or present, then one misses the general point: America was born a nation to perpetually move forward.

Religion in America on July 4, 1776

Maria Mayo | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion
Maria Mayo

When the Declaration of Independence was drafted on July 4, 1776, religious practice in the 13 colonies of the United States was colorful and varied. The quest for independence -- as well as loyalist resistance to the cause -- permeated church life and teachings across denominational lines.

War Letters Bring History To Life

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

ORANGE, Calif. — U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Horace Evers was setting up a command post in Munich with other Allied soldiers in the final days of World...

Revolutionary War Hero Honored With New Grave Marker

The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. | Bill Wellock | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

PLYMOUTH -- For years, Abram Nesbitt's grave was another old marker among many in the Shawnee Cemetery. Faded letters showed his name, age and death d...

Archaeologists Uncover Location Of Historic Revolutionary War Fort

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Less than two months after British forces captured Savannah in December 1778, patriot militiamen scored a rare Revolutionary War vict...

Where The Tea Party Gets Schooled

Salon | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

So I just got back from a family vacation at Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia granddaddy of all American "living history" museums. (They hate the t...

Washington's 'Oval Office' To Be Remade

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A large canvas tent that served as George Washington's home and command center during the Revolutionary War is being duplicated d...

The Reluctant Traveler

Helen Davey | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Helen Davey

I love a good story. I especially love a good story if it's true. And most of all, I love a good story if it's true, and it's about my family. History comes alive for me when I can imagine my own relatives living in different times and places, connected to me, and yet unknown in so many ways.

George Washington Was A Friend Of Muslims

Craig Considine | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Washington's tolerance of and friendships with Muslims may be a product of his adherence to the principles of Enlightenment, which emphasized a concern for human rights and freedom of choice