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This Holiday Season, Help End Veteran Homelessness

In 1830, nearly 50 years after the end of the Revolutionary War, the artist John Neagle painted a haunting portrait of a homeless veteran named Joseph Winter. Winter was an immigrant from Germany who volunteered to help deliver American independence. After risking his life to defend a nation that became...

Rediscovering America: A Quiz for Independence Day

Near the end of his life, Thomas Jefferson described the Declaration of Independence as “an expression of the American mind.” On Independence Day, Americans should remember not only the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War but, more important, the fundamental principles and ideals that created and sustain the nation. The...

Rediscovering America: A Quiz on the Revolutionary War

On April 19, 1775, the battles of Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The Americans’ success in their war for independence from Great Britain made room for the creation and development of the American republic. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in...