Rise to the Moment of Truth Monday, June 17, 2024


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The man behind the Declaration of Independence: Thomas Jefferson

On this day 247 years ago, the American colonies declared their independence from the British crown and furthered a great struggle for separation that lasted slightly over six years and resulted in the creation of a new American republic.

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History behind the Fourth of July

On the Fourth of July we celebrate the American Revolution and those ideals which this country was built on which were best articulated in the Declaration of Independence.

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Things to do in Alabama to celebrate Independence Day

The Fourth of July is a time to commemorate the ratification of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress in 1776 and the sacrifices of those who fought for American Independence. Over the years, Independence Day has developed a strong tradition of summer celebrations from barbeques to apple pie to fireworks. 

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American Village celebrating America this summer season

American Village near Montevallo in Shelby County will be holding a special Celebrate America program through the end of July where the whole family can learn about the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, and life in America during the eighteenth Century.