“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” (United States of America) Benjamin Franklin “Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” Thomas Jefferson President “Laws that forbid the carrying of .
The Star-Spangled Banner The Forgotten History of Francis Scott Key’s National Anthem It might be impossible to sing, but everyone knows the words to the national anthem of the United States – “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It’s a staple at everything from sporting events to patriotic rallies. But while everyone knows the song, very few Americans know the story behind it, both the story of the lyrics and the story of how this ode to our .
Davy Crockett: The Forgotten History of the King of the Wild Frontier & the Battle of the Alamo “I bark at no man’s bid. I will never come and go, and fetch and carry, at the whistle of the great man in the White House no matter who he is.” Davy Crockett David Hawkins Stern Crockett, fondly remembered as Davy Crockett, was born in eastern Tennessee to pioneer parents on August 17, 1786. Like .
The Betsy Ross Flag: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About This American Icon Second only to Old Glory itself, the Betsy Ross Flag is the American icon. Its clean design is similar to our current flag, with 13 stripes and only 13 stars in a circle (representing the equal status of what were then the 13 united individual sovereign nations). This simplicity is perhaps the reason for its popularity among American Patriots and Constitutionalists, as it .
The First Navy Jack Flag: A Maritime Symbol of Freedom and Resistance Among pre-Constitutional American flags is the First Navy Jack – the current national maritime flag and an official symbol of the United States government to this day. But it’s not just the “first” Navy Jack – it’s also the current Navy Jack. In fact, it’s been used several times throughout America’s history for our Navy, particularly during periods of nationalist and patriotic .
The Sons of Liberty flag is very meaningful to us, as it’s the flag that inspired the backdrop of our logo. Its origins go back to 1765, when a secretive group of patriots known as “the Loyal Nine” was formed – the group behind the original Boston Tea Party. The flag was then known as “the Rebellious Stripes” and it was banned by the British king, the highest endorsement the Crown could give. The Sons of .
“Don’t Give Up the Ship” is seen on everything from coasters and coffee mugs to sweaters and license plates these days. And while it’s a cool slogan evoking a sense of resilience in the face of adversity, very few people actually know what it means and the history behind it. This popular slogan can be found on the Commodore Perry Flag, which was created during the War of 1812, much like another indispensable symbol of American culture .
The Culpeper Flag is often mistaken as a modern variation of the iconic “Don’t Tread On Me” Gadsden Flag – and rightly so. What many don’t know is that the Culpeper Flag was inspired by its Gadsden counterpart, and both have become touchstones of the Second AmendmentMovement. While remarkably similar to its Gadsden relative, the flag of the Culpeper Minutemen is arguably cooler – and significantly more obscure. While it has the same coiled rattlesnake and “Don’t Tread on .
Declaration of Independence Information The Continental Congress charged five men with the responsibility to commit to paper the American colonies’ Declaration of Independence from Britain: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), John Adams (1735-1826), Robert Livingston (1746-1813), and Roger Sherman (1721-93). Most scholars today now view the authorship of this document to be highly collaborative both among these five individuals (who made forty-seven alterations to Jefferson’s original draft) and among the members of Congress, .
A amazing and very rare 31 Star Antique Flag California Circa 1850-1858 Zachary Taylor was President A rare pre-Civil War Flag Frame Size 28×43 Flag Size 22×38 Incredible rare thirty-one star flag with exceedingly rare star pattern called a Medallion, Halo. It was recently found in old home in the Gettysburg Virginia area. It has been in their family since the before the Civil War. The owner offered it to me for purchase. The original owner does not .