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10 Facts About the Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring the 13 American colonies as independent from Britain. The colonies, which were already at war with Britain, formed a union that became the United States of America. 1.  The Idea of Independence Takes Place Richard Henry Lee, the Virginia delegate to the […]

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10 Intriguing Facts About The Medici

The Medici Family Bronzino Atelier

The Medici family was a powerful Italian family that was involved in politics, money and much more.  The Medici was called “The Godfathers of the Renaissance”. They supported artists, ruled cities and were thought to be one of the wealthiest families in Europe during the 14th century.  The family had humble beginnings and went on […]

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10 Facts About Jamestown Settlement

Massacre of Jamestown, 1622

Jamestown Settlement was colonized by English settlers on May 14, 1607, becoming the first permanent American settlement. Jamestown, Virginia was settled 13 years prior to Massachusetts, Plymouth Plantation. 1.  Four Ships Set Sail In December of 1606, Admiral Christopher Newport, in charge of the four ships the Susan Constant, Sarah, Godspeed and Discovery set sail […]

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10 Facts About Amelia Earhart

Mantz, Earhart, Manning and Noonan

Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 4, 1897 to Amy and Edwin Earhart. Her greatest ambition was to become the first woman to pilot a plane. Amelia Earhart succeeded in her goal and was the first woman to pilot a plane across the Atlantic Ocean. 1. Early Life Amy and Edwin Earhart […]

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10 Facts About Pilgrims of Plymouth

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The Pilgrims left England to escape religious oppression, arrest and persecution. They landed in the New World in December of 1620, establishing established a settlement. They named it New Plymouth after the last port they left behind in England. 1.  Historical Background The Puritans, later known as the Pilgrims, were disheartened with the Church of […]

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10 Facts about Paul Cézanne

Paul Cezanne

1. His Dad Was Rich Growing up in Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cézanne was born to a wealthy family. His father was a banker, and a very well respected individual in the town, therefore Cézanne never had to worry about funding for his projects or lessons. Cézanne use this opportunity to attend the College Bourbon, where he […]

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