On August 14, 1765, an angry mob in Boston reacted to the first incident of “taxation without representation” in the Colonies, an event that foreshadowed open rebellion a decade later.
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This week marks the anniversary of the odd, tragic story of Silas Deane, a Founding Father who was later banned from America and died under mysterious circumstances.
On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution.
National Constitution Center senior fellow Christopher Phillips looks at the theoretical debate that the Declaration of Independence should be considered, when relevant, on par with the Constitution in legal cases.
It’s the 270th birthday of a Founding Father whose name you know today as part of a controversial political term.