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    Articles, Essays

    21 visitors recommend:
    A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the U.S. Constitution
    Source: NARA
    Author: Roger A. Bruns
    An in-depth look at the Constitutional Convention and the ratification process.
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    10 visitors recommend:
    Gadsden flag history
    Source: Gadsden.info
    The fascinating story of the Gadsden flag, the defiant "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnake symbol of American independence and freedom.
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    Online Exhibits

    11 visitors recommend:
    Churchill: The Evidence
    Source: Churchill Archives Centre
    Country: United Kingdom
    A great collection of documents and text on a dozen Churchill topics, such as "the young radical" and "the tide of victory."
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    9 visitors recommend:
    Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents
    Source: Library of Congress
    The stories and images of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. A terrific online exhibit from the Library of Congress.
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    8 visitors recommend:
    The Bill of Rights: High-resolution scan
    Source: NARA
    A 339KB high-resolution version of the original 1789 Bill of Rights amended to the U.S. Constitution.
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    6 visitors recommend:
    The U.S. Constitution: High-resolution scan
    Source: NARA
    A 130KB high-resolution version of the original 1787 U.S. Constitution.
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    4 visitors recommend:
    Charters of Freedom
    Source: NARA
    "Each year more than a million visitors come to the Rotunda of the National Archives to see our Charters of Freedom: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Although there is no substitute for an actual visit, this exhibit will allow you to study the documents in greater detail than is possible for the rotunda visitor."
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    LINKS

    6 visitors recommend:
    Today's American Dream
    Source: Gary Wayco
    E-mail: tad_team@yahoo.com
    "A patriotic Christian website promoting the American Dream in the vision of America's Founding Fathers by providing products, services and educational resources."
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    Organizations

    5 visitors recommend:
    Winston Churchill home page
    Source: The Churchill Center
    Their motto: "Remember Winston Churchill!" The site includes plenty of articles, facts, and images to help you do just that.
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    The Alexander Hamilton Historical Society
    Source: Hamilton Society
    E-mail: webmaster@hamiltonsociety.org
    The Alexander Hamilton Historical Society (AHHS) was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organization with the mission of reinvigorating public interest in Hamilton's life, legacy, and philosophy through educational, publicity, and preservation projects.
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    4 visitors recommend:
    The Paine House Museum
    Source: Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society
    City: Coventry, State: RI E-mail: painehousemuseum@aol.com
    Not for profit organization with all volunteer work.
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    Web Sites

    5 visitors recommend:
    Mr. Lincoln and New York
    Source: The Lincoln Institute
    City: New York, State: NY E-mail: maija@kathoderay.com
    Mr. Lincoln and New York appraises how the center of political, media and economic power in 19th century America interacted with, supported and tormented Mr. Lincoln both before and during his Presidency.
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    Strona wolnosciowa (Polish Libertarian website)
    Source: Jacek Wladyslaw Bartyzel
    Country: Poland E-mail: capitalist@wp.pl
    English and Polish language site on libertarianism (classical liberalism, objectivism, capitalism, economic freedom).
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    Liberty shall prevail
    Source: Phillip R. Melton
    E-mail: liberty@libertyshallprevail.com
    Quotes from the founding fathers and founding documents.
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    The Patriot Foundation
    Source: Eric Clear
    E-mail: webmaster@patriotfoundation.com
    An individual's project "to provide a resource for citizens to empower themselves through education and activism concerning the purpose and meaning of the U.S. Constitution."
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    First in Peace: George Washington
    Source: Richard Lim
    A site dedicated to George Washington's life and career. The creator writes "It has been a real labor of love - it's been one of the most intellectually stimulating projects I've ever worked on. You will find that I have created a comprehensive site with drop-down menus on different aspects of Washington's life. Also, I have included a blog on the front page as well as a message board that will hopefully foster a community of founding father enthusiasts."
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    Catalogs, Shops

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    Gadsden flag merchandise
    Source: CafePress
    T-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, mousepads, and other merchandise emblazoned with the indomitable symbol of American Independence -- Gadsden flag (A rattlesnake on a field of yellow, with the text "Don't Tread on Me!")
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    George Washington Posters
    Source: HistoryImages.com
    City: Mt. Vernon, State: VA
    Thumbnails and links to prints of George Washington.
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    'Betsy Ross' 13-star flag merchandise
    Source: Cafepress
    T-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, mousepads, and other merchandise with the 13-star "Betsy Ross" American flag. A classy way to celebrate American Independence.
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    Declaration of Independence and Constitution Posters
    Source: HistoryImages.com
    City: Philadelphia, State: PA
    Thumbnails and links to prints of the American Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
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    Thomas Jefferson Posters
    Source: HistoryImages.com
    City: Monticello, State: VA
    Thumbnails and links to prints of Thomas Jefferson.
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    Services

    19 visitors recommend:
    Living History Associates, Ltd: founding fathers impersonators and more
    Source: Living History Associates
    City: Richmond, State: VA
    This company offers professional speakers who can accurately portray many American figures from 1607 to 1907, including many of the founding fathers. You weren't born too late to hear Patrick Henry give his "liberty or death" speech!
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    Educational Services

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    Advance Liberty
    Source: http://www.advanceliberty.org/resources.htm
    Author: Matthew Ferraton
    Provides easy access to the historical documents which serve as the foundation of American Society. Advance Liberty also provides links to important web resources to help inform and educate citizens concerning our representative government, legislation, policies, and political parties.
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    Posters, Prints

    4 visitors recommend:
    Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale art print
    Source: AllPosters
    State: VA
    A 19 in. x 23. fine art print of Rembrandt Peale's famous portrait of Thomas Jefferson.
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    Portrait of Sir Winston Churchill
    Source: AllPosters
    Arthur Pan's famous portrait of the great statesman. AllPosters.com offers a fine art print.
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    Ben Franklin by Alonzo Chappel art print
    Source: AllPosters
    City: Philadelphia, State: PA
    A 12 in. x 16 in. fine art print of Alonzo Chappel's portrait of Ben Franklin.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    Hancock House Boston art print
    Source: AllPosters
    City: Boston, State: MA
    A 12 in. x 9 in. Americana art print of The John Hancock House in Boston.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    Abraham Lincoln Posters
    Source: Civil-War.us
    Browse more than a dozen art posters featuring president Abraham Lincoln.
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    2 visitors recommend:
    George Washington by Alonzo Chappel art print
    Source: AllPosters
    State: VA
    A 12 in. x 16 in. fine art print of Alonzo Chappel's portrait of George Washington.
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    James Madison by Alonzo Chappel art print
    Source: AllPosters
    State: VA
    A 12 in. x 16 in. fine art print of Alonzo Chappel's portrait of James Madison.
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    History of American Flag art print
    Source: AllPosters
    A 20 in. x 8 in. art print by Mary Elizabeth showing an abbreviated history of the stars and stripes from the "Don't Tread on Me" Navy Jack to Old Glory as we know her today.
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    Old State House, Boston, art print
    Source: AllPosters
    City: Boston, State: MA
    A 33 in. x 26 in. folk art print by James B. Marston featuring the old State House.
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    James Monroe by Alonzo Chappel art print
    Source: AllPosters
    State: VA
    A 12 in. x 16 in. fine art print of Alonzo Chappel's portrait of James Monroe.
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    Boston Common and Bulfinch art print
    Source: AllPosters
    City: Boston, State: MA
    A 27 in. x 20 in. art print of a black-and-white photo by Edward J. Coburn featuring Boston Common and the statehouse.
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    Audiobooks

    4 visitors recommend:
    The Federalist Papers on audiotape
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Jay, Madison, and Hamilton
    Understanding The Federalist Papers is essential to understanding American politics. But reading them is rather slow-going sometimes. Listening could be much, much easier.
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    Biographies

    21 visitors recommend:
    Churchill: A Study in Greatness
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Geoffrey Best
    City: London, Country: United Kingdom
    From an Amazon reader: "There are, at least, three reasons which qualify the book as splendid: First, it is magnificently written, so it's a pleasure to read. Second, it condenses the life of W.C. in just over 300 pages, which is a notable feat considering such a rich and interesting life (of course most of the details cannot be dealt with), and, third, wherever the author comes across a historically conflictive subject -- for example the battle of Gallipoll -- he gives a balanced opinion." (2001)
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    Founding Fathers: Uncommon Heroes
    Source: Steven W. Allen
    E-mail: dave@allen.net
    The stories of our Founding Fathers, including their lives, families, friends, and personalities, instead of just the dry facts. (2002)
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    Non-Fiction Books

    15 visitors recommend:
    Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Joseph J. Ellis
    "Ellis explains the personal, face-to-face nature of early American politics -- and notes that the members of the revolutionary generation were conscious of the fact that they were establishing precedents on which future generations would rely." (2000)
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    9 visitors recommend:
    John Adams
    Source: Amazon
    Author: David McCullough
    The runaway bestseller. "Here a preeminent master of narrative history takes on the most fascinating of our founders to create a benchmark for all Adams biographers. With a keen eye for telling detail and a master storyteller's instinct for human interest, McCullough resurrects the great Federalist (1735-1826)." --Publishers Weekly (May 2001)
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    8 visitors recommend:
    Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution
    Source: Amazon
    Author: A.J. Langguth
    "With meticulous research and page-turning suspense, 'Patriots' brings to life the American Revolution -- the battles, the treacheries, and the dynamic personalities of the men who forged our freedom. ... From the secret meetings of the Sons of Liberty to the final victory at Yorktown and the new Congress, 'Patriots' vividly re-creates one of history's great eras." (1989)
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    5 visitors recommend:
    The Wit and Wisdom of the Founding Fathers
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Paul M. Zall
    A book of great quotes from Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. (1998)
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    5 visitors recommend:
    The Green Flag: A History of Irish Nationalism
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Robert Kee
    Country: Ireland
    "Covering Irish history from the beginnings of Irish Nationalism through 1973, Robert Kee's treatment ranges from the Protestant Plantations through Wolfe Tone and the Great Famine to the founding of the Fenian Movement and the Irish Free State. His authoritative and comprehensive history is masterly in its detail and judicious analysis" (2001)
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    4 visitors recommend:
    Notes on the State of Virginia
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Thomas Jefferson; edited by William Peden
    In addition to Jefferson's "Notes on the State of Virginia," this text also includes notes to help elucidate the issues at hand and fill in some historical details.
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    4 visitors recommend:
    To Serve and Collect: Chicago Politics and Police Corruption from the Lager Beer Riot to the Summerdale Scandal: 1855-1960
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Richard Lindberg
    City: Chicago, State: IL
    From an Amazon reader: "I'm an avowed Chicago history buff and found references in this book that simply cannot be found anywhere else. The bibliography alone has led to me several other books on the topic, which is appreciated. Really brought the city to life, and made you want to search out the street corners in question." (1998)
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    3 visitors recommend:
    Common Sense (Penguin Classics Edition)
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Thomas Paine
    "These are the times that try men's souls," begins Thomas Paine's first Crisis paper, the impassioned pamphlet that helped ignite the American Revolution. Published in Philadelphia in January of 1776, Common Sense sold 150,000 copies almost immediately.
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    2 visitors recommend:
    The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Lance Banning
    This book describes Madison as a passionate democrat who held strong reservations about federalism and government centralization, not as a dry political pragmatist. (1998)
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    2 visitors recommend:
    The Boston Irish: A Political History
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Thomas H. C'Connor
    City: Boston, State: MA
    "'The dean of Boston historians' ... earns that title, embodying as he does the best aspects of the two Irish strains -- openess and loyalty." --New York Times
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    2 visitors recommend:
    Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Conflict That Turned the Tide of the American Revolution
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Walter B. Edgar
    "Though sometimes underestimated in standard histories, the American South was of critical importance as a theater of battle in the Revolutionary War .... The war came early to this valuable terrain, first in the form of open combat between Whigs and Tories, then with the arrival of a large British task force that seized Charleston and other ports." (2001)
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    American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Pauline Maier
    Maier's major contribution is her assertion that the Declaration grew more out of contemporary American experience than on European Enlightenment thought. (1997)
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    Radicalism of the American Revolution
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Gordon S. Wood
    "Perhaps, as is often noted, the American Revolution was not as convulsive or transforming as its French and Russian counterparts. Wood's contention [is] that the Revolution was 'the most radical and far-reaching event in American history.'" --Kirkus Reviews (1991)
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    Reference Works

    7 visitors recommend:
    The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
    Source: Amazon
    Author: edited by Ralph Ketcham
    The Federalist Papers influenced the colonies to adopt the U.S. Constitution. Who were the anti-federalists? Men such as Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine. What impact did they have on the debate? They gave us the Bill of Rights and a more solid, lasting Constitution.
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    6 visitors recommend:
    The Federalist Papers -- In Modern Language: Indexed for Today's Political Issues
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay; edited by Mary Webster
    A new "must-have" reference work on the old "must-have" set of essays that argued in support of the newly proposed Constitution. Some of the most important political opinion writing in history.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    The Debate on the Constitution
    Source: Amazon
    Author: edited by Bernard Bailyn
    A treasure of "Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification." Bailyn captures the spirit and the substance of the intense battle over the future of the American Republic. (1993)
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    Flags, T-Shirts, Clothes

    10 visitors recommend:
    'Live Free or Die' merchandise from Freedom HQ
    Source: Freedom HQ
    City: Annapolis, State: MD
    Hardcore patriotic items emblazed with "Live Free or Die" and the American flag. Includes t-shirts, polo shirts, and caps.
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    4 visitors recommend:
    Maine State Flag
    Source: FoundingFathers.info
    State: ME
    The history of Maine's state flag, an image of it, and recommendations on where to buy one.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    Vermont State Flag
    Source: FoundingFathers.info
    State: VT
    The history of the Green Mountain State's flag, an image of it, and recommendations on where to buy one.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    Massachusetts State Flag
    Source: FoundingFathers.info
    City: Boston, State: MA
    The history of the Bay State's flag, an image of it, and recommendations on where to buy one.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    Texas flag t-shirts
    Source: Cafepress
    State: TX
    Lone Star Flag t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, mugs, and other items for Texas patriots.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    Flag Shag
    Source: K. Brown
    National flag tshirts, bumper stickers, and other items from countries all over the world.
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    2 visitors recommend:
    Illinois State Flag
    Source: FoundingFathers.info
    City: Chicago, State: IL
    The history of the Illinois state flag, an image of it, and recommendations on where to buy one.
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    2 visitors recommend:
    American flag sweatshirts, mugs, mousepads
    Source: Cafepress
    The American flag emblazoned on sweatshirts, mugs, hats, bags ... even frisbees, aprons, and teddy bears with Old Glory.
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    Documentaries

    6 visitors recommend:
    Thomas Jefferson PBS documentary
    Source: Amazon.com
    Famed documentary director Ken Burns explores the life and mind of his hero.
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