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2806, 2022

Monday is Independence Day! However OTD# June 28th… by Daniel Sheridan

However, it was #OTD, June 28th, 1776, a committee consisting of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston presented the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress. To best celebrate that day, we should try to put ourselves in our founder's shoes. What were they doing when they signed their names on that document? What could it have cost them? Would we have done the same? Think about these questions throughout the week. John Adams said, "Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will [...]

1401, 2020

WTK S1:E14 “What Is the Forgotten Story Behind the Pledge of Allegiance?”

(Chapter 1 pages 18 & 19 of Forgotten American Stories: Celebrating America’s Constitution)Click here to listen: Historian Arch Hunter & Author Lydia Nuttall talk about Forgotten American Stories and WTK Daniel and Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiances Questions: What is a “pledge”? What does “allegiance” mean? When someone wants to become an American citizen, they take the Oath of Citizenship.  What does the Oath of Citizenship say about “allegiance”? Do other countries have a “pledge of allegiance” to their flag and country? What is a “Republic”?


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