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Marsha Blackburn’s Coin Bill Honoring 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote Passes Congress

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn’s (R-Tenn.) bipartisan legislation honoring the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with a commemorative coin has passed Congress and is on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), will create a silver $1 coin minted by the U.S. Treasury. Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) led companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn states Freedom Reveals Itself in the Lives, Actions of Every American

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about protecting our country’s freedom for Independence Day.

Remarks as Prepared.

Thank you, Mister President.

In 1826, a very old and feeble John Adams received a group of Quincy, Massachusetts town leaders who were seeking his help in planning an anniversary celebration of the Declaration of Independence. They wanted Adams to pen a toast to be read at the event. Imagine their surprise when Adams left them with just two words:

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn: This Week From Washington – July 8th, 2018

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – This week, Americans from all walks of life gathered across the nation to celebrate our country and its Independence. Just 242 years ago, patriots throughout America’s thirteen original colonies convened at the Second Continental Congress and declared our country’s independence from Great Britain.

This unprecedented acknowledgment of our God-given rights through the Declaration of Independence laid the foundation for the great nation we inhabit today; one that guarantees one’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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Independence Day Event to be held at Montgomery County Historic Courthouse

 

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Independence Day commemoration at the Montgomery County Historic Courthouse provides citizens with the opportunity to experience history.

From the reading of the Declaration of Independence and the shooting of the cannon by the Sons of the American Revolution, the celebration brings Revolutionary history to life.

Experience History with the Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Shooting of the Cannon and the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard.

Experience History with the Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Shooting of the Cannon and the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard.

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President Donald Trump Proclaims January 15th, 2018, as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to a vision:  that all Americans would live free from injustice and enjoy equal opportunity as children of God. 

His strong, peaceful, and lifelong crusade against segregation and discrimination brought our Nation closer to the founding ideals set forth in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. 

Today, as we come together to honor Dr. King, we know that America is stronger, more just, and more free because of his life and work.

United States President Donald J. Trump

United States President Donald J. Trump

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A Look at the History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776, by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

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Celebrating Independence Day: Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s Fourth of July message

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Independence Day, a day of recollection and hope, we honor our Founders for their bravery and commitment to freedom, and we are reminded of what they accomplished by signing the Declaration of Independence.

The United States, throughout times of war and peace, economic booms and busts, has now stood for an amazing 241 years. Against impossible odds, a small group of dedicated individuals created a new country and revolutionized how people think about governing themselves.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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LBL to hold Independence Day event at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The public is invited to a traditional community celebration of America’s birthday at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up; $3.00 ages 5 -12; free for ages 4 and under.

“Raising the 30 star flag from 1850 and reading the Declaration of Independence together are a moving way to remember why we still celebrate today,” says Homeplace Interpreter Kira Sanscrainte.

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. (Kelly Best Bennett)

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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Cursive Writing: Thing of the Past or Necessity?

 

EducationClarksville, TN – In 2014, the Tennessee Legislature passed a law that cursive writing had to be taught in public schools. The sequence of events leading up to this and the political influences that had caused cursive writing to be almost a lost art reveal the trends not only in education but in society itself.

Cursive writing is also called longhand, script, handwriting, looped writing, joined-up writing, joint writing, or running writing. This style of penmanship handwriting where letters or symbols are conjoined in a flowing manner. The original purpose of this type of writing was to make the process faster.

Cursive Writing is at a crossroads, with many schools dropping it from their core curriculum.

Cursive Writing is at a crossroads, with many schools dropping it from their core curriculum.

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The History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence, on July 4th, 1776.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

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