Independence Day

A day Americans commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. View our galleries of historical documents that set the foundation for the United States and find resources on the American flag. 

Independence Day - A day Americans commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

View our galleries of historical documents that set the foundation for the United States and find resources on the American flag. 

View the American Revolutionary War Collection under our Wars & Conflicts Collection to learn the individual stories of men and women who were involved in major events leading up to, during and after The War for Independence (1775-1783). 

View our Constitution Day Collection.

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Forgotten Founder - Teacher Resources
Forgotten Founder - Teacher Resources

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Forgotten Founder is a historical visualization of the biography of Charles Pinckney, whose life serves as the basis for much of where and how we live today. Through the use of original digital...
The Articles of Confederation | Forgotten Founder
The Articles of Confederation | Forgotten Founder

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After considerable debate and alteration, the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. This document served as the United States' first constitution...
The Bill of Rights | Forgotten Founder
The Bill of Rights | Forgotten Founder

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During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds...
The Constitution | Forgotten Founder
The Constitution | Forgotten Founder

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These images are public domain and higher resolution images are available at The Charter of Freedom - Archives.gov website. The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the United States...
Embroidering Starfields  | ETV Shorts
Embroidering Starfields | ETV Shorts

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Gaffney Embroidery is a unique shop that creates all of the starfield patterns that go on our American Flags. It's one of the few in the United States and they are located in Gaffney, S.C.
Flag | Eye Wonder
Flag | Eye Wonder

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The Eye Wonder team explores how flags are made. D.V. visits a flag factory and learns about the sublimation printing process and sees flags being printed and sewn.