• The Federalist Papers Project
  • Correspondence and Other Writings of Six Major Shapers of the United States: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. Over 119,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the authoritative, federally funded Founding Fathers Papers projects. Founders Archives
  • Online readings of various works of the Founding Fathers: American Founders
  • Signers of the Articles of Confederation
  • Teaching American History– Elliot’s Debates
  • Tara Ross has a wonderful Facebook page that highlights “This Day in History” This is one example: On this day in 1832, Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, one of the patriotic women behind the folk hero “Molly Pitcher,” dies in Pennsylvania. Who on earth is Molly Pitcher?! Have you ever heard of her? Perhaps that is what impresses me most about today’s “this day in history” event. There were so, so many amazing American patriots! We are taught about the “main” ones: We learn about men like George Washington or John Adams. But we hear almost nothing about men and women like Molly Pitcher, Daniel Morgan, Israel Putnam, Benjamin Rush, John Hancock, or Abigail Adams – all of whom made invaluable contributions to our freedom. (Links to my recent posts with their stories, below.) The story of Molly Pitcher is partly legend, which makes it difficult to tell where the real story ends and the mythology begins. But the legend appears to be based on the stories of two women: Margaret Cochran Corbin and Mary Ludwig Hayes McCauley. To read the rest of this story please visit…https://www.facebook.com/TaraRoss.17871510834_459292377505707_99525950_n
     
    Image: Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth Courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/TaraRoss.1787

    A few more posts from Tara we really enjoyed.
    Daniel Morgan
    Israel Putnam
    Benjamin Rush
    John Hancock
    Abigail Adams

  • A video on Molly Pitcher http://www.earlyamerica.com/molly_pitcher.html

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