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The American Flag

Today’s post, in honor of Flag Day, comes from Alex Nieuwsma, an intern in the National Archives History Office. On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Stars and Stripes as the National Flag of the United … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the Revolutionary War

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. (111-SC-92968) On New Year’s day in 1776, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army were laying siege to the British-controlled city of Boston. From Prospect … Continue reading

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