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Joseph HOPKINSON

HOPKINSON, Joseph, (son of Francis Hopkinson), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., on November 12, 1770; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadel…

Francis HOPKINSON

HOPKINSON, Francis, (father of Joseph Hopkinson), a Delegate from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 21, 1737 (O.S.); was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadel…

Thomas Hopkinson ELIOT

ELIOT, Thomas Hopkinson, (great-grandson of Samuel Atkins Eliot), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Cambridge, Mass., June 14, 1907; attended Browne and Nichols School; was graduated…

Samuel Atkins ELIOT

ELIOT, Samuel Atkins, (great-grandfather of Thomas Hopkinson Eliot), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., March 5, 1798; attended the Boston Latin School; was graduated f…

Andrew James PETERS

PETERS, Andrew James, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in West Roxbury, Mass., April 3, 1872; attended Hopkinson's and St. Paul's Schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1895…

History of the American Flag

According to popular legend, the first American flag was made by Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress who was acquainted with George Washington, leader of the Continental Army, and other inf…

Brewer's: Battle

Professor Creasy says there are fifteen decisive battles; that is, battles which have decided some political change: B.C. 490, Marathon, 413, Syracuse; 331, Arbela; 207, Metaurus; the defea…

The Declaration of Independence

On April 12, 1776, the legislature of North Carolina authorized its delegates to the Continental Congress to join with others in a declaration of separation from Great Britain; the first colo…

U.S. Flag Timeline

A history of Old Glory by Ann-Marie Imbornoni 1776 1777 1794 1814 1818 1912 1916 1949 1960 1776 Jan. 2 The first unofficial national flag, called the Grand Union or Continental Colours, was…