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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…

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…

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…

The Congress of Women

by Mrs. M. K. Craig Göethe and SchillerPioneer Woman of OregonEvolution of American Literature Mrs. M. K. Craig is a native of Mississippi. She was born November 17, 1812. Her parents were D…