On May 4, 1776, the colony of Rhode Island declared its independence from England, becoming the first of the original thirteen colonies to do so. However, Rhode Island was the last of the original colonies to become a state when it ratified the United States Constitution on May 29, 1790.
Rhode Island: First Out & Last In
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- Alexander Milliner: Washington’s favorite drummer boy — Share the History Love... Alexander Milliner enlisted as a drummer boy who served in Gen. Washington’s Life Guard unit. He was reportedly a favorite of Washington’s, often playing at his personal request. He was present at the battles of Brandywine, Monmouth – where he was shot in the thigh after a bullet passed through his drum [...]
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- Mr. President: Let’s have an old-fashioned Christmas, 1922 — Share the History Love... Women demonstrators requesting political amnesty outside the White House on December 22, 1922. Their sign says, “Mr. President, let’s have an old-fashioned Christmas,” and shows Santa Claus carrying a bag of gifts including, the Constitution, Free Assemblage, Free Speech, and Free Press. Share the History Love... [...]