Independence Day Celebrations & Early American History

July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day! Today we chat about Independence Day celebrations and early American history.

Shawn recommends The Vanishing American Adulthood by Ben Sasse, the senator from Nebraska. Sasse shares some alarming statistics about how little American adults know about our country’s history. We also quiz each other on some American history facts. Do you know the answers?

We share some ideas about how to celebrate Independence day with your family. Our families like to read from historical documents and patriotic poems, such as Paul Revere’s Ride.

Finally, we share a couple of entertaining fireworks stories and Independence Day memories. Want to find out what happens when you set off a “sparkler bomb” in the vicinity of a former Navy Seal?

How are you celebrating Independence Day with your family? Are your kids learning the true significance of this holiday through your traditions? We’d love to hear your ideas!


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Links and Recommendations:

John Adams – by David McCullough

The American Spirit – by David McCullough

The Wright Brothers – by David McCullough

1776 – by David McCullough

The Vanishing American Adult – by Ben Sasse

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