Declaration of Independence
Kamala Harris omitting "life" from declaration rights speech sparks debate
The vice president faced criticism for her speech in favor of abortion rights in Tallahassee, Florida, to mark the 50th anniversary of "Roe v. Wade."
A Letter to the University of Virginia's President on Jefferson's Legacy
We are all heirs of the work Jefferson and our Founding Fathers did in the 18th century. But like any inheritance, it's easy to squander.
Joe Biden Speech Highlights as President Goes Guns Blazing After Trump
Biden warned that "MAGA Republicans" represent "an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic."
The Supreme Court's Fourth of July Bash
The men and women who run America's elite institutions have grown accustomed to ruling the country at their whim.
Vindicating the Promise of America With Clarence Thomas
"Principles don't vacillate."
Should Supreme Court Justices Believe in Natural Rights?
If Judge Jackson does not believe that our rights as Americans are "natural," originating from our equal status as human beings, from where does she think our rights come?
Marsha Blackburn Mocked For Constitution, Declaration of Independence Mixup
"The Constitution grants us rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—not abortions," the Republican senator wrote in a tweet.
Trump Falsely Calls Thomas Jefferson 'Principal Writer' of Constitution
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was in France while the U.S. Constitution was being written.
How to Explain July Fourth to a Four-Year-Old
This Fourth of July provided some unexpected perspective on the ferocious fights currently raging over the teaching of American history and values.
Declaration of Independence Copy Lost in Attic for 177 Years Sold for $4.4M
The rare document is one of the last six copies of the Declaration of Independence that remains in private hands.
Reclaiming the Spirit of Independence Day
On Independence Day we reflect on a remarkable moment 245 years ago, when 56 men gathered in Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Stars Who Have Performed 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' Speech
Frederick Douglass delivered his famous address on July 5, 1852. It has since been recited by actors including James Earl Jones and Ossie Davis.
10 Movies Set During 4th of July Weekend
Get in the Independence Day spirit by watching this list of movies set during the 4th of July weekend.
Why the Declaration of Independence—and July 4th—Still Matter
Three great American leaders of the past provide some insights about the founding of our nation.
Why We Celebrate 4th of July
Here is a brief history of America's declaration of independence from Great Britain, the founding of the U.S., and 4th of July celebrations.
Biden's Education Department Distorts American History
American history has great flaws, and the brutal inhumanity of slavery is its worst, but the American story is driven by its principles—not its imperfections.
'Unalienable Rights' Made America Great
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is right to defend the rich tradition of natural human rights.
Was America Conceived in Racism? Joel L. Daniels Debates Ryan P. Williams
Author Joel L. Daniels debates Ryan P. Williams, president of the Claremont Institute.
America Was Not Conceived in Racism
America's Founding principles are just and worth defending.
Jefferson Belongs to Us All—Leave His Memorial Alone
We are all the intellectual inheritors of the Declaration of Independence.
Biden Says U.S. Has 'Never Lived Up' to Idea That We're All Created Equal
"We have a chance to rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country. We have a chance to live up to the words that founded this nation," the former vice president said in a new campaign video.
17 Quotes to Celebrate Our Nation's Independence This Fourth of July 2020
The Fourth of July is typically celebrated with barbecues, large gatherings, parades and fireworks, but this year things will be a bit different. Here are some quotes to reflect on during the day.
Land of the Free and Home of the Brave
We must fall in love with America all over again, and Independence Day is the best time to start.
As You Celebrate Your Freedom, Remember Julian Assange
The nation built on freedom to dissent is trying to break a dissident who rebelled in the name of freedom.
What Would the Founding Fathers Say About Trump's Tariffs?
The founders weren't exactly free traders.
Facebook Called Declaration of Independence Hate Speech
In an article posted to the newspaper's website, the editor said he suspected it was the phrase "Indian Savages" that triggered the deletion.
Seth Meyers Mocks Trump with Fake Book on July Fourth
"Benedict Arnold is one of my favorite breakfasts," Meyers reads from a book he jokes is written by Trump.
Independence Day: Other Events That Happened on July 4
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is what Americans know best, but 14 other patriotic events occurred over the years on the same day.
Why Should We Celebrate July Fourth?
Take out a copy of the Declaration of Independence and read it. And start telling stories about our country.
Declaration of Independence: NPR Tweets Stir Up Revolt
The document's fiery language of revolt against tyranny inflamed those who see Trump as an autocrat.