July 24, 2014

Today in History: John Parker & the Minutemen

Statue of Capt. Parker, Lexington, Mass.

Today in History–July 13–the Library of Congress features minuteman John Parker, born in Lexington, Massachusetts on this day in 1729. Find out more about the first shots in the U.S. war for independence and those who fought by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources and learning resources. Minutemen primary source set Minute men sheet music Learning from the Source: Minutemen & the Start of the Revolution Revolutionary War … [Read more...]

Today in History: Yankee Doodle

yankeedoodle

Today in History–April 19–the Library of Congress features the song Yankee Doodle, which the colonials are said to have sung as they forced the British back to Boston on this day in 1775. Learn more about this song and the Lexington & Concord skirmishes by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access related primary sources. Yankee Doodle sheet music Yankee Doodle song recordings Yankee Doodle books & articles Yankee Doodle image set Battles … [Read more...]