July 16, 2018

Today in History: Flag Day

Today in History–June 14–the Library of Congress features Flag Day, which celebrates the adoption of the first design of the United States flag by the Continental Congress on this date in 1777. Did you know that there have been 27 official versions of the flag? Get more fascinating flag facts by visiting the Today in History section (see the April 13 entry on the Grand Old Flag as well), then follow the links below to access flag-related primary sources and teaching resources. Flag Day image … [Read more...]

Today in History: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Today in History–February 2–the Library of Congress features the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on this day in 1848. The treaty ended the United States' war with Mexico and extended the U.S. western boundary to the Pacific ocean. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to discover more about this war between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. Check out the treaties section of Congress.gov to access modern-day treaties between the United Stated and … [Read more...]

Today in History: Puerto Rico

Today in History–October 18–the Library of Congress features Puerto Rico. On this date in 1898, American troops fighting in the Spanish-American War raised the United States flag in Puerto Rico formalizing U.S. control of this former Spanish colony. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary sources about this current U.S. commonwealth. Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War primary source collection Puerto Rico at the Dawn of … [Read more...]