Which Document?

Just wanted to jump on the blog and say that my full series on Gone With The Wind over at Emerging Civil War is wrapping up this week and I will post it here on Friday with all the links! Hopefully, then, there were be some resemblance of “normal” and a posting schedule around here.

Now for a little Wednesday Wandering… People are talking about history in ways that I’ve never seen before. There’s a lot of curiosity. There’s a lot of good information, but misinformation is also a problem.

One thing that really, really bugs me is when the Declaration of Independence is quoted as the U.S. Constitution…and unfortunately, I’ve seen it multiple times recently. So…here’s your history tip the week before Fourth of July:

Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness

Is in the Declaration of Independence, not the U.S. Constitution. The declaration was ratified on July 4, 1776, and most of the signers added their names on August 2, 1776, declaring the 13 colonies to be free of British rule.

Happy, helpful tip this Wednesday!

Miss Sarah

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