Category: History

The American Testament

In 1974, spurred by the upcoming United States bicentennial, the Aspen Institute held a three-day conference to study three momentous American documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. The conference proposed that those…

Independence Day Acrostic and Quiz

Acrostic: a line-by-line piece of writing where the first letter, or other certain letter, in each line forms a message when read from the top – down. In the piece below, read down through the first (boldfaced) letters after “Out of many ” to see the message.