Betsy Ross

Who is Betsy Ross?

Legend has it that George Washington personally asked Betsy Ross to sew the first American Flag in 1776. However, it is just that: a legend. There was little, if any, record keeping during that time in history, so much of the Betsy Ross tale has passed on from each generation.... Read more

Tax Day

Tax Day is today!

Income tax was first introduced in the United States in 1861, when annual incomes over $800 were taxed, with the revenue used to help fund the American Civil War efforts. At the time, income tax was considered unconstitutional and repealed in 1872. The rules and regulations of the income tax... Read more

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Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson

Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson! April 13th Thomas Jefferson was an author, historian, and philosopher.  He wrote the Declaration of Independence, was the third president of the United States, founded the University of Virginia, and served his country for over five decades. In 1776, as a member of the Continental Congress,... Read more