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A #militia billing itself as a security force is vowing to protect the #SecondAmendment.

The #ThreePercentSecurity force, named after those who fought in the #Americanrevolution (It's said - only three percent of the colonists fought against the king's tyranny) says they're preparing to "uphold and defend the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic." They train like a military, "basic infantry man skills, everything from communications to combat lifesaving medical first aid." Founded in Henry County, the group started out as an anti- #PresidentBarackObama group, before openly supporting #PresidentDonaldTrump's run for President. "#HillaryClinton is a gun grabbing, crook," they said of his opponent.

The group said they'll vow to protect the Second Amendment, even under Trump. "The government or law enforcement agencies, disarming people, it's a constant threat," one member said.

Membership grows under Marine Corp vet leader

Since the election in November, they say their militia's membership has boomed from a few dozen to 400 members — active and armed.

Lead by Marine Corps veteran, Chris Hill — their presence has been seen at recent anti-Trump demonstrations, guns in hand. They say their goal is to create awareness of the right to bear arms.

But they say they're also out to help those who may need protection. "The level of violence I see coming from these protests is alarming, I think that creates more of a need for people like us to be there," Hill said.

Hill says, just as #antiTrump supporters have a right to organize and protest, his group wants to show their presence. "We have a duty to protect, our freedom, our liberty, our constitutional Republic." Hill said. "That responsibility can't be deferred to you know Congress," #CivilWar #CivilUnrest

Not often is it possible to hold a 1792 half disme in your hand, let alone 3 of them. Legend has it that sweet Martha Washington donated some of her silverware to have these minted.
#coins #numismatics #halfdisme #collectors #silver #history #blastfromthepast #americanrevolution #birthofanation #1776 #1792 #handheldhistory

Not medical history, but I couldn’t resist posting this. This is the earliest born woman ever captured on film. Her name is Hannah Stilley, and she was born in 1746... which means she was 30-years-old when the United States came into existence! She was photographed in 1840 at the age of 94. The original daguerreotype of this portrait is missing. This print comes from a 1936 book by Alva Gorby. The history of photography has roots in remote antiquity with the discovery of the principle of the camera obscura (a dark room) and the observation that some substances are visibly altered by exposure to light. As far as is known, nobody thought of bringing these two phenomena together to capture camera images in permanent form until around 1800, when Thomas Wedgwood made the first reliably documented although unsuccessful attempt. In the mid-1820s, Nicéphore Niépce succeeded, but several days of exposure in the camera were required and the earliest results were very crude. Niépce's associate Louis Daguerre went on to develop the daguerreotype process, the first publicly announced photographic process, which required only minutes of exposure in the camera and produced clear, finely detailed results. It was commercially introduced in 1839, a date generally accepted as the birth year of practical photography. More info on the history of photography: http://bit.ly/2dAEjTP #oldphotos #victorian #TIL #believeitornot #themoreyouknow #photography #photographylover #photographyart #19thcentury #americanrevolution #americanhistory #history #wow

On this day in 1778, Baron von Steuben arrives at #ValleyForge. His task? To better train and organize the soldiers in the #American army. Steuben was a former Prussian officer who’d been looking for work. He’d found himself meeting with Silas Deane and #BenjaminFranklin, the American ambassadors to France. He was told he could go to America as a volunteer, but he’d have to earn his own pay and rank. It took several months, but Steuben eventually made it to America with a letter of introduction from Franklin. The Continental Congress sent Steuben to meet with General #GeorgeWashington, then in winter camp at Valley Forge. Steuben later described the army that he found there. “No European army,” he said, “could have held together in such circumstances.” The Prussian got to work. The army had not been trained in any kind of organized way. Or, sometimes, men had been trained, but differently in different states. Fighting in those days was harder than you might think, partly because the weapons took so much time load and fire. Coordination was needed to be effective. Steuben’s efforts paid off. When the Army left Valley Forge, it was far more organized and professional than it had been. Steuben also created a drill manual. This “Blue Book” became the first manual for the #UnitedStates #Army and remained in use until 1812! Steuben not only improved the army then existing at Valley Forge. He created a system whereby the army was better for the rest of the #Revolution—and beyond. We often hear about the sufferings at Valley Forge—and there were many. But there were benefits, too. Time spent with Steuben was one of them. FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #TDIH #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #AmericanRevolution #UnsungHeroes #classicalconversations #PAHistory #historybuff #sharethehistory

Brenda is one of the talented historical interpreters at Mount Vernon. She said she has learned much about daily life in the 18th century by reading my Seeds of America trilogy. I was so honored to hear this!
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“At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security.” Jodi Rell .
That certainly was the case for the garrison at #Fort Stanwix. For most of the period of occupation (1776-1781) the fort provided excellent security due to its design. For example, the long poles jutting from the walls of the fort are called fraise – fraise are sharpened wooden stakes projecting out horizontally from the forts walls to prevent an enemy from using scaling ladders to gain entrance to the fort. The fraise ran completely around the fort and worked very well. Pictured is the curtain wall connecting the northern and southern bastions on the west side of the fort. Fort Stanwix is the “Fort that never surrendered”. Visit the fort, explore the fortifications, and discover why it never surrendered. RPR
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Happy 285th birthday to #GeorgeWashington!

Think you know everything there is to know about Washington? Check the link in our bio for a blog on common misconceptions about our first #POTUS.

#colonialwilliamsburg #georgewashington #washington #history #americanrevolution #potus #quote #quotes #truth #foundingfather #founders #wisewords

On this day, and everyday, #americanrevolution vodka honors veterans. We are veteran owned, veteran operated and steadfast in our purpose to help our fellow veterans. Enjoy an ice tea, a steak, a beer and of course a vodka with the veteran in your life today. #whatdoesfreedomtasteliketoyou

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Join the Peninsula Heritage School Fifth Grade Students as they sing and dance their way through the American Revolution for the 12th consecutive year! Get up close and personal with American Heroes like Abigail Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other patriots that helped form this “perfect union” called The United States of America. 🎭🎬🎼 Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link in our bio, or by calling the Norris Theatre Box Office at (310) 544-0403 ext. 221. 🎟⭐️🎫 Box Office Hours:
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"From Memory to Monument - A Community, A Fort, & A Future" -
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The Fort Stanwix National Monument Master Plan, National Park Service, 1967
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The National Park Service asked for the land on which the original fort once stood to reconstruct Fort Stanwix. This plan, developed by the National Parks Service, complimented the city’s plan to capitalize on heritage tourism.
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#national_park_photography #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #National_park_pictures #GoParks #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #rhsfriendsofthefort #memorytomonumnet #romeNY @romehistoricalsociety #romehistoricalsociety #fortstanwix #exhibit #museum #museumexhibit #archeology #excavations #fort #fortifications #architecture #monument #americanrevolution #mohawkvalley #museumcollections #history

#TBT to the Betsy Ross House in 1895!
Every 250 years or so, houses need a little work. To improve the visitor experience, Betsy Ross House will be closed Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 10. During that time, you'll still be able to meet Betsy and Phillis at the Independence Visitor Center.
Click the link in our profile for the exact dates and times.

Sunny and mid-70s today in upstate New York! Found this tribute to the soldiers of Army of the Potomac in the park. #SaratogaNY #ArmyOfThePotomac #AmericanRevolution #SaratogaSprings #CongressPark

I'm currently production designing a short film called #agent355 about a female spy in the American Revolution. Any donations or awareness you can raise would be greatly appreciated to make this short film a reality! Donate at http://kck.st/2ldAQNS or find us on Facebook @agent355film #kickstarter #shortfilm #columbiacollegechicago #spygames #studentlife #americanrevolution #girlpower #agent355film #donate #usa #history #shortfilm #studentfilm #helpusmakeamovie

One man has a renowned book and an award winning play, the other walked off the dueling field alive. It's been a duel that has burned in the minds of many for hundreds of years that had stunned a nation. Read the rivalry that had spanned decades when both were young and trying to make their way in to George Washingtons graces.
#alexanderhamilton #aaronburr #duel #americanhistory #americanrevolution #rivals #bn #philadelphia #southjersey #deptford

One if by land, two if by sea. (Did you know he didn't actually ride around bellowing "the British are coming" like we hear it taught. It was probably more of a trot, and I imagine he kept his voice to a loud whisper but it's thought that he said "the Regulars are coming out" so he could go about less noticed). .
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#paulrevere #andhiswellendowedhorse #americanrevolution #patriot #statue #northend #bostoncity #massachusetts #usa #charlesriver #southafricansabroad #hugastatuetoday #seetheworld #adventure #exploremore #sarongsandsuperglue #travelbug #travelblog #travelgram #instatravel

“At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security.” Jodi Rell .
That certainly was the case for the garrison at #Fort Stanwix. For most of the period of occupation (1776-1781) the fort provided excellent security due to its design. For example, the long poles jutting from the walls of the fort are called fraise – fraise are sharpened wooden stakes projecting out horizontally from the forts walls to prevent an enemy from using scaling ladders to gain entrance to the fort. The fraise ran completely around the fort and worked very well. Pictured is the curtain wall connecting the northern and southern bastions on the west side of the fort. Fort Stanwix is the “Fort that never surrendered”. Visit the fort, explore the fortifications, and discover why it never surrendered. RPR
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#national_park_photography #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #National_park_pictures #GoParks #FindYourPark #nightswatch #encuentratuparque #vikings #vikingship #winteriscoming #jonsnow #brownpeoplecamping #ragnar #castleblack #rhsfriendsofthefort #duty #dedication #army #fortifications #fort #americanrevolution #newyorkstate #carpentry #woodwork #carpenter

On this day in 1778, Baron von Steuben arrives at #ValleyForge. His task? To better train and organize the soldiers in the #American army. Steuben was a former Prussian officer who’d been looking for work. He’d found himself meeting with Silas Deane and #BenjaminFranklin, the American ambassadors to France. He was told he could go to America as a volunteer, but he’d have to earn his own pay and rank. It took several months, but Steuben eventually made it to America with a letter of introduction from Franklin. The Continental Congress sent Steuben to meet with General #GeorgeWashington, then in winter camp at Valley Forge. Steuben later described the army that he found there. “No European army,” he said, “could have held together in such circumstances.” The Prussian got to work. The army had not been trained in any kind of organized way. Or, sometimes, men had been trained, but differently in different states. Fighting in those days was harder than you might think, partly because the weapons took so much time load and fire. Coordination was needed to be effective. Steuben’s efforts paid off. When the Army left Valley Forge, it was far more organized and professional than it had been. Steuben also created a drill manual. This “Blue Book” became the first manual for the #UnitedStates #Army and remained in use until 1812! Steuben not only improved the army then existing at Valley Forge. He created a system whereby the army was better for the rest of the #Revolution—and beyond. We often hear about the sufferings at Valley Forge—and there were many. But there were benefits, too. Time spent with Steuben was one of them. FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #TDIH #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #AmericanRevolution #UnsungHeroes #classicalconversations #PAHistory #historybuff #sharethehistory

#onecoinaday #medal #britishnavy #britishadmiral #richard #howe in 1794 won the navy battle of the #glorious #first of #june he joined Royal Navy at 13 and fought in Pacific, #austrian #succession #jacobite #rebellion #sevenyearswar and the #americanrevolution nicknamed Black Dick Howe dark complexation is credited with perfecting the Royal Navy's signal system. NON SORTE SED VIRTUTE not by luck but by valour. #nssv1794 largest fleet action of Great Britain and First French Republic #silver #veryrare #uncirculated #patina #ushant #🔱triton #olympusomdem1 #zuiko60mmf28

Spring really is coming!
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📷by @photolope #muchlatergram

#tbt to a portrait my brother asked me to do. #sketch #draw #revolution #americanrevolution #soldier #hamilton

Fort Sumter is well known for its role in the Civil War, but we found the nearby Fort Moultrie even more interesting. Used for defence and training from the American Revolution through World War II, a visit here is an amazing exploration of American military history & technology.
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#fortmoultrie #Charleston #sc #SouthCarolina #history #nationalpark #fort #americanrevolution #americancivilwar #ww2 #americanhistory

A #militia billing itself as a security force is vowing to protect the #SecondAmendment.

The #ThreePercentSecurity force, named after those who fought in the #Americanrevolution (It's said - only three percent of the colonists fought against the king's tyranny) says they're preparing to "uphold and defend the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic." They train like a military, "basic infantry man skills, everything from communications to combat lifesaving medical first aid." Founded in Henry County, the group started out as an anti- #PresidentBarackObama group, before openly supporting #PresidentDonaldTrump's run for President. "#HillaryClinton is a gun grabbing, crook," they said of his opponent.

The group said they'll vow to protect the Second Amendment, even under Trump. "The government or law enforcement agencies, disarming people, it's a constant threat," one member said.

Membership grows under Marine Corp vet leader

Since the election in November, they say their militia's membership has boomed from a few dozen to 400 members — active and armed.

Lead by Marine Corps veteran, Chris Hill — their presence has been seen at recent anti-Trump demonstrations, guns in hand. They say their goal is to create awareness of the right to bear arms.

But they say they're also out to help those who may need protection. "The level of violence I see coming from these protests is alarming, I think that creates more of a need for people like us to be there," Hill said.

Hill says, just as #antiTrump supporters have a right to organize and protest, his group wants to show their presence. "We have a duty to protect, our freedom, our liberty, our constitutional Republic." Hill said. "That responsibility can't be deferred to you know Congress," #CivilWar #CivilUnrest

Feeling exploited by British merchants and hampered by British regulations, planter and member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, George Washington rose as a prominent leader of the American Revolution and was elected commander in chief of the Continental Army at the Second Continental Congress in May of 1775. Six grueling years later, the war was won and by 1789 when the new Constitution was ratified, Washington was unanimously elected President by the Electoral College. This week marks George Washington’s 265th birthday and the 120th anniversary of the celebration of the President’s Day holiday when Americans commemorate the leaders who have helped keep our nation strong. Examine this 1797 portrait by Gilbert Stuart, and other presidential portraits in the @whitehouse ‘s collection, thanks to @whitehousehistory , in Boulevard’s newest title, debuting today, "American Experience: Revolution, Perseverance and Innovation” #outnow in the @oculus store for Gear VR.
#americanexp #blvrd #VR #virtualreality #AR #augmentedreality #MR #mixedreality #edtech #history #americanhistory #democracy #whitehouse #thewhitehouse #washingtonDC #washington #dc #art #artist #arthistory #painter #painting #georgewashington #presidentsday #whha #americanrevolution #gilbertstuart #continentalcongress #president