National Constitution Center:Dec 19, 2014Enjoy the #NCCBillofRights with the whole family this winter break! The Founding Fathers Family Fun Pack offers a family of four discounted admission to the entire museum, access to our new "Constituting Liberty" exhibition, and lunch in our onsite cafe for just $65. Plan your visit: http://goo.gl/6aWM3M
National Constitution Center:Dec 19, 2014It was 238 years ago today Thomas Paine wrote these immortal words: "“These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2014/12/how-thomas-paines-other-pamphlet-saved-the-revolution/
National Constitution Center:Dec 19, 2014"Washington often reminded his troops that they were an army of liberty and freedom and that the rights for which they were fighting should be extended to their enemies."
The publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense caused a sensation in early 1776 as it explained the need for freedom. But it was a second series of pamphlets published on December 19 of that year that inspire a huge American military victory.