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Important Days & Historical Events in American Development

A collection of resources exploring important historical topics and celebrating the American calendar

The Jack Miller Center is pleased to offer several collections of resources that enhance understanding of American political development and history. Each collection focuses on an American holiday or important aspect of the nation’s history. Resources draw from the writing of our fellows’, primary documents, and respected centers of knowledge, such as the Library of Congress and the National Archives. Click through the sections below to view the different collections.

 


 

HOLIDAYS & IMPORTANT DATES

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (3rd Monday of January)

Martin Luther King Jr. at March on Washington, 1963

 


 

Flag Day  (June 14)

Our Banner in the Sky, by Frederic Edwin Church

 


 

Independence Day  (July 4)

 


 

Labor Day  (1st Monday of September)

First Labor Day parade

 


 

Constitution Day  (September 17)

 


 

Free Speech Week (3rd full week of October)

Give me liberty

 


 

Veterans Day (November 11)

Colorado Springs Veterans Day parade

 


 

Thanksgiving (4th Thursday of November)

One of the Family, Frederick George Cotman

 


 

Hanukkah & Christmas (25th of Kislev & December 25)

Philadelphia Winter Landscape, Thomas Birch

 


 

TOPICS & EVENTS IN U.S. HISTORY

 

John Adams

John Adams, Asher B. Durand