SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Looking Forward to the Semiquincentennial (after Looking Up What That Means)
by M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska
Will the observance of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence be a moment of national unity or the moment when a simmering conflict over the nation's history erupts into open conflict? The key lies in using the commemoration to look forward.
SOURCE: Uncommon Sense
What You Need to Know about Public Commissions for the Upcoming Semiquincentennial in 2026
by Joseph M. Adelman
Historians who hope to be involved in the commemoration of the nation's 250th anniversary need to be aware of the structure and politics of state and federal commissions established for the semiquincentennial.
Get Ready Now for the Storm of Takes Coming at America's 250th Birthday
by John Garrison Marks
Major anniversaries tend to crystallize debates about how Americans learn and remember history. America's 250th will follow a presidential election and years of political argument about the teaching of history and make all parties eager to win the symbolic war.
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