Newt’s World – Episode 165: The 1776 Opportunity – a 2026 Year Long Celebration

July 2026 marks the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.  Newt looks back at the process the committee of five went through to write the Declaration and the significance of the document both then and now.  A 2026 year-long celebration is being planned to honor our country’s independence.  Read Newt’s essay at

Declaration of Independence History

Declaration of Independence – National Archives

The Declaration of Independence: A History – National Archives

Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams – July 3, 1776

Letter from John Hancock to George Washington – July 6, 1776

Thomas Jefferson’s Anecdotes of Benjamin Franklin [ca. 4 December 1818]

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Roger C. Weightman – June 24, 1826

Abraham Lincoln Letter to Henry L. Pierce – April 6, 1859

1619 Project

Preaching a Conspiracy Theory – Allen G. Guelzo