The View From the Castle: As Bicentennial year begins, Americans may want to renew old ideals and thus reinforce their effort to achieve fraternity

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With the beginning of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley urges Americans to celebrate with more than just fireworks and speeches. Ripley calls for a rebirth of an old idea, American fraternalism, in the sense that universal education demands the responsibility of knowledge.


Bicentennial of the American Revolution


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Smithsonian Vol. 6, no. 10 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • January 1976
  • 19th century


  • Anniversaries
  • Education
  • Castle View
  • History


United States

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