The Answer Sheet: Library of Congress


Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 06/30/2013

Busy babies at the Library of Congress

Washington D.C. is not exactly known as a laugh-riot city, certainly not in its marble sculpture. But the Library of Congress of all places offers a respite from that reputation.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:07 AM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  It's the Putti, Library of Congress

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 07/02/2010

Declaration of Independence rough draft shows crossout

Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Library of Congress has this news: Hyperspectral imaging of Thomas Jefferson’s rough draft of the Declaration of Independence has confirmed that he originally wrote the phrase “our fellow subjects,” but then scrawled over it the word “citizens.”

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Categories:  History | Tags:  Fourth of July, July 4, declaration of independence, declaration of independence and signers, declaration of independence text, history, independence day and history, library of congress and declaration, thomas jefferson and declaration

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Law student James Madison rediscovered through lost notes

The discovery that a series of aw notes thought to have been written by Thomas Jefferson were actually penned by James Madison has led to a call for a reassessment of the fourth U.S. president.

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Categories:  History | Tags:  history, james madison and law, james madison notes, jefferson's papers, library of congress and jefferson, library of congress and madison, lost notes found, madison notes found, thomas jefferson and james madison