This Week in History
Global Travel Alliance trips to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and more are great opportunities for student groups to get outside and explore an outdoor classroom. This week is an important week in our American history, so keep reading to learn more about our educational American Heritage programs!
On this day, 1776 – meeting in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, delegates to the Continental Congress begin discussion on a draft of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. It was a committee of five delegates responsible for the draft – John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston, but Jefferson was responsible for the writing.
On this day, 1863 – Union forces collide with Confederate forces in search of shoes and supplies west of the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg had begun.