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"We hold these truths - July 4, 1776” T-shirt

Regular price $ 27.95
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Our original design, celebrating July 4th and our nation's Declaration of Independence.

"I wanted a new patriotic shirt and chose the 1776 design with Jefferson's immortal words of human freedom on the back. I could not have been more pleased with the large bold design and soft, comfortable fit."
— Elizabeth C. ★★★★★

 

On the front, "1776" and our nation's first flag.

On the back, text from the original vellum copy that the delegates signed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness — July 4, 1776." 

The shirt: We’re offering your choice of fabrics and colors:
  • White - 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt — Grown, knitted, dyed, and sewn in the USA. Heavier weight, 5.4 oz. Your best choice if you're looking for a 100% Made in the USA shirt. Sizes S - 6X. this shirt runs small. Order one size up from what you normally wear. With "1776" on the front and  on the front and back. See size chart.
    Care: Wash white shirts in cold so that the colors don't run.
  • Light blue heather and silver - Our standard 4.3 oz. poly-cotton shirt that gets rave reviews. Our softest shirt. It's also our thinnest and lightest. It is very high-quality and long-wearing, but it is thin and light. Lots of people love them, which you can see in the reviews, but if you judge t-shirt quality based on weight or thickness, do not get this one. Instead, get the 100% cotton shirt above. Sizes XS - 3X. Note that "silver" is really more of a pewter color.  See size chart.
  • Also available on a dry-fit style long-sleeved moisture-wicking 100% polyester interlock shirt with SPF 40+ UV protection.

Note that the $3 price difference for the 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt is our higher wholesale cost; there is no additional margin.

We have this design on these shirts and sweatshirts:

You can also find this design on a static clingvinyl decal, and boxed notecards with envelope.

 Read more about the history behind this original design.



Shipping

For shipments to arrive by Father's Day, Sunday, June 16

  • Order by midnight Monday, June 10
  • Select UPS 3-day shipping at checkout
  • Signed books and custom embroidery take more time and may not arrive by Father's Day

Note: A few products, such as antique Oriental rugs, have special shipping policies stated on the product page. For those products, the information below does not apply.

For shipments to addresses within the U.S. (scroll down for International shipping) 

Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, and button packs is $5.95.

For hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets, the shipping cost is $8.95. 

Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.

Note that some large or heavy items, including larger framed prints, may have a different shipping charge or a shipping surcharge. When they do, it will be noted on the product page.

 

Timing

We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer. If there is an extended delay, it will be noted on the product page.

We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.

We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least two weeks in advance, especially if you are using USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for reliable, on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

Additional notes:

  • When fulfillment takes longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.

    Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. (See more on UPS in the next section.) 

      • $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.

      UPS 3 Business Day Select 

      Note: UPS 3 Business Day select is not available for addresses in Hawaii and Alaska. If UPS is selected for Hawaii or Alaska, the order will be shipped UPS Ground.

      Cut off time: Orders received by 8 am Eastern will ship the same business day.  Orders received after that time will ship the next business day. Applies to in-stock items that do not require personalization or signing. 
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day, and this includes delivery on Saturday.  This applies to the 48 contiguous states. 
          • $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

        • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
        Before placing your order, call 469-233-7712.

        For shipments to addresses outside the United States

        Destinations

        We only ship to locations that are served by US Postal Service International Service.

        Charges

        • Canada and Mexico

          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

        • Rest of the World

          • Rates starts at $65.00.

        Additional charges for all destinations

        Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

        If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

          All original designs are copyrighted by The History List

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.

          Mission

          Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

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          Customer Reviews

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          Elizabeth C.
          Nice soft shirt with bold design

          I wanted a new patriotic shirt and chose the 1776 design with Jefferson's immortal words of human freedom on the back. I could not have been more pleased with the large bold design and soft, comfortable fit. I chose the cotton washed denim color and was very pleased. After reading other reviews, I sized up from my usual size. The shirt has a roomy and comfortable fit and is very soft. I look forward to wear it on all patriotic occasions and would not hesitate to order again.

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          Stephanie M.
          Histoey tees

          Really nice shirts!

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          Customer
          Wearing America’s History

          If you’re proud of America’s History. You should consider getting a shirt or two. I believe people need to be reminded about the History of this Country. Warts and all. We are striving to become the America that our Founding Fathers invisioned. Wear your History proudly. Great quality shirts for every History Herd.

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          Sandra B.
          A+ experience

          I ordered a sweatshirt from the website. What caught my eye was that the products are advertised as being made in the USA. I looked what they had to offer and decided to place an order. I am thoroughly pleased with the offerings. The website is easy to navigate. My order was received in four days, and that was without expedited delivery! The quality is great. I will be giving it as a gift with pride. I am already looking at other products to place another order. This company is top notch, and I whole heartedly recommend it.

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          Lisa G.
          Great Quality

          I am very pleased with my shirt. It’s good quality, didn’t shrink when I washed it and feels good on. I’ll be purchasing more.

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          Elmer G.
          Great shirt

          Great looking shirt. Looks even better in person. You won’t be disappointed.

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          John L.
          Excellent

          The order arrived in a timely manner and everything was there and correct. I will be ordering more from you in the future.

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          Melvina C.
          Great tee shirt

          This tee shirt is comfortable and nice looking. It is easy to care for! Great buy! It won’t disappoint!