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

Regular price $ 32.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 32.95 USD
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With or without back imprint

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

In your choice of two design options:

  1. “1776" and our nation's first flag on the front with no imprint on the back.
  2. 1776" and our nation's first flag on the front, and on the back, the text taken 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."

Our design is printed on the same super soft 4.2 ounce t-shirt from Next Level that features a long flattering cut and a deep V. Click on the "See size chart" button below to view the measurements before you select your size. Based on the feedback from buyers, one of whom characterized it as more of a "feminine fit," you might want to order a size larger than you would if you were ordering a standard men's/unisex shirt.


This design is also available on a crewneck shirt in antique denim, crewneck sweatshirt in charcoal, and a grey tank top.

Also in a white 100% cotton Made in USA shirt and on a polycotton shirt in light blue heather, and silver with the 1776 on the front and text from the Declaration at the back.

Also available on a dry-fit style long-sleeved moisture-wicking 100% polyester interlock shirt with SPF 40+ UV protection.

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

Shop for more 1776 products in this collection.

Read more about the history behind this original design.





Announcement: Pausing shipping for Independence Day week

We are pausing shipping for the week of Independence Day. Place orders by July 1 at noon Eastern an in-stock items that don't require personalization will ship July 1 or July 2. We will resume shipping July 11.


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.

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 use 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. We strong recommend selecting UPS (details below), especially during November and December.

      • $4.95 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 $4.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $7.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
      • UPS 3 Business Day Select
      Cut off time: Order must be received by 3 pm Eastern and it will ship the next business day.
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
          • $12.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $15.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is much, much higher than what we’re charging, we reserve the right to contact customers to discuss options.

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

        Charges for shipping to destinations outside the United States

        Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

        • 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.

          All 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.


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

          Customer Reviews

          Based on 5 reviews
          Great shirt!

          Would definitely purchase from this site again! I did size up and it fits great!

          Hope E.
          New favorite shirt

          This is one of the best purchases ever! The shirt is so comfortable, like a favorite you’ve had for years. The saying on the back is the reason I made this purchase, it looks great on the shirt. And the customer service was amazing.

          Larisa M.
          Great shirt!

          This is like my 6th History List shirt I own. I am in love with their designs and their quality never fails! The shirt is incredibly comfortable. The v-neck styles do run small so I recommend a size up. This shirt is so fun to wear, glad I decided to get it!

          Ellen S.
          1776 Ladies V neck T Shirt

          Great, friendly and prompt service! T Shirt fits beautifully. Soft and comfortable. Thank you, History List!

          Ellen R.B.
          So comfy!

          I was really pleased with my order, and Lee was helpful through the whole process. I got so many compliments when I wore it on the 4th. The shirt is very soft and light-weight, perfect for summer weather!

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