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

Regular price $ 32.95
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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.

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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          Robin L.
          great shirts

          I love the quality of the T shirts and they have long time wear. Plus I am a history buff and love the messages.

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          Julie
          Great shirt!

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

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          Virginia
          My students LOVE this shirt!

          I got this shirt before starting the school year and wore it on our first Jean's Friday and my students loved it!

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          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.

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          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!

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          Ellen S.
          1776 Ladies V neck T Shirt

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

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          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!