polish american history

reblog if you post any of the following:

(please only reblog if you post your own content!)

classical music (memes included)

music aesthetic

music history

women composers/musicians

strings, brass, woodwind, percussion

Amadeus (1987), Victoria, Turn: Washingtons Spies

any eastern european/slavic history (preferably before communism)

american history (1700s-1960s)

world history (1900s to today)

fashion history (before 1900s)

victorian era photography

Shakespeare

literature

german, french, russian, polish

plants

romantic era art

Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Verdi, Gustav Mahler, Clara Wieck-Schumann, Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Amy Beach, Claude Debussy, Richard Wagner, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cecile Chaminade, Dmitri Shostakovitch, Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Aram Khachaturian, Sergei Rachmaninov, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Faure, Bela Bartok, Samuel Barber, Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten, Max Bruch, Gustav Holst, Jean Sibelius, George Gershwin, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Erik Satie, Antonin Dvorak (any others you can think of!!)

Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Marquis de Lafayette, Adrienne de Lafayette, John Laurens, Nathan Hale, Banastre Tarleton, John Adams, Benjamin Tallmage, Baron von Steuben (other figures of the american revolution) 

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today in history »  The Constitution of 3 May 1791

The constitution (Polish: Konstytucja 3 maja) is considered one of the most important achievements in the history of Poland, despite being in effect for only a year, until the Russo-Polish War of 1792. The constitution was a milestone in the history of law and the rise of democracy. 

It has been called the second constitution in world history, following the 1788 ratification of the United States Constitution. The memory of the May 3 Constitution—recognized by political scientists as a very progressive document for its time—for generations helped keep alive Polish aspirations for an independent and just society, and continued to inform the efforts of its authors’ descendants. 

In Poland it is viewed as a national symbol, and the culmination of all that was good and enlightened in Polish history and culture. The 3rd May anniversary of its adoption has been observed as Poland’s most important civil holiday since Poland regained independence in 1918. Its importance for the Polish people has been compared to that of July 4 to the Americans.

I wish that Tadeusz Kosciuszko had a Tumblr fandom. I mean one consisting of people other than just me.

Reasons to join the fandom:

1. He was an abolitionist. He also supported equality for women, Jews, serfs, and, like, everyone.

2. He was friends with John Laurens.

3. He was a really awesome person.

4. He was Polish, so if you’re Polish and a history geek, have we got the guy for you.

5. He was a mama’s boy.

6. One time he apparently walked into a synagogue and was like, “Hey, let’s start a revolution for equality for y’all” and everyone in there was like “Okay.”

7. He had great hair.

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Got a picture with my favorite man.