American Revolution

The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America.

Starting in 1765, members of American colonial society rejected the authority of the British Parliament to tax them without colonial representatives in the government. During the following decade, protests by colonists—known as Patriots—continued to escalate, as in the Boston Tea Party in 1773 during which patriots destroyed a consignment of taxed tea from the Parliament-controlled and favored East India Company. The British responded by imposing punitive laws—the Coercive Acts—on Massachusetts in 1774, following which Patriots in the other colonies rallied behind Massachusetts. In late 1774 the Patriots set up their own alternative government to better coordinate their resistance efforts against Great Britain, while other colonists, known as Loyalists, preferred to remain aligned to the British Crown.

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'Andy Warhol in Iran' tries to cut through the artist's enigma

Times Union 21 May 2022
Earlier this month, one of his Marilyn Monroe portraits sold for $195 million, a record price for a work by an American artist ... “I’m half Persian and I grew up in Austin, Texas during the Iranian revolution and the American hostage crisis ... during the revolution,” says Askari....

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier guard shares experiences

Hill Country Community Journal 21 May 2022
Hosted by the Major James Kerr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the event took place in the Cailloux Activity Center at Schreiner University. Attendees included members of the DAR plus members of the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, several ......


The Crescent News 21 May 2022
Gladys Donson was honored by members of The Daughters of the American Revolution ... Gladys passed away Dec. 21, 2019 ... ....

DAR Good Citizen Award, the winner is Emily Wahl

The Crescent News 21 May 2022
Fort Defiance Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Good Citizens Chairman Berne Heilshorn recently announced the winner of the DAR Good Citizen Award. Emily Wahl from Defiance High School ... ....

Suzanne Carolyn Carlson

Cadillac News 21 May 2022
Suzanne "Sue" Carolyn Carlson passed away on May 17, 2022 in Cadillac, Michigan after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Sue was born September 25, 1941 in Ionia, Michigan to Robert and Pauline (Speckin) Coble ... She was a member of St ... Michaels Welcome Club in Grand Ledge and The Daughters of the American Revolution ... Cadillac News. ....

MASSEY: Brothers Divided Always United

The Greeneville Sun 21 May 2022
One of my favorite Greeneville historians Carolyn Gregg recently asked me if I would be interested in information about two brothers that fought on opposite sides during the Civil War. Of course, I was interested ... Yes, there is a Greeneville connection here too ... It was a lesson learned by their grandparents during the American Revolution ... On Jan ... 6 ... Rev....

Historical marker notes Lafayette’s visit

News Graphic 20 May 2022
... so how do they relate in these new states to the American Revolution, the founding movement of this nation...Well, they have a chance with Lafayette to welcome a living representative of the American Revolution...he comes here, he comes to Kentucky, he comes to Scott County.”....

U.S.-Russia relations have uneasy history

The Monroe News 20 May 2022
It’s the latest chapter in a checkered history between the Americans and Russians, which spans two uneasy centuries ... 28, 1803, Russia formally recognized the United States, then just two decades removed from the American Revolution ... However, the Bolshevik Revolution ended diplomacy with the United States until President Franklin D....

Honored, privileged to bring Traveling Wall to city

Citrus County Chronicle 20 May 2022
American Legion Post 77, American Legion Riders Post 237, Amy Moodie/Crystal Harley-Davidson, Citrus County Cruisers, Citrus County Fire Rescue, Citrus County Sherriff’s Office, Citrus County All Veteran Honor Guard, Citrus County Veterans Coalition, Citrus ......

DAR sponsors five to Girls State

Crossville Chronicle 20 May 2022
The Daughters of the American Revolution, Crab-Orchard Chapter, is sponsoring five girls from Cumberland County and Stone Memorial high schools for the 2022 Volunteer Girls State program....

Noam Chomsky: The Supreme Court Is Wielding Illegitimate Authority in the US

truthout 20 May 2022
There were popular movements, primarily African American but joined by others to a degree, which made it possible for the Warren Court’s rulings to be implemented ... Business and the Making of American Gun Culture ... In the early days of the industrial revolution, Americans regarded “getting a job” as an intolerable attack on human rights and dignity....

Conference of US conservatives opens in Orban's Hungary

Decatur Daily 20 May 2022
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Dozens of prominent conservatives from Europe, the United States and elsewhere gathered Thursday in Hungary as the American Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, was held in Europe for the first time ... commentators to warn of American conservatives allegedly embracing anti-democratic tactics....

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