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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Colonial Dames XVII Century host meeting

Victoria Advocate 08 Dec 2021
4. Chapter President Pauline M ... Feature speaker, Paul Janda, spoke on “Unsung Heroes of the American Revolution.” He noted individuals of many different backgrounds fought for American freedom who we know little about as the history of the American Revolution often revolves around well-known figures or important battles ... .......
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Red Clay marker rededicated

The Daily Citizen 08 Dec 2021
The Robert Loughridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the local Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) chapter came together on Oct. 14 at Red Clay Road in Cohutta to pay tribute to the Georgia Daughters ... ....
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Whitley JROTC takes part in Pearl Harbor remembrance event

Times-Tribune 08 Dec 2021
Cadets from the Whitley County JROTC Program joined the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution to ......
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Julius S. Scott, author of ‘The Common Wind,’ dies at 66

Wtop 08 Dec 2021
Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution,” received a Special Achievement Award from the GIlder Lerhman Institute of American History, among other honors ... “As a young African-American, I noticed other Black athletes from Africa, the Caribbean and South America, ......
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Julius S. Scott, author of 'The Common Wind,' dies at 66

North Shore News 08 Dec 2021
Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution,” received a Special Achievement Award from the GIlder Lerhman Institute of American History, among other honors ... “As a young African-American, I noticed other Black athletes from Africa, the Caribbean and South America, ......
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Chinese spokesperson questions US qualification of holding democracy summit

China.dot.org 08 Dec 2021
"The American democracy does not fit in other countries and the U.S. is notorious for launching 'color revolution' ... He noted that relevant polls and reports show that 45 percent of Americans think democracy is not functioning properly at home, while 52 percent of American young adults believe U.S....
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Understanding What Happened in Ukraine in 2014

Consortium News 08 Dec 2021
dating back to the American Revolution ... Russian news media only reports American-backed rebels fighting in the Maritimes, not American troops ... Russia’s ultimate aim, beginning with the imposition of sanctions on the U.S., appears to be a color revolution in Washington to overthrow Obama and install a Russian-friendly American president....
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Elliot Pierce: The perils of not following Honest Abe's advice

Walker & Catoosa County News 08 Dec 2021
The 1830s in America was a time of great change, as much of American history has been ... “Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others....
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Travel bans 2021

Pauls Valley Democrat 08 Dec 2021
Nancy Pelosi released a statement that said, “The Trump administration’s expansion of its outrageous, un-American travel ban threatens our security, our value, and the rule of law ... The previous year the Islamic Revolution took over the country and held American embassy workers hostage for what turned out to be 444 days....
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TODAY IN HISTORY

Evening Times 08 Dec 2021
1776George Washington’s retreating army in the American Revolution crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania ... 1863 – U.S ... 1863 – Tom King of England defeated American John Heenan and became the first world heavyweight champion. 1886 – At a convention of union leaders in Columbus, OH, the American Federation of Labor was founded ... ....
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Jacquelyn Greene Ward

Waycross Journal Herald 08 Dec 2021
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Lyman Hall Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, of which she was a long-time member ... and burial in the church cemetery ... ....
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The Democratic Party is missing a big opportunity to learn from FDR's success

Alternet 08 Dec 2021
Largely because of the horrors of the Republican Great Depression, Americans realized that, as President Franklin D ... “[I]t was to win freedom from the tyranny of political autocracy that the American Revolution was fought.” ... Which is where most Americans found themselves under the ravages of raw, unregulated capitalism....
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