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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Sun Commercial 28 Jan 2023
The January meeting of the Francis Vigo Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution was called to order Jan. 24 by Kathy Todd, first vice regent ... ....

Susannah French Putney DAR Jan. Meeting

Butler County Times Gazette 28 Jan 2023
By Carla Cook, SFP Secretary. The January regular meeting of the Susannah French Putney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held on January 20, 2023 at the Kansas Oil Museum in El Dorado, KS ... Members in attendance ... The next meeting will be on February 17th and will be a tea for the American History Essay Contest winner ... .......

National debt indicates country has lost its way

The News-Enterprise 28 Jan 2023
As tensions about raising the nation’s $31.4 trillion debt ceiling build, the headline that should be flashing in front of every American is that our country is not working ... One of the outcries that fueled the American revolution was taxation without representation ... Every American ......

We Are Aiken County: Salley’s annual Chitlin Strut is ‘Hog Heaven’ on Earth

The Post and Courier 28 Jan 2023
Editor's note. We Are Aiken County is a series of articles that will run through Feb. 26. It celebrates people, places and events that shaped Aiken County. If you’ve got the guts to strut, Salley is the place to be the Saturday after Thanksgiving ... In 1787 during the American Revolution, a battle took place at John Town ... Dempsey H.H ... On Dec ... ....

1923: Waseca High School burns to the ground

Post Bulletin 28 Jan 2023
Also Read. Community. The Champ visits Rochester in the ring. Joe Louis faced Iowa-born boxer Orian Ott in a four-round exhibition bout. January 24, 2023 01.00 PM ... Ann Ellinghuysen has been named the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution award at Lewiston High School.The ninth annual Winona Ice Gymkhana will be held on Lake Winona ... ....

Letters: Hope withers | Tighten laws | Focus on plastic | Unconstitutional ruling | Not ...

East Bay Times 28 Jan 2023
Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Hope withers asshootings continue. Re ... 27. ... And yet, because Americans apparently need guns for the next revolution that’ll come about, even the toughest gun laws aren’t cutting it ... The gun lobby needs to change something, lest that revolution actually happens ... 22) ... The U.S....

Doris Louise Junkin Weaver

The News-Enterprise 28 Jan 2023
Doris Louise Junkin Weaver, 88, of Radcliff, a wonderful, kind, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and teacher, passed away Saturday, Jan ... She graduated from Pickens County High School where she received the Daughters of the American Revolution Award and Scholarship Contest ... While teaching there, she and Charles raised two daughters....

Ruth Richmond Harrison

Messenger-Inquirer 28 Jan 2023
Ruth Richmond Harrison, 96, of Daviess County, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Ruth was born Aug. 14, 1926, to the late Ernest and Ursa Baskett ... She was also a trust officer at Owensboro National Bank ... She was a member of the General Evan Shelby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ... ....

How we get Europe to ensure Ukraine’s post-war success

New York Post 28 Jan 2023
More On. ukraine war. US two-front fentanyl folly, war on gas stoves is real and other commentary. Good riddance to Ron Klain and his ridiculous spin obsession ... Americans do not always appreciate the EU’s centrality in Ukrainian politics since at least the 2014 Maidan Revolution ... Dalibor Rohac is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute ... .......

Untold Nauvoo Stories Feb. 3-4

The Hawk Eye 28 Jan 2023
Souther worked for nine years as a genealogist at the Daughters of the American Revolution in their Washington, D.C., headquarters, and for almost 25 years as a genealogist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, researching and writing reports about groups that were petitioning the federal government to be acknowledged as Indian tribes....

Second-hand markets are on the up (and even Zara has jumped on the bandwagon)

The Sun Chronicle 28 Jan 2023
Now it is making a comeback ... The idea of recycling garments or repairing them to give them a new life represents a change of mentality and attitude, especially in a hyper-consumer market such as the North American one. Some brands have been able to channel this revolution in consumer values to become benchmarks for sustainability ... ....

MASSEY: More Of The Art Of Storytelling

The Greeneville Sun 28 Jan 2023
However, the devil comes in the details ... She portrays people from many different eras of American history, and she literally wrote the book on how to portray historical people.”. This past weekend, the NPS and OVTA again brought Darci Tucker to the Southern Campaigns theater of the American Revolution to work with us want-to-be story tellers ... .......

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