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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Why the alt-right believes another American Revolution is coming

Stuff 18 Jan 2021
Trump supporters have staked a claim to the US Constitution and the founding era of the country in their battle against what they perceive as an 'illegitimate' government .......

Philadelphia Winn Daughters of the American Revolution lead wreath-laying ceremony to honor military veterans

Gwinnett Daily Post 17 Jan 2021
Local daughters, sons and children of the American Revolution were recently joined by Boy Scouts and Air Force JROTC cadets to lay wreaths on the graves of military veterans in Lawrenceville ... ....

The Russian Revolution: Separating Truth From Myth

Dissident Voice 17 Jan 2021
As might be expected, the author is referring to the preposterous claim that American capitalists — or “Wall Street bankers” — secretly financed one of the most epochal political revolutions in world history which overthrew the Romanov dynasty and ended the Russian Empire, leading to the establishment of the Soviet Union....

Skaters and hockey players return to the ice

The Scranton Times-Tribune 17 Jan 2021
The holidays are typically the busiest time for ice skating, and shutting down public sessions led to big losses for both the Toyota SportsPlex in Wilkes-Barre and Revolution Ice Centre in Jenkins Twp. Revolution recently started offering public ice skating sessions again and Toyota SportsPlex just resumed sessions this weekend at limited capacity....

Decades later, LIers who bore witness to history agree: King's words still resonate

Newsday 17 Jan 2021
Martin Luther King Jr.'s melodic cadence as he delivered a seething rebuke of the nation's income inequality and promised a revolution to deliver equal rights to millions of Black Americans ... Don't sleep through a revolution.' And that ......

Inaugurations past: The door to the White House

Marietta Daily Journal 17 Jan 2021
Jan. 17—George Washington's inauguration in New York City drew throngs of people who heard the humble hero of the American Revolution say that he would not take a salary as president, only expenses. "He's rich. He wants to make the ... ....

On Eve of Insurrection, InfoWars Host Mocked Members of Congress 'Scurrying Around in Secret Tunnel

Democratic Underground 17 Jan 2021
The day before Trump supporters stormed the U.S ... Shroyer, who accompanies Alex Jones at public events and tells the crowds how great Jones is, spoke before introducing Jones as the “man who was the genesis in many ways of this second American Revolution.” ... Trump is your daddy!” ... ....

Trump is out, but US evangelicalism remains alive and well in Africa

Beijing News 17 Jan 2021
And many fall in step with American evangelical theology on the denial of LGBTI rights and the curtailing of women's reproductive rights ... The spread of American evangelicalism ... This political theology claims that God established the US as an "exceptional" nation that overcame tyranny with God's help through the American Revolution....

Elon Musk donates $5 million to education group Khan Academy

Wtop 17 Jan 2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has donated $5 million to the online learning organization Khan Academy ... While many students may not recognize Khan’s face, millions of them know Khan by his voice, because of his video tutorials on subjects ranging from photosynthesis and calculus to the American Revolution ... Source ....

John Hood: Trashed Capitol should revolt us all

News & Record 17 Jan 2021
I loved it ... I relished the work ... They were trashing the American republic itself ... Reversing this dangerous turn in American life and politics will require multiple steps ... John Hood is chairman of the John Locke Foundation and author of the forthcoming novel "Mountain Folk," a historical fantasy set during the American Revolution (

China, Russia, Iran watching A time of reckoning

Arkansas Online 17 Jan 2021
In the 2020 presidential election, 74 million Americans voted for Donald Trump ... Hard on the heels of the American Revolution came the storming of the Bastille in France ... political espionage by means of criminal burglary, widespread violation of the civil liberties of American citizens, and so on....

Elon Musk donates $5 million to Mountain View-based education group Khan Academy

East Bay Times 17 Jan 2021
By Alaa Elassar . CNN. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has donated $5 million to the online learning organization Khan Academy ... While many students may not recognize Khan’s face, millions of them know Khan by his voice, because of his video tutorials on subjects ranging from photosynthesis and calculus to the American Revolution. Related Articles ... Walters ... ....