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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'None of this adds up': Expert shreds Trump's contradictory statements on accountability

Raw Story 02 Mar 2024
"The one thing I would add, the essence of our Constitution, what it's about, what we fought the American Revolution about is about one big principle, which is that nobody is above the law, whether you are called King George III or whether you are called Donald Trump" — and Trump is endlessly claiming to be above the law....
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Time to prepare my tax returns — a monumental waste of time and money

New York Post 02 Mar 2024
My income tax is due in a few weeks!. I hate it ... The form alone scares me ... And so on ... No wonder most Americans pay for some form of assistance ... But “Americans don’t need to be bribed to give,” notes Steve Forbes ... ... American colonists started a revolution partly over taxes ... Now Americans meekly (mostly) accept new and much higher taxes....
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Pickering's Plan: Washington's confidante set the standard for militias

The Salem News 01 Mar 2024
Newhall and Erbetta will highlight this turning point of the politics of Salem in 1774, focusing on Pickering’s role in reshaping the militia, and the coming of the American Revolution ... Essex County Revolution 250 is an initiative by Essex Heritage to promote the diverse stories ......
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Helena woman's research leads to honor for 'forgotten patriot'

Independent Record 01 Mar 2024
Lovell’s five years in the Continental Congress during the American Revolution became her second historical fiction novel, “Congress’s Cryptographer. A Novel of James Lovell and the American Revolution,” soon to be released ... “James Lovell is considered ‘the Father of American ......
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10 books to add to your reading list in March

The Los Angeles Times 01 Mar 2024
Novels include a comedy of retail manners, two titles that continue character studies and an important retelling of a classic American tale. In nonfiction, two memoirs take on ideas of manhood, while journalists consider revolution and radical caregiving ... 336 pages, $30 (March 5) Without the Panama Canal, the American West might look quite different....
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Bridges: From Kentucky, Ben Milam was an early hero in Texas revolution

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 01 Mar 2024
Milam’s decisive actions made him one of the early heroes of the Texas Revolution ... An American diplomat later arranged their release. He returned to Mexico in 1824 in the aftermath of yet another revolution, one that established Mexico as a republic ... He died at the scene at the age of 47 just as the Texas Revolution was heating up....
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University of Florida axes all workers focused on diversity after new law passes

Raw Story 01 Mar 2024
... of DEI programs around the country "has become both a cause and a message suffusing the American right." ... Ron DeSantis first launched an initiative three years ago to combat “the leftist social justice revolution” by eliminating “social justice education” from American schools....
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STOSSEL: Taxation without reason

Odessa American 01 Mar 2024
By John Stossel. My income tax is due in a few weeks!. I hate it ... And so on ... No wonder most Americans pay for some form of assistance ... But “Americans don’t need to be bribed to give,” says Steve Forbes in one of my videos ... Right ... American colonists started a revolution partly over taxes ... Now Americans meekly (mostly) accept new and much higher taxes ... .......
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Taxation Without Reason

Hot Air 01 Mar 2024
        No wonder most Americans pay for some form of assistance ...         But "Americans don't need to be bribed to give," says Steve Forbes in one of my videos ...         American colonists started a revolution partly over taxes....
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John Stossel: Taxation without reason

Union Leader 01 Mar 2024
MY INCOME tax is due in a few weeks!. I hate it ... The form alone scares me ... And so on ... No wonder most Americans pay for some form of assistance ... But “Americans don’t need to be bribed to give,” says Steve Forbes in one of my videos ... American colonists started a revolution partly over taxes ... Now Americans meekly (mostly) accept new and much higher taxes....
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Tribes from Alaska to Wisconsin will get millions of dollars for clean energy projects. Here’s ...

Chicago Tribune 01 Mar 2024
Most Americans take electricity for granted ... “There’s a bit of a rising trend of more and more renewable energy development happening and tribes being caught in the middle or expected to have no issues with it because it supports the ‘green revolution,’” Wesley Furlong, an attorney for Native American Rights Fund, told E&E News....
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Gibson, Yasabel N.

The Buffalo News 01 Mar 2024
A lifelong resident of Orchard Park, Yasabel Newton Gibson, age 95, died at her home on February 27, 2024, after a brief illness. Born Yasabel Eastman Newton on November 27, 1928, she was the daughter of Charles M ... Mrs ... She also was a member of the Mayflower Society and the Abigail Fillmore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ... .......
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Iranian presence in Syria: A repositioning, not a withdrawal

Enab Baladi 01 Mar 2024
The Iranian strategy is accompanied by formal denial of any responsibility for targeting American interests or military bases in the Middle East ... After engulfing Iraq following the American invasion, Iran followed a regional truce before reactivating the issue of exporting the revolution post-Arab Spring....
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