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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BREVARD HISTORY: Last Naval Battle of American Revolution Fought Near Cape Canaveral March 10, 1783

Space Coast Daily 14 Jun 2021
the USS Alliance defeated the HMS Sybil in the last naval battle of the American Revolution ... BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On March 10, 1783, the last naval battle of the American Revolution was fought off Cape Canaveral, as Captains John Barry and John Green tried to deliver a shipload of Spanish silver to the Continental Congress....

5 things to know about Flag Day ties to the Pittsburgh region and Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 14 Jun 2021
Rogers, then president general of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, spoke about the importance of remembering the flag and its beginnings, according to a record of his address ... The British triumphed in the largest battle during the American Revolution, according to Brandywine Battlefield Park....

Editorial l American flag a symbol of commitment to preserving democracy

Citrus County Chronicle 14 Jun 2021
The American flag waves with unfailing glory today, and every day since its creation ... The first American flag, the Continental Colors, was crafted during the American Revolution in June 1775 to unify colonial forces fighting against the British ... For nearing 250 years, “Old Glory” has stood for American freedom and as a symbol of unity....

Tom Poland: Kettle Creek, a rough place for Tories, Loyalists

Index-Journal 14 Jun 2021
When I saw the handsome stonewall and gate erected by the Kettle Creek DAR Chapter, I knew I was just below the hill where one of the most important battles of the American Revolutionary War took place and that would be Wilkes County, Georgia. Feb ... Among others thank the Daughters of the American Revolution for their diligence and patriotism here....

Is America back or not under Biden?

Asiatimes 14 Jun 2021
He thus would prove the mettle of American science versus the lesser science (ie, vaccines) from Beijing ... Last but not least, he showed off a bipartisan US$250 billion blueprint to relaunch American technology, leave in the dust Chinese hi-tech and deliver a new technological revolution ... “The Jasmine Revolution didn’t improve the situation....

Fintech firms see exponential growth south of the border, down Mexico way

Irish Independent 14 Jun 2021
In fact, Mexico is in the early stages of a financial technology revolution, with start-ups focusing on flexible, low-cost, accessible services. It is the Latin American hub for the fintech sector and start-ups are flourishing in the wake of local peer-to-peer payments pioneers such as Kubo, Financiero and Conekta ... Business Newsletter ... ....

Monday's letters: Celebrate Flag Day, protect female athletes, pass For the People Act

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 14 Jun 2021
Proudly fly your flag on Flag Day. On the 14th of June we celebrate Flag Day in America. The American flag is one of the oldest national ensigns in the world. It was adopted on June 14, 1777 ... Dwight D ... More ... Remember to fly your American flag on Flag Day. Jean Maxwell Catsakis, SaraDeSoto Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Nokomis ... Gov....

Solemn ceremony remembers heroes at Fort Polk

Beauregard Daily News 14 Jun 2021
“That goes to the heart of what it means to be an American,” he said ... “From the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, back to the American Revolution, our Soldiers continuously put the welfare of the nation, the Army and their fellow Soldiers before their own,” he said....

LI's downtowns are vital treasures

Newsday 14 Jun 2021
Updated June 14, 2021 5.42 AM ... Unlike malls or shopping centers, they give us a sense of place and belonging ... Huntington, for instance, was a main agricultural area and the center for the British during the American Revolution, while neighboring Oyster Bay was more connected to the sea and played a major role in George Washington’s spy network ... .......

One ‘Maverick’ Documents Another—Jason Riley’s Biography of Thomas Sowell

Quillette 14 Jun 2021
Using three distinct time-series-style case studies—of explicit sex education, criminal justice policy, and welfare policy during the American cultural revolution of 19601980—Sowell points out that common-sense traditionalist arguments about why liberal policies might fail were ......

LaVO: How a village postmaster in Doylestown helped shape the U.S. Postal Service

The Doylestown Intelligencer 14 Jun 2021
Show Caption. Hide Caption. What's it like to operate Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum during the pandemic?. Childrens museums have been operating since before the last great pandemic of 1917, said Trish Wellenbach, president and CEO of the Please Touch Museum ... No cap ... Meet Charles Stewart ... 1, 1802 ... Post Office was born during the American Revolution....

DAR honors Dorris, Balderas as Good Citizens

Uvalde Leader News 13 Jun 2021
The following meetings recap was submitted by Karen Collins on behalf of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on May 15 at El Progreso Memorial Library in Uvalde....

Greece Is a Place Where You Can Touch History, US Ambassador Pyatt Says

The National Herald 13 Jun 2021
... of Philhellenism in Athens highlights to the general public the important contribution of American philhellenes - a part of history not very well known - but also the close ideological relationship of the American with the Greek Revolution, as bearers of modern political values....