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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Adored Now for What He Was Once Hated, by Jared Taylor

The Unz Review 23 Oct 2021
The author of this book calls Stevens “one of the central leaders of the Second American Revolution” — meaning the elevation of blacks — but laments that “the Second American Revolution was left unfinished.” No doubt he will continue to think it unfinished until Ibram Kendi has ......
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Waterford Daughters of the American Revolution chapter dedicate ‘Never Forget Garden’ to honor veterans

The Oakland Press 22 Oct 2021
The Waterford-based Lydia Potter Barnes Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicated it’s “Never Forget Garden” on Oct ... is surrounded by 15 memorial stones to honor those who fought in the 15 wars and conflicts dating back to the American Revolution....
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The American founders didn’t believe your sacred freedom means you can do whatever you want

Alternet 22 Oct 2021
President Joe Biden has mandated vaccines for a large part of the American workforce, a requirement that has prompted protest from those opposed to the measure ... Aren't mandates un-American? ... In 1777, during the American Revolution, Washington had his officers and troops inoculated against smallpox ... Knox had fought during the Revolution....
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The Conversation: What did founders believe about freedom?

Elko Daily Free Press 22 Oct 2021
President Joe Biden has mandated vaccines for a large part of the American workforce, a requirement that has prompted protest from those opposed to the measure ... Aren’t mandates un-American? ... In 1777, during the American Revolution, Washington had his officers and troops inoculated against smallpox ... Knox had fought during the Revolution....
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DAR chapter rededicates graves

The Herald Palladium 22 Oct 2021
DOWAGIAC — The Rebecca Dewey Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 10 at Allen Cemetery in Silver Creek Township to rededicate the graves of American Revolution patriot James Selleck and his wife, Chloe Rider Selleck ... × This page requires Javascript ... Please enable it in your browser settings ... ....
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Oxford, Miss.: More Than Just Football

The Epoch Times 22 Oct 2021
As the seat of surrounding Lafayette County—named after the Marquis de Lafayette, the celebrated Frenchman who fought for the cause of liberty and independence during the American Revolution and later became .......
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Davisburg man dies after crashing in 1946 Willy Jeep

The Oakland Press 22 Oct 2021
20. Related Articles. County’s problem-solving courts to share $17M in grants Waterford Daughters of the American Revolution chapter dedicate ‘Never Forget Garden’ to honor veterans Beaumont suspends 370 Dream home. Oakland Twp ... .......
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US Response to China's Hypersonic Missile Test Fails for Third Time, by Eric Striker

The Unz Review 22 Oct 2021
American defense systems are incapable of countering the technology, which travels through space to complete a revolution around earth ... The hypersonic body ... Last February the US Air Force admitted that Lockheed’s expensive F-35 jet, which was meant to revolutionize American air supremacy, ... ← Exclusive. America's Most Important Rig .......
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Hanson: One man’s anarchy is another’s road to justice

East Bay Times 22 Oct 2021
Never in recent American history has any administration birthed such disasters in its first nine months ... Were these disasters a result of historic incompetency? Or mean-spirited nihilism? Or a deliberate effort to create the necessary turbulence to birth a new American revolution? Or a bit of all three? ... I’m an American....
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OP-ED: Lee doesn't deserve statue, but Jefferson does

Observer-Reporter 22 Oct 2021
Lee from his pedestal in Richmond, Va., yet wrong to exile Thomas Jefferson from a place of honor in American life ... A 19th-century Hungarian nationalist, Lajos Kossuth, called the American Declaration of Independence "the noblest, happiest page in mankind's history." ... Having led the revolution, he could have proclaimed himself king or dictator....
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It’s time for Democrats to end party’s civil war before Republicans pave way to victory

The Grio 22 Oct 2021
Under the “Reagan Revolution,” Americans suffered through unjustified tax cuts for the rich and corporations that sent the national debt to record heights ... Democrats need to avert these twin disasters by making commonsense compromises to benefit the American people as well as Democratic candidates in upcoming elections....
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My take on history says Powell is a hero

The Morganton News Herald 22 Oct 2021
My take on history doesn’t always jive with the mainstream. I think history is important. It’s impossible to proceed into the future unless we are aware of where we’ve been ... The United States and its allies were on the side of Iraq, mostly because of the Iranian Revolution and the taking of American and European hostages by the new regime ... ....
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