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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Rich Lowry: A triumph at Mount Rushmore

The Salt Lake Tribune 08 Jul 2020
They didn’t pan a speech that slighted the quest for justice and civil rights throughout American history ... Trump's attacks on what he called "a new far-left fascism" and a cultural revolution "designed to overthrow the American Revolution" were indeed hard-edged, but who can doubt the basic truth of the claims?....

EMILY’s List adds to massive spending on behalf of MJ Hegar in Democratic runoff against ...

The Bryan Eagle 08 Jul 2020
8, 2020 ... "To many members of the military, myself included, represents one of the earliest military flags flown during the American Revolution, not what groups have co-opted it to be now," Hegar responded in a statement. "Many years ago I shared it on July 3rd as a sign of victory during the American Revolution heading into July 4th celebrations."....

Column: Independence Day words that matter

Aiken Standard 08 Jul 2020
Having been through those dark years of struggle for the nation’s survival, Washington often exhorted Americans to unity ... It took great courage, painting on his own back a target as the patriot who inspired the American Revolution ... American history – would be universally revered....

The Unrelenting Assault on President Trump

National Review 08 Jul 2020
Trump delivered the greatest speech of his career on Friday evening at Mount Rushmore, devoted altogether to celebrating the idealism of the American Revolution, the suppression of the Confederate insurrection in the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, and the enactment — ......

What happens when history used as a cudgel | Jonah Goldberg

The Concord Township News-Herald 08 Jul 2020
I didn’t watch President Trump’s weekend speeches live. It was a holiday, so I chose to take one ... His subjects were the American Revolution, abolition and great Americans, including some African Americans ... Because Trump ... Everyone knows Trump has talked of Confederate symbols as an indivisible part of the American story ... The trend began before 2016 ... Bush....

Justin Timberlake calls for removal of Confederate monuments

The Hill 08 Jul 2020
The singer, who is from Tennessee, posted his comments on Instagram on Monday along with a video on the subject from the American Civil Liberties Union. “America was built by men who believed in and benefitted from racism ... He has also condemned protesters advocating for the removal of statues, saying they want to "overthrow the American Revolution."....

Following Trump Off a Cliff -- To a War Won and Done

Creators Syndicate 08 Jul 2020
What a rush ... Very fine people ... Mount Rushmore will never be the same after I landed with that big, beautiful crowd cheering me on — showing their faces like real Americans, not sissy city people, afraid of a little virus ... ... If you liked soldiers defending the Lincoln Memorial, Abe's tremendous American Revolution, you'll love our new civil war....

Trump supporters are already talking about what they might do if he doesn't win — ...

The Independent 07 Jul 2020
... a “left-wing cultural revolution” that is “designed to overthrow the American Revolution” and “would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress”....

July 4th: Whose Independence Day is it?

People's World 07 Jul 2020
In 1784, Native leaders in the Midwest said that the American Revolution was “the greatest blow that could have been dealt us.” When the Revolution arose, colonists opposed to British rule called it a “war for liberty,” but Native people knew that it was also largely a continuation of the relentless aggression to possess Indian land....

BC-thomas 07/08 TCA

The Record 07 Jul 2020
He reminded us of what used to be widely accepted as traditional American principles ... "Revolution in general - the overthrow of the existing power and dissolution of previous relations - is a political act ... We are experiencing the result of a new American revolution, one that seeks to impose socialism - and worse -- on the nation....

Charles M. Blow: ‘Tell the truth and shame the devil’

The Salt Lake Tribune 07 Jul 2020
“This left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution ... The radical view of American history is a web of lies — all perspective is removed, every virtue is obscured, every motive is twisted, every fact is distorted, and every flaw is magnified until ......

Vandalism to colonialist symbols picks up steam in Connecticut, amid questions about who is behind ...

Hartford Courant 07 Jul 2020
Rochambeau’s son, Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de Rochambeau, who served as his father’s aide-de-camp during the American Revolution, famously used flesh-eating attack dogs imported from Cuba to suppress slaves during the Haitian Revolution ... forces wiping out Native Americans, in Hartford....

Letter to the editor: Liddick misses point that declaration rights were for white people

Summit Daily 07 Jul 2020
Morgan Liddick writes that the American Revolution was focused on “enlarging the space of human freedom.” I think he meant ......