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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Marion Kelm

The Herald Palladium 28 Mar 2020
Marion Kelm, 90, of St. Joseph passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Private Family Services will be held due to the current health situation, with the Rev. Glenn Rosenbaum officiating ... Joseph, or The Daughters of the American Revolution-Algonquin Chapter ... × This page requires Javascript ... ....

The Public Pulse: Stronger measures needed; Stop the hysteria; Salary boost was too much

Omaha World-Herald 28 Mar 2020
After all, the battles of Lexington and Concord that sparked the beginning of the American Revolution were fought as the rebels defended their stores of arms and ammunition from the British Army’s attempt to destroy them....

Federalism made the U.S. possible. Now, it may be a threat

The Keene Sentinel 28 Mar 2020
In the aftermath of the American Revolution, one thing was clear to our country’s leaders ... American history.” Federalism’s balance of power has shifted back and forth, he observes, with inequality increasing whenever the federal government has taken a hands-off approach....

The rider beginning MotoGP's long-awaited American revolution

Autosport 27 Mar 2020
Could he be the long awaited new American hope for ......

National Vietnam War Veterans Day observed

Hickory Record 27 Mar 2020
"One of the missions of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and of the local John Hoyle Chapter is to honor our nation's veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice....

Club Happenings

News & Record 27 Mar 2020
Announcements. In response to COVID-19, the Rachel Caldwell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Jamestown Veterans Committee have canceled this year’s 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War flag raising ceremony, originally set for Sunday, March 29, at Wren Miller Park in Jamestown ... Achievers ... ....

Bob Dylan surprise-releases epic new 17-minute song, ‘Murder Most Foul’

The Los Angeles Times 27 Mar 2020
You thought Don McLean’s “American Pie” was the be-all-end-all of a pop-culture riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma? ... The 2016 Nobel Prize in literature-winning songwriter touches on the ‘60s cultural revolution, of which he was a major player, and courses through mostly American music developments through the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s and U.S....

More 'clarifications' needed

Arkansas Online 27 Mar 2020
Those five historians--Victoria Bynum, James McPherson, James Oakes, Sean Wilentz and Gordon Wood--represent more than two centuries of study surrounding early American history ... It's a leading case-in-point of what Pulitzer-winning American Revolution historian Wood meant when he called The 1619 Project "so wrong in so many ways."....

JIM HIGHTOWER: Pandemic profiteers, Trump and Peter Cottontail

Stillwater News Press 27 Mar 2020
Indeed, during the American Revolution, assorted corrupt merchants and traders lined their pockets by controlling the supply and jacking up the prices of various goods they sold to the Continental Army and the general public....

Commentary: Remembering the inspiration, intelligence, energy and joy of cultural critic Maurice Berger

Finger Lakes Times 27 Mar 2020
It was a rainy September afternoon, and I was cold, wet and cranky when I finally found my way to the gallery where an exhibition on the relationship between modern art and the first three decades of American television was being mounted ... "I found that talking to Berger and walking through 'Revolution of the Eye....

Martial Law Would Sweep the Country Into a Great Legal Unknown

The Atlantic 27 Mar 2020
Although its use had long been barred by the British Parliament, martial law had been imposed in Boston and in Virginia during the American Revolution, and the great English legal scholar William Blackstone, on whom the Founders relied heavily, described martial law as “no law, ......