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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Philhellenism Through the Ages: Loving Greece in America

The National Herald 13 May 2021
Philhellenism, Philanthropy, and the Greek RevolutionYoung Richard Kim will discuss with Maureen Connors Santelli, Associate Professor of History at Northern Virginia Community College, the development of American Philhellenism and its impact on the Greek Revolution....

COA to host 'Jumping Frogs' STEM Night today

Daily Advance 13 May 2021
The Albemarle Chapter Sons of American Revolution will meet at the Cape Colony Church of Christ, 801 Soundside Road, Edenton, Thursday, May 20, at 6.30 p.m ... Albemarle Chapter Sons of American Revolution will have a meeting 20 May 2021 @ 6.30 pm....

Andrea Harrington

The News-Gazette 13 May 2021
CHAMPAIGN — Andrea (Andy) Gunn Harrington passed away Wednesday (May 12, 2021) at home following a brief illness. Andy was born April 2, 1933, in Chicago, to Horace and Pearl Gunn ... Her research discovered she was a descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution, which allowed her to join the Daughters of the American Revolution organization ... ....

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Uvalde Leader News 13 May 2021
THURSDAY, MAY 13 ... to 2 p.m ... SATURDAY, MAY 15 ... Plates will be $7 each ... Members of the Uvalde de las Encinas chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present “Good Citizen” awards to area high school students when they meet at 10.30 a.m ... .......

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Lapeer Area View 13 May 2021
... of the Mark and Henry Schell Society Children of the American Revolution....

Bonne Terre Mine is home to the world's largest subterranean lake

Columbia Missourian 13 May 2021
Before the mine was developed in 1860, Native Americans discovered that the galena lead in that area was so plentiful that it could be found above ground ... The mine was developed in 1860, spanning five levels and supplying a great deal of the lead used during the Spanish-American War and the Industrial Revolution....

Charlotte Agnone

The Athens Messenger 13 May 2021
Athens - Charlotte Madge Pincelli Agnone, 95, of Athens, OH, died peacefully on May 6 at the Laurels in Athens, OH ... Lifelong learning was a gift for Charlotte ... She later became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, after tracing her Clary, Rush, and Linscott family roots back to Benjamin Clary of Maryland, 1776 ... Dow and Orlentine ... ....

Is 'banned on Facebook' the new 'banned in Boston'?

Herald-Standard 13 May 2021
Banned in Boston” is a phrase that probably doesn’t resonate with many people today. But there was a time when “Footloose” might as well have been set in Beantown ... From 1659 to 1681, Christmas was outlawed there. Long after the American Revolution, which started there, Boston famously banned books, plays, songs ... William S ... But it’s an American thing....

BHS student wins DAR Good Citizen contest

Montana Standard 12 May 2021
Each year, the Silver Bow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, sponsors a contest among local high schools to name DAR Good Citizens ... The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s service organization whose ......

MASSEY: The Siege At Fort Watauga

The Greeneville Sun 12 May 2021
On Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m., the Watauga Chapter Sons of the American Revolution and the Fort Watauga Society Children of the American Revolution will host a special program in the amphitheater just in rear of the fort ... This program, “Salute to our Children Soldiers,” is a state Sons of the American Revolution, Tennessee225, and USA250 event....

King: Biden Is Sitting Atop a Technological Revolution, Not Leading It

The Roanoke Times 12 May 2021
When we look back on the convulsion that is going to reset America — the great technology-driven revolution that will extend to nearly every corner of American life — it may be named for President Joe Biden, but it won’t be his revolution. It is innovation’s revolution....

Liz Cheney’s lapel pin had a hidden message for Republicans

The Independent 12 May 2021
Shaped like a flag with yellow stars on a blue background, the pin was modeled after George Washington’s battle flag during the American Revolution, the elder Ms Cheney told CNN ... deep roots in American history and a strong faith in democracy ... This is about our duty as Americans....