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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DAR celebrates Summit High School Teacher of the Year

The Columbia Daily Herald 26 Jan 2022
The Brigadier General Richard Winn Chapter of the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Spring Hill recently named Jackie Zigelski as its Outstanding Teacher of the Year in American History ... National Museum of American History Learning Lab....
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The Road to Jan. 6: How 50 years of violent white nationalism inspired the Oath Keepers

Raw Story 26 Jan 2022
He recruited police and soldiers armed with a zealous faith in the Constitution to wage a “bloody revolution” against a tyrannical government they believed were subverting the Constitution ... He held the Oath Keepers founding “muster” on the same spot and date when the first shots were fired in the American Revolution 234 years earlier....
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Let’s Cancel Presidents’ Day

The American Spectator 26 Jan 2022
At Newburgh and New Windsor in 1783, he ended a budding mutiny by Continental officers by the sheer force of his personality and manifest commitment to preventing the American Revolution from descending into the chaos and cruelty of so many other revolutions throughout history, ......
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Capitol Rioter Quoted Line from ‘Game of Thrones’

Political Wire 26 Jan 2022
... 25, posted an image of a soldier from the American Revolution with the caption....
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Prosecutors explained the plot of 'Game of Thrones' to argue that a rioter quoting Cersei Lannister

Democratic Underground 26 Jan 2022
Two days after the insurrection, Jeremiah Caplinger, 25, posted an image of a soldier from the American Revolution with the caption. "As said by Cersi Lannister 'I choose violence,'" according to the document ... ....
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Reminisce: Top trees in Lima’s history

Lima Ohio 26 Jan 2022
The struggles of the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War all whispered through its boughs.”. More recently, in 2017, Lima’s Urban Forest Council crowned three Champion Trees of Lima, two of which were growing before the American Revolution....
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'Game of Thrones' quote comes back to haunt Capitol rioter at his sentencing: report

Raw Story 26 Jan 2022
In particular, for quoting throne usurper Cersei Lannister. According to Business Insider's Sophia Ankel, "Two days after the insurrection, Jeremiah Caplinger, 25, posted an image of a soldier from the American Revolution with the caption. 'As said by Cersi Lannister 'I choose violence.'". RELATED ... report ... You can read more here. ....
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Prosecutors explained the plot of 'Game of Thrones' to argue that a rioter quoting Cersei ...

Business Insider 26 Jan 2022
A composite image of Jeremiah Caplinger and Cersei Lannister. Department of Justice / HBO Jeremiah Caplinger quoted from "Game of Thrones" in a social media post days after the Capitol riot ... Two days after the insurrection, Jeremiah Caplinger, 25, posted an image of a soldier from the American Revolution with the caption ... .......
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Tar Heel Voices: Should felons be able to vote?

Burlington Times-News 26 Jan 2022
According to a 2018 YouGov survey, 24% of Americans think felons should be able to vote even while they are ... John Hood is a John Locke Foundation board member and author of the new novel Mountain Folk, a historical fantasy set during the American Revolution (FolkloreCycle.com)....
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Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Announces Navistar President and CEO as 2022 Keynote

Kentucky New Era 26 Jan 2022
As the top executive of a leading North American commercial ... I’m convinced the North American market will lead a revolution in commercial transportation, and I’m excited to share my vision with the ACT Expo audience,” said Mathias Carlbaum, president and CEO of Navistar, Inc....
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Calendar Jan. 26

Log Cabin Democrat 26 Jan 2022
This Week in Our Community. Jan. 25, 4 p.m. After Prom Chili Supper. This event will be located in the hospitality room so help support our youth and for $5 you get a bowl of chili drink and dessert. Jan. 27, 6 p.m. Clinton Advertising and Promotion Meeting ... at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy 16 East ... Jan ... Feb ... Son’s of the American Revolution Meeting ... ....
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Nativists and fascists want you to believe citizenship and voting are linked permanently. That’s not true

Alternet 26 Jan 2022
The 1907 Act denaturalizing any American woman who married a non-citizen was a part of that ... Rhetorically, though, it was a powerful argument, because of its ties to the revolution and how Americans remember "no taxation without representation."....
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The herbicide dicamba was supposed to solve farmers' weed problems – instead, it's making farming ...

The Post-Star 26 Jan 2022
Why is it so hard to address this national problem? Answering that question requires looking back to 1996, when a revolution transformed American agriculture....
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