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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Why repressive Saudi Arabia remains a U.S.ally

The Philadelphia Tribune 07 Mar 2021
The Khashoggi affair highlights a persistent oddity in American foreign policy, one I observed in many years working at the State Department and Department of Defense ... and is a crucial partner in the American pressure campaign on Iran ... Before the Islamic revolution in 1979, Iran was a close U.S ... American realpolitik applies to Latin America, too....
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No, Dr Seuss and Mr Potato Head haven't been 'cancelled'. Here's the difference

The Observer 07 Mar 2021
During the second world war, Seuss published anti-Japanese cartoons and vocally supported the establishment of concentration camps for Japanese-Americans ... The books that will cease publication are nowhere near his most popular works, and it is doubtful most Americans have even heard of them....
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LZ Lakehawk: Thanks for covering for me, battle buddies

Leesburg Daily Commercial 07 Mar 2021
Cindy Peterson, steely-eyed granddaughter of a U.S. Marine and arguably among the top 12 local community photographers in the Southeast, was kind enough to pinch-hit for me during a six-week winter sabbatical ... Bill Shorts, Jr ... Had a nice chat with Mary Ann Bishop Bertelo, Historian of the Oklawaha Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ... ....
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Levers Help Charities Meet Needs

News & Record 07 Mar 2021
RALEIGH — You may not know much about an ancient Greek mathematician and inventor named Archimedes. But I bet you know the most famous thing he said ... John Hood. John Hood is president of the John William Pope Foundation and author of the forthcoming novel Mountain Folk, a historical fantasy set during the American Revolution. (MountainFolkBook.com). ....
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing

The National 07 Mar 2021
Hollywood A-list power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing. The announcement, the day after their 10th wedding anniversary, ended months of rumours about their marriage ... Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and three-year-old Samuel ... They married two years later ... – AFP ... Selfish ... The 79-year-old is known for his books about the American Revolution....
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Diverse voices tell the tale of women's voting rights

The Philadelphia Tribune 06 Mar 2021
A new museum exhibition and play at the Museum of the American Revolution will focus on some of history’s lesser-known female heroes ... Tyler Putman, Manager of Gallery Interpretation at the Museum of the American Revolution, said they included Freeman’s story as a sort of snapshot of what was going on during those times....
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Women’s wars: From the American revolution to the sexual revolution

Republican American 06 Mar 2021
And, they were in the streets during the French Revolution ...Women were in the forward ranks of our revolution,” wrote historian Franu00e7ois Mignet ... The Revolution had failed one-half the country’s citizens, she observed ... They filled many of the mills the Industrial Revolution created ... Seven years later, American women won the vote....
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Column: Federal Bailout Will Punish North Carolina

The Pilot 06 Mar 2021
Shortly after the American Revolution, some of the newly created states made great sacrifices to pay down their war-related debts, North Carolina among them ... John Hood is chairman of the John Locke Foundation and author of the forthcoming novel “Mountain Folk,” a historical fantasy set during the American Revolution....
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Martha C. Engstler

Gettysburg Times 06 Mar 2021
Martha C ... Martha was a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a former member of the Gettysburg Garden Club and the Springfield Garden Club in Bethesda, Maryland ... In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17063 or to a favorite charity ... .......
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Lyons' eclectic librarianship work

Johnson City Press 06 Mar 2021
Lyons has also published two other books, “The Revival of Banned Dances,” which is about dances that were banned by governments around the world and how those dances were saved by individuals, and “Foreign Born American Patriots,” which is about international figures who aided the U.S. during the American Revolution ... .......
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More is more with vaccinations

The Morganton News Herald 06 Mar 2021
The result of the FDA’s sluggishness, quite simply, is thousands of additional American deaths, for no good reason. Yet Americans are not taking to the streets to demand the AstraZeneca vaccine ... The general message is that even after Americans are vaccinated, they will still have to wear masks, refrain from visiting their loved ones, and so on....
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Stannard: How do we fix this?

Times Argus 06 Mar 2021
Texas has a crisis of their own doing that all Americans will be paying for ... Paul Goser who, in writing, notified Congress he could not participate in the vote on the COVID-19 Relief bill to provide help to Americans because of the pandemic ... We are a nation divided and have been long before the American Revolution....
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Bob Stannard: How do we fix this?

Bennington Banner 06 Mar 2021
Texas has a crisis of their own doing that all Americans will be paying for ... Paul Goser, who, in writing, notified Congress that he could not participate in the vote on the COVID relief bill to provide help to Americans, because of the pandemic ... We are a nation divided and have been long before the American Revolution....
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