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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Glass: Want a revolution? It's easy. Vote.

Times Free Press 12 Feb 2020
I';m talking about a revolution ... All we have to do for this revolution is show up to vote, first in our primaries, and then Nov ... Revolution ... This surge at the polls would indeed be a revolution because it's a given that so many won't show up on Election Day ... This is how we win the easiest revolution ever....
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John Hoyle Chapter DAR honors essayists

Hickory Record 12 Feb 2020
HICKORY — The John Hoyle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held their February meeting and announced this year’s American history essay winners and Christopher Columbus essay contest winner ... Membership is open to women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot from the American Revolution....
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Andrew Yang to suspend bid for Democratic presidential nomination

China Daily 12 Feb 2020
Yang's signature proposal, a universal basic income that would pay every American $1,000 a month, was his answer to the "fourth industrial revolution," the rise of automation that he said destroyed millions ......
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Pete Buttigieg congratulates Sanders in New Hampshire speech — and then swipes at his 'revolution'

Yahoo Daily News 12 Feb 2020
"We have been told by some that you must either be for revolution, or you are for the status quo," Buttigieg also added — a likely shot at how Sanders often calls his campaign a "revolution." But "most Americans don't see where they fit in that polarized vision," Buttigieg said, ......
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Flowers: I'm not a racist for not liking Meghan Markle

News Chief 12 Feb 2020
... noses in the air and said, "We fought a revolution not to have to pay attention to these people....
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Oklahoma genealogy meeting to focus on Lincoln

The Oklahoman 12 Feb 2020
Feb ... June has spent 50 years doing research and belongs to the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Daughters of 1812, Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames ... ....
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Ashland City Commissioner Election 2020: Cheryl Spriggs

The Daily Independent - Ashland 12 Feb 2020
EDITOR’S NOTE. This is one in a series of stories profiling each of the nine Ashland city commission candidates ... Spriggs moved to Ashland in 1981 and fell in love with the city ... Spriggs serves on the Ashland In Motion board and the American Electric Power Community Board. She is a Regent of the Poage chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution....
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Dan Kildee reunites with his high school teacher (who happens to be a Pulitzer Prize winner)

Roll Call 12 Feb 2020
During Kildee’s senior year, the 1976 bicentennial, Blight took 50 students on a weeklong trip to retrace the steps of the American Revolution from Boston to Philadelphia, and to Washington. “It’s something that I’ll keep with me for as long as I live because I came to understand American history in ways that you can’t get from a book.” ... .......
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Businessman Andrew Yang ends eclectic presidential bid

Yahoo Daily News 12 Feb 2020
Yang's signature proposal, a universal basic income that would pay every American $1,000 a month, was his answer to the "fourth industrial revolution," the rise of automation that he said destroyed millions of manufacturing jobs and, as a consequence, paved the way for Donald Trump's 2016 election....
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Sanders fails to spark the political revolution he promised

Politico 12 Feb 2020
2020 elections Sanders fails to spark the political revolution he promised ... Matt Rourke/AP Photo ... He has premised his campaign on nothing less than sparking a political revolution in which disaffected and first time voters — especially young ones — pour into American politics to carry him to the White House ... Two states down and no revolution yet ... ....
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Rutland school board hears about controversial lesson

Rutland Herald 12 Feb 2020
During the simulation, students role played as merchants and representatives of the American Colonies, England, the West Indies and West Africa ... Adams said the exercise was not focusing on slavery; rather, it was focusing on the Colonial mercantile system leading up to the American Revolution....
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Andrew Yang drops out of presidential race

The Keene Sentinel 12 Feb 2020
The line drew laughs from supporters but cringes from some Asian Americans ... This combination of human connection and sardonic wit gained a fiercely loyal online following known as the "Yang Gang," reminiscent of the "Bernie Bros" and the "Ron Paul Revolution."....
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