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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Knapsack: The life and times of Patrick Cunningham, a Licking County pioneer

Newark Advocate 25 Jul 2024
Who was Patrick Cunningham? ... Born in Ireland, he came to America early enough to have fought in the American Revolution with the Pennsylvania Militia ... Meanwhile, Patrick Cunningham, veteran of the Revolution, has established himself in Newark, and became bailiff and jailer for the newly established Licking County Common Pleas Court after 1808 ... ...

OP-ED: Unity to Decide Whether United States Will Be More Divided in Roughly 100 Days

Nashville Pride 25 Jul 2024
America is witnessing in real time what Heritage Foundation President, Kevin Roberts, describes as a “second American Revolution” that will be bloodless “if the left allows it to be;” a not-so-subtle threat consistent with MAGA’s pledge to “take our country back,” which Democratic voters don’t seem to be taking seriously enough....

On the road to 200 (copy)

Daily Gate City 25 Jul 2024
On Saturday, Feb ... Midway through the year, a Hancock County Independence Weekend Celebration will hopefully feature traveling exhibits from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Smithsonian’s Home Town Teams, as well as a parade and other activities ... The coin will be the size of an American Silver Eagle and feature a raised finish ... ....

JD Vance called Kamala Harris a childless cat lady. Where does he stand on family issues?

Lancaster Eagle Gazette 25 Jul 2024
JD Vance speaks at Middletown High School rally on Monday ... Senate seat ... Wade ... "This is one of the great tricks that I think the sexual revolution pulled on the American populace, which is this idea that like, well, OK, these marriages were fundamentally, you know, they were maybe even violent, but certainly they were unhappy," Vance said....

Trump's V.P. pick pens foreword to Project 2025 book after ex-president denies involvement

Raw Story 24 Jul 2024
"This same Kevin Roberts is the one who said, 'We are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be.' Vance wrote the forward to his book," asked a Kansas City Chiefs fan....

Amazon presale page reveals J.D. Vance called on conservatives to ‘load the muskets’ in support ...

The Daily Dot 24 Jul 2024
"Heritage Foundation president and Project 2025 head Kevin Roberts outlines a peaceful 'Second American Revolution' for voters looking to shift the power back into the hands of the people," it reads ... American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be.”....

Happy Fourth, y'all. Imagine hanging out with Washington, Jefferson, Adams and the rest.

Knox News 24 Jul 2024
In the two decades before the revolution, he was mostly in England ... After the revolution, Franklin went to Paris as American ambassador to France for a decade ... He was also possibly the first American politician outed in a sex scandal ... John Sevier, also a North Carolina militia leader, fought both the British and their Native American allies....

Why Do the Olympic Mascots Look Like That?

New York Magazine 24 Jul 2024
The liberty cap entrenched itself as a symbol of the American Revolution, appearing on our early currency and, per the Smithsonian, on inaugural iterations of Uncle Sam ... They appear in paintings and imagery commemorating the revolution, as a symbol of the liberté, égalité, et fraternité at the core of the French Republic....

Jennifer Dorsey speaks on the Burned-Over District Aug. 4

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 24 Jul 2024
As the founding director of the McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution, her teaching philosophy is to offer students a diversity of learning experiences that will encourage them to reach their fullest potential, not only as learners, but as citizens....

Uncovering Herstory: Historian works to highlight colonial women of Exeter

Seacoast Online 24 Jul 2024
She said examples like Gilman (Treworgye) have led her to theorize that the people of Exeter had begun to develop a uniquely American identity long before the revolution ... Jennifer Carr, former executive director of the American Independence Museum, expressed excitement that Cardillo is able to utilize the museum's resources to further her research....

New, expanded edition of 'Never to be Forgotten' marks York County's 275th anniversary

Evening Sun - Hanover 24 Jul 2024
It features more history about Native American life — from before the Susquehannock Indians to present day — as well as expanded sections on the American Revolution, Civil War and World War II, McClure said ... The York Revolution will play against the Hagerstown Boxcars that evening, which will end with a fireworks display sponsored by America250PA....