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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How conservative demands for 'patriotic' history education echo the KKK's culture war fight in the 1920s

Alternet 26 Nov 2020
Peaking in around 1923, the American Legion, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Klan, and other groups sponsored a wave of bills designed to impose a simplistic, triumphalist vision of American history on students ... the heroes of the American Revolution or the War of 1812."...
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Revolutionary War monument restored

Omaha World-Herald 26 Nov 2020
For six years, local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution worked to raise $44,000 to repair the 16.5-foot marble-and-granite monument ... The Marion-Linn, Ashley and Mayflower chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Springville Historical Society ......
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How America Outgrew the Pilgrims

Politico 26 Nov 2020
... that flourished in the 1890s, like the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Association—commissioned Saint-Gaudens to replicate a The Puritan for placement in Philadelphia, the sculptor insisted on modifying his original work slightly and naming it, The Pilgrim....
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Opinion: We've forgotten the origins of Thanksgiving

Detroit news 26 Nov 2020
... humble thanks for his Kind care and protection for the signal and manifold mercies and favorable interpositions of His providence” during the American Revolution, establishing the federal Constitution, and protecting the “civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed.”....
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244-year-old remains to be moved from museum to Natick Praying Indian Burial Ground

The Herald News 26 Nov 2020
Alexander Quapish, who records show joined the Continental Army which fought against the military forces of King George III during the American Revolution, will be buried in consecrated ground in Natick ... The act also required outreach to Native American communities who might have a connection to them....
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Op-Ed: A Thanksgiving worthy of America

The Bradford Era 26 Nov 2020
Thanksgiving is the ultimate American holiday ... Americans mourn Covid-19 victims missing at the Thanksgiving table ... for the signal and manifold mercies and favorable interpositions of His providence” during the American Revolution, in creating the Constitution, and protecting the “civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed.”....
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Local Donations needed by Nov. 30 for National Wreaths Across America Day

Vail Daily 26 Nov 2020
This year, the local 10th Mountain Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, a women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to “Education, Patriotism and Historic Preservation,” has worked to bring this national day of honor to three Eagle County cemeteries on Dec....
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Iran can't keep using foreign nationals as bargaining chips

The National 26 Nov 2020
Taking foreign nationals captive has become a familiar feature of Iranian policy since the 1979 revolution, when 52 American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days ... put pressure on the British government to release funds seized at the time of the Iranian revolution....
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Club News

Gettysburg Times 26 Nov 2020
Egolf Park will not hold its annual wreath and swag sale due to COVID-19 ... Kennametal retirees' breakfast and Christmas party will not be held this year because of COVID-19. Bedford Daughter of the American Revolution will meet at noon Dec. 9 at the Ivystone in Osterburg ... 7 ... Jan ... 14 and Nov. 9 ... on the first and third Tuesday at the Bedford American Legion....
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NEW BOOK TELLS STORIES BEHIND STATE MONUMENTS

Omaha World-Herald 26 Nov 2020
LINCOLNJeff Barnes calls himself a "marker geek." ... Like the battle in 1911 over a boulder that the Omaha Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution wanted to place in Bemis Park to mark the location of pioneer trails, including the Oregon Trail. Trouble was, the Oregon Trail never passed through Omaha, much less Bemis Park ... No response ... ....
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Central Texans remain grateful and positive during the year of COVID-19

Killeen Daily Herald 26 Nov 2020
‘Tis the season for gratitude, spending time with family and friends, sharing plenty of good food and drink, and remembering to give thanks for blessings enjoyed throughout the year ... “What am I thankful for?” Minga asked ... My dad wanted me and my siblings to join DAR and SAR (Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution) ... John Harris is my patriot....
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'Marker geek' shares tales in book on Nebraska monuments; woman rushes into burning barn in Iowa

Omaha World-Herald 26 Nov 2020
Like the battle in 1911 over a boulder that the Omaha Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution wanted to place in Bemis Park to mark the location of pioneer trails, including the Oregon Trail ... For both Native American tribes and pioneers traveling westward, Chimney ......
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