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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Bill Buell’s Electric City Archives: Five top historical summer destinations around the Capital Region

The Daily Gazette 28 Jul 2021
There’s the Indian Ladder Trail, which Native Americans and early settlers used to head west to the Schoharie Valley, and there’s also the Tory Caves, where loyalists during the American Revolution sought refuge from American rebels....
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All-volunteer committee organizes activities

The Register Citizen 28 Jul 2021
NORFOLK — Weekend in Norfolk events are set for July 30, July 31, and Aug. 1. Suggested activities. ... Mars helped to organize meetings to promote freedom for slaves and to improve conditions for African-Americans, the announcement said. Mars is buried next to his father, Jupiter Mars, who served in the American Revolution ... ....
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Navarrette: Cubans Have Been Failed by Cuba. America Must Not Fail Them, Too

Longview News-Journal 28 Jul 2021
That’s when — eager to learn about the current unrest in Cuba, which is experiencing its largest protests since the 1959 revolution — I called an old friend who happens to be a Cuban American living in Miami. Even as a Mexican American who was raised in the Southwest, I have always felt a special kinship with Cuban Americans....
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Shoot to close Living History Park

The Post and Courier 28 Jul 2021
The Living History Park in North Augusta will be closed for three days starting Thursday to be used as the set of an upcoming film ... She made history during the American Revolution in Georgia to spy on the British soldiers ... Monday, July 26 ... ....
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Col. John McIntosh chapter of NSDAR donates to Rockdale Emergency Relief

The Citizens 28 Jul 2021
The Colonel John McIntosh chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2021 ... Support Local Journalism ... Subscribe or contribute ... ....
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Clare Nell Chandler Breeden

The Daily Post-Athenian 28 Jul 2021
She was also an active leader and volunteer in the Meigs County Fair Association, American Cancer Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and numerous other organizations that she had a strong desire to see succeed ... Decatur Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, Meigs Co....
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COMMENTARY: Cubans have been failed by Cuba. America must not fail them, too

Las Vegas Review-Journal 28 Jul 2021
That’s when — eager to learn about the current unrest in Cuba, which is experiencing its largest protests since the 1959 revolution — I called an old friend who happens to be a Cuban American living in Miami. Even as a Mexican American who was raised in the Southwest, I have always felt a special kinship with Cuban Americans....
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COMMENTARY: Misinformation not the problem

The Times & Democrat 28 Jul 2021
DANIEL L. GARDNER. Cubans have begun a revolution for freedom from communist tyranny. They are marching and protesting in the streets waving Cuban and American flags, and begging the U.S. to help them gain their independence ... EDITORIAL ... More than 34 million Americans have contracted COVID-19, and well over 33 million recovered ... That is not news ... Daniel L....
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Second Amendment latest issue to be reframed — wrongly — as 'racist'

The Hill 28 Jul 2021
The latest example comes from the American Civil Liberties ... The latest claim is reminiscent of the controversy over “The 1619 Project” produced by New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who claimed the American Revolution was motivated in large part to preserve slavery....
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Fewer Students Major in Humanities

News & Record 28 Jul 2021
RALEIGH ... Department of Education, American institutions awarded just over two million degrees to undergraduate students during the 2018-19 academic year ... John Hood. John Hood is a John Locke Foundation board member and author of the forthcoming novel Mountain Folk, a historical fantasy set during the American Revolution (MountainFolkBook.com). ....
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John Hood: Fewer students major in humanities

News & Record 28 Jul 2021
RALEIGH ... Department of Education, American institutions awarded just over 2 million degrees to undergraduate students during the 2018-19 academic year ... John Hood. John Hood is a John Locke Foundation board member and author of the forthcoming novel “Mountain Folk,” a historical fantasy set during the American Revolution (MountainFolkBook.com). ....
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COLUMN: Fewer students major in humanities

Independent Tribune 28 Jul 2021
By JOHN HOOD ... Department of Education, American institutions awarded just over two million degrees to undergraduate students during the 2018-19 academic year ... John Hood is a John Locke Foundation board member and author of the forthcoming novel Mountain Folk, a historical fantasy set during the American Revolution (MountainFolkBook.com). ....

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