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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Palm Beach Daily News Social Calendar for June 23, 2024

Palm Beach Daily News 23 Jun 2024
Editor’s note ... July 10 ... Daughters of the American Revolution ... 1 ... Daughters of the American Revolution ... American Humane ... American Red Cross ... Daughters of the American Revolution ... American Friends of the Hebrew University ... Daughters of the American Revolution ... American Heart Association ... American Friends of Magen David Adom ... Daughters of the American Revolution....

Grimsley to lead SC250 effort

The Times & Democrat 23 Jun 2024
COLUMBIA — The South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission (SC250) has named retired Gen. William Grimsley as its new chairman .......

Weatherford DAR installs new officers

Weatherford Democrat 23 Jun 2024
The Weatherford chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution installed new officers for the 2024-26 term at its May meeting .......

Iran’s parliament plans to designate Canadian army as terrorist entity

Press TV 23 Jun 2024
Iranian lawmakers have roundly denounced the Canadian government’s decision to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), demanding a countermeasure against the North American country’s armed forces ... integrity in the years following the 1979 Islamic Revolution....

This new self-guided audio tour through the Millstone Valley spotlights rich US history

My Central Jersey 23 Jun 2024
MILLSTONE – A new self-guided driving audio tour of the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway is available this summer. The tour, which takes an hour according to the website, spans the entire 27-mile byway loop ... Millstone Valley also has a rich history dating back to the American Revolution ... on weekends April through October....

In Trump we trust: religious right on crusade to make their man president

The Observer 23 Jun 2024
She described the election as a “hinge moment” comparable to the American revolution, American civil war, second world war and September 11 terrorist attacks ... Dorothy Harpe, an African American woman who is retired from a church in Atlanta, Georgia, was wearing a Maga cap and badge that said....

Life-changing art museums you need to visit

Odessa American 23 Jun 2024
Photos source. Wealth of Geeks. By Melanie Allen . Wealth of Geeks ... Impressive works gracing the walls of the MET include “George Washington Crossing Delaware,” the iconic image capturing Washington’s perseverance in the American Revolution, Vincent Van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat,” and Jackson Pollock’s “Autumn Rhythm (Number 30).” ... .......

Oakland County community calendar June 23 and beyond

The Oakland Press 23 Jun 2024
Community activities. • Bloomfield Community Television annual Open House event is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m ...State Rep. Donni Steele, R-Orion Township, to host a local office hour in Auburn Hills, 9-10 a.m ... • American Red Cross Blood Drives are hosted throughout the area ... • Boston Tea Party reenactment, presented by Sons of the American Revolution is 6.30 p.m....

American Independence Festival to bring history to life

The Eagle-Tribune 22 Jun 2024
EXETERVisitors to the American Independence Festival will be transported back almost 250 years to the brink of the American Revolution ... ....

CLUB NEWS: Organizations send three to Huntsville

The Lufkin News 22 Jun 2024
The officers of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Sons of the American Revolution sent three of its members to Huntsville June 15 for a state officers quarterly meeting .......

Tuscarawas County roundup: News from the Dover-New Philadelphia area

Times Reporter 22 Jun 2024
Fitzpatrick will lead a discussion about his book, “Wilderness War in the Ohio Country,” and the untold story of the battle between the British and the Native Americans for control of the Ohio country during the American Revolution ... and Indian Wars through the American Revolution....

Barbs fly as parliament begins budget debate

Dawn 22 Jun 2024
In the upper house, it was PTI’s Barrister Ali Zafar who took the government to task, recounting how the American and French revolutions were sparked when unrepresentative governments imposed heavy taxes, while a similar move brought about the downfall of the British monarchy as well....