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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Linda Ryno

Cadillac News 11 Aug 2020
Linda Rose Smith was born April 13, 1958, to Fred and Velta (Knerr Clough) Smith, of Boon. She graduated from Mesick in 1976. She married Donald K ... Linda was a proud member of the Marie Therese Cadillac Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Linda loved the Christmas Season ... Cadillac News. ....

Knowing the facts; Eden Carnes takes first place in statewide contest commemorating 19th Amendment

The Maryville Daily Times 11 Aug 2020
She placed third in the nation at the American Legion Constitution Speech Oratorical Contest. Last year, her sophomore year, Eden placed first in the nation with her short story of historical fiction in a Daughters of the American Revolution contest....

Looters are looters no matter what the circumstances

Chicago Sun-Times 11 Aug 2020
It was not a revolution ... This brazen incident also exposes the divide that exists in the African-American community when it comes to criminality, and why calls to “defund the police” are falling on a lot of deaf ears ... leaders in the Chicago Police Department are African American....

How Women Used Their Domestic Power to Influence the American Revolution

Time 10 Aug 2020
But at the dawn of the American Revolution, it was revolutionary ... The story of these revolutionary women is rooted in the transformation of the consumer marketplace in the 18th century American colonies ... Even today, the spinning wheel is the symbol of the Daughters of the American Revolution....

Revolution Medicines Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Update on Corporate Progress

Tyler Morning Telegraph 10 Aug 2020
10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Revolution Medicines, Inc ... -- Multiple presentations at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting II –Revolution Medicines had a strong presence at AACR in June, presenting three posters and hosting an educational session spanning multiple company programs ... About Revolution Medicines, Inc....

Eminent scholar of early U.S., Bernard Bailyn, dies at 97

The Philadelphia Inquirer 10 Aug 2020
... whose "The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution" transformed how many thought about the country's formation, has died at 97....

Veterans Day ceremony planned

The Milton Standard Journal 10 Aug 2020
Saturday, Nov ... Participants will also include the Nazarene Church singers, Children of the American Revolution, Rosie the Riveter and Gold Star families ... .......

Pinckney Cemetery grave marking ceremony

Livingston Daily 10 Aug 2020
American Revolution veteran Claudius Britton II and his son Claudius Britton III from the War of 1812 were honored with a grave marking ceremony ... ....

New The Good Lord Bird Teaser Features Ethan Hawke as John Brown

Coming Soon 10 Aug 2020
Showtime has released a brand new teaser for their upcoming limited series adaptation of The Good Lord Bird, giving us a new look at Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke’s insane portrayal of American abolitionist John Brown, who was known for advocating a violent revolution to abolish slavery....

Trump’s Executive Order About U.S.-Made Drugs May Not Enhance Public Safety the Way It Should

Time Magazine 10 Aug 2020
On August 6, President Trump signed an executive order to encourage the federal government to buy American-made essential medicines ... Perhaps the best way to restore American pharmaceutical manufacturing—and to drive a “Buy Americanrevolution—is to give consumers the information so many of us want....

Battle Day Weekend 2020: A visit by Gov. Scott, fireworks, a walking tour and a ...

Bennington Banner 10 Aug 2020
The ceremony, which will be cablecast by the CAT-TV and GNAT local cable networks, will end with the firing of a cannon by members of the 2nd Continental Artillery of the Sons of the American Revolution ... The town center will be decorated with patriotic banners, and a large American flag will hang near the entrance to the Veterans' Home....

How to Fight the Enemies of Academic Freedom

Quillette 10 Aug 2020
According to a 2019 Cato Institute study, 75 percent of immigrants who are American citizens are very proud to be American compared to only 69 percent of native-born Americans ... Our weapons in this war of ideas are simply the belief in the old ideals of the American revolution....

Tom Poland: The mystery of Huguenot, Georgia

Index-Journal 10 Aug 2020
I grew up unlettered as Huguenots go. That changed much later after I moved to South Carolina ... They established a log church at New Bordeaux, the last one organized in South Carolina before the American Revolution ... The Revolution and end of silk production led to the demise of New Bordeaux, but descendants to this day live in western South Carolina....