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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AP’s first freedom fighters' memorial

Deccan Chronicle 08 Aug 2022
VIJAYAWADA ... Memorial Trust of Gujarat ... Dr Prasad said that under the modernisation of present Gandhi Vijnana Mandiram building, permanent exhibits depicting famous revolutions of the world like the French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Cuban Revolution etc will be displayed on the top floor ... The new building will have a separate ... .......
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A mass grave of German 'mercenaries' who fought for the British in the Revolutionary War ...

Yahoo Daily News 08 Aug 2022
Hessian soldiers from Germany fought as British mercenaries against American independence ... The Hessians were from Germany, mainly the state of Hesse, who fought to defend the British crown in the American Revolution ... The victory was a morale boost for General George Washington's hard-pressed forces and the American cause....
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In the 1800s, the American Colonization Society relocated thousands of freed Black Americans to West ...

Yahoo Daily News 08 Aug 2022
African Americans depart for Liberia, 1896. The American Colonization Society sent its last emigrants to Liberia in 1904.Digital Collections, The New York Public Library ... hotel to discuss the future of freed Black Americans. Following the American Revolution, the number of freed Black Americans had grown from 60,000 in 1790 to 300,000 by 1830....
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Technology is disrupting the nation's transportation system

The Patriot Ledger 08 Aug 2022
Far more than those who lived during the Renaissance or the Industrial Revolution, people are self-consciously aware of the transcendent characteristic of this period in history. Americans truly live in an age of innovation....
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David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

Elko Daily Free Press 08 Aug 2022
He helped raise the reputations of Truman and Adams, and he started a wave of best-sellers about the American Revolution, including McCullough's own "1776." ... Author David McCullough speaks during the opening ceremony for Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 19, 2017....
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DeSantis and Future Foreign Policy Disasters

Antiwar 08 Aug 2022
Given Florida’s demographics, it would be surprising were he not closely in tune with the Cuban-American lobby ... An independent researcher and journalist, his work can be found at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, Eurasian Review, Libertarian Institute, Journal of the American Revolution, Antiwar.com, and the Journal of Libertarian Studies....
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Pulitzer-winning historian David McCullough dies at age 89

Fox31 Denver 08 Aug 2022
Through his biographies, he dramatically illustrated the most ennobling parts of the American character," Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp said in a statement ... He helped raise the reputations of Truman and Adams, and he started a wave of best-sellers about the American Revolution, including McCullough’s own “1776.”....
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Crockett Days Celebration promises fun on the frontier

Johnson City Press 08 Aug 2022
LIMESTONE, Tenn.David Crockett was born on the banks of the Nolichucky River on Aug. 17, 1786 ... congressman ... 13, at 9 a.m ... Representatives of the King’s Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Overmountain Victory Trail Association will participate, along with the David Crockett High School choir ... David Hawk ... 13, from 9 a.m ... .......
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David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian and Pittsburgh native, dies at 89

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 08 Aug 2022
Through his biographies, he dramatically illustrated the most ennobling parts of the American character,” Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp said in a statement ... He helped raise the reputations of Truman and Adams, and he started a wave of best-sellers about the American Revolution, including McCullough’s own “1776.”....
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David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Dies at 89

NBC Bay Area 08 Aug 2022
Through his biographies, he dramatically illustrated the most ennobling parts of the American character,” Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp said in a statement ... He helped raise the reputations of Truman and Adams, and he started a wave of best-sellers about the American Revolution, including McCullough’s own “1776.”....
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David McCullough, historian who wrote acclaimed presidential biographies, dies at 89

Orange County Register 08 Aug 2022
Through his biographies, he dramatically illustrated the most ennobling parts of the American character,” Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp said in a statement ... He helped raise the reputations of Truman and Adams, and he started a wave of best-sellers about the American Revolution, including McCullough’s own “1776.”....

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