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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Markers placed on graves of Revolutionary War vets

The Star Democrat 16 Apr 2021
CAMBRIDGE — The Captain John Smoot Chapter of the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution hosted a ceremony on Saturday, April 10, to honor Revolutionary War veterans buried at Christ Church cemetery in Cambridge....

Opinion: About Marion Pierce Carter, and the mysterious memorial discovery

Taunton Daily Gazette 16 Apr 2021
Otis Dyer lives in Rehoboth ... Marion Pierce was born in Attleboro on May 27, 1867 to Alfred and Martha (Williams) Pierce. She married Miles L ... Marion died on Sept ... Through Shubael Wheeler, a corporal during the Revolution and her great-grandfather, Marion was made a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution ... Otis Dyer. Rehoboth. Facebook. Twitter....

Patriots' Day highlights revolutionary New York

Niagara Gazette 16 Apr 2021
Most Americans are familiar with the events of April 1775 in the Massachusetts villages of Lexington and Concord. It was then that British soldiers and Massachusetts militia clashed and began the American War for Independence....

DAR presents Good Citizens Award

Observer-Reporter 16 Apr 2021
The Washington County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announces its 2020-21 Good Citizen Award recipients ... They are ... .......

George Will: Misunderstanding patriotism

The Marshall News Messenger 16 Apr 2021
Those who believe that the nation’s real founding was the arrival of slaves in 1619, that the American Revolution was fought to defend slavery, that the nation remains saturated with “systemic racism,” that the economic system has always been fundamentally exploitive, that the ......

Poetry and identity

The Paducah Sun 16 Apr 2021
And what makes me, me ... While I do not believe that Robert Frost was attempting to describe American individualism, his poem “The Road Not Taken” certainly can be interpreted that way ... There are many around the time of the American Revolution ... I was introduced to it when I was preaching at a small African American church in West Texas ... We wear the mask....

Outlander book news: Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone finally has a release date

m&c 16 Apr 2021
Sam Heughan as Jamie and Caitriona Balfe as Claire, as seen in the TV adaptation of Outlander. Pic credit. Starz. For fans of Starz’s Outlander that are also fans of the books series on which it is based, today is certainly a very exciting day ... Have. A ... ... . ... Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.” ... Aaaaanddd ... ....

VFW to host oyster roast Saturday

Daily Advance 16 Apr 2021
TODAY. 1960s exhibit opens ... Visitors can view the exhibit Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month ... Litter Sweep ... The Edenton Tea Party Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a nonprofit service organization that honors the legacy of its patriot ancestors, is seeking new members ... ....

DAR moves into spring activities

Uvalde Leader News 15 Apr 2021
Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution chaplain Nancy Baker (left) and vice regent Betty Lawrence (center) welcome new member Kathryn Wendlendt. The following column was contributed by Karen Collins, secretary of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution....

US 12 Heritage Trail Chapter visits Litchfield

The Hillsdale Daily News 15 Apr 2021
The Daughters of the American Revolution are one of the largest women’s service groups in the world, with its member count over one million. The group promotes education, patriotism and preservation ... Both groups welcome new members. DAR members have a direct linage to a patriot who assisted in the American Revolution ... ....

Questioning Biden Administration

Bitterroot Star 15 Apr 2021
degree (Ursinus College is a private liberal arts college in Collegeville, Pennsylvania), and from Brown University in 1974 with a PhD in sociology, is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Center for American Progress ... I pray that more American citizens are waking up to ......

Tax Resisters Divert Their Money From War to Human Welfare

truthout 15 Apr 2021
American taxpayers make U.S ... Quakers resisted war taxes throughout the American Revolution and Mexican-American War en masse. Henry David Thoreau, well-known for his essay “Civil Disobedience,” was jailed for refusing to pay taxes in opposition to slavery and the Mexican-American War ... bourgeois revolution — the first U.S....

Calendar 041521

Uvalde Leader News 15 Apr 2021
Thursday, April 15. Community farmers market will be held in the downtown plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m ... For a link, email ... the Uvalde de las Encinas chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10.30 a.m ... .......