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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History on Horseback: Napoleon Bonaparte

Quillette 04 Dec 2023
... role in the American Civil War and Lenin’s in the Russian Revolution ... Along with the American Revolution, it represented the zenith of the wider bourgeois revolution, the revolt of the Third Estate against feudalism and the ascendancy of bourgeois society to political supremacy....

DAR chapter holds meeting

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 04 Dec 2023
The Pine Bluff-John McAlmont chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Nov ... Vice Regent Susan Over presented the program on the American Indian with emphasis on Chief Saracen and other Native Americans ......

These Are The Next Possible Unicorns Of Central America

MENA FN 04 Dec 2023
(MENAFN - Costa Rica News) --a-At the heart of this Central American business revolution, we find four brands with extraordinary proposals, and despite not having yet reached a–unicorn– position, ... ....

Political terrorism

Citrus County Chronicle 04 Dec 2023
Our Founding-Fathers understood that in practicality, only three forms of government can exist ... Alexander Hamilton wrote ... It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” During the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers feared and predicted that even the strongest republics/democracies can easily drift into authoritarianism over time ... ....

‘The Gilded Age’ Drops a Surprise Proposal Bound for Disaster

The Daily Beast 04 Dec 2023
(Warning ... For instance ... HBO ... Or perhaps it’s something else ... This is pretty understandable, given that Agnes is still pretty grumpy about their marriage; when Marian suggests that something good will come out of the match this week, she counters, “Good came from the American Revolution, but it was difficult to live through all the same.” Okay, then! ... ....

Nathan Perry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution members deliver coats to Vincent Elementary

The Morning Journal 03 Dec 2023
The Nathan Perry Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution remains committed to fostering a sense of civic responsibility and compassion among its members, the release said....

Local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates 75 years

The Lufkin News 03 Dec 2023
The Anthony Smith Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution commemorated 75 years of serving Lufkin and the surrounding areas Saturday during its Diamond Jubilee at the St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church Parish Hall ... That's pretty significant.". × This page requires Javascript ... Please enable it in your browser settings ... .......

Library has calendar-full of holiday activities

Uvalde Leader News 03 Dec 2023
From a prize drawing and story time with Santa Claus, to a holiday concert and prayer meetings, El Progreso Memorial Library is ushering in the holiday season with a bevy of events. Santa Claus will be the special guest reader on three occasions ... 7 at 6 p.m., while the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at noon at the home of Toni Hull....

Blood on Biden's hands: United States is the one pulling the strings in Gaza

Press TV 03 Dec 2023
Biden himself, although he doesn’t know what he says, has also minced no words in recent weeks to project himself as the most Zionist American president ever, batting for the child-murdering regime ... Instead of condemning the genocidal act, the Zionist-American president played the devil’s advocate....