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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Obituary: Frances Carmel Gaisser Ristine Gleason

Aspen Times 21 Oct 2020
Frances Carmel Gaisser Ristine Gleason ... His friend, Everett Peirce, persuaded the Ristine family to break from the usual New Jersey shore vacation and tour the American west and its canyon lands ... Rusty (Fred P ... She became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), by way of her ancestor Benjamin Harris of the North Carolina Militia ... ....
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Russia says US preparing ‘revolution scenario’ in Moldova

Press TV 20 Oct 2020
Russia says the United States is preparing a “revolution” in Moldova ahead of the November election in the former Soviet state ... “Now we are seeing clearly that the Americans are preparing a ‘revolution’ scenario in Moldova,” where pro-Moscow President Igor Dodon is seeking re-election in the November poll, the statement said....
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The 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones unpacks anti-Blackness, history of slavery in Watson talk

The Brown Daily Herald 20 Oct 2020
The National Association of Scholars’ letter claimed that Hannah-Jones’ essay was “making a large claim that protecting the institution of slavery was a primary motive for the American Revolution, a claim for which there is simply no evidence.”....
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Prosperity or Revolution?

The Knoxville Focus 20 Oct 2020
And their hatred of President Trump is un-Christian and un-American ... Will we choose the Democrat’s revolution or will we choose American prosperity?. Prosperity or Revolution? added by design on October 19, 2020 ... The “NewAmerican Revolution The Best Medicine Americans for Prosperity – Tennessee Launches Champions of Prosperity Award Tour .......
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Can Trump repeat the miracle of 2016?

Kingsport Times-News 20 Oct 2020
But again, without the abolition of the filibuster, a GOP Senate minority could block this agenda that is designed to create a new American nation unlike the one we have known. No, this is not the French Revolution. But nor is it the country that evolved over two centuries out of the American Revolution....
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Russia: U.S. Seeks ‘Revolution’ in Moldova, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan

Kayhan 20 Oct 2020
"Now we are seeing clearly that the Americans are preparing a ‘revolution’ scenario in Moldova”, where pro-Moscow President Igor Dodon is seeking re-election in the November ballot, the head of Russian’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergei Naryshkin said in a statement....
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Evelyn Shultz

The Citizens' Voice 20 Oct 2020
Evelyn Roberts Shultz, 85, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Geisinger South Hospice, Wilkes-Barre ... Main St., Shavertown ... In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Morristown, N.J., Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution or the American Legion Post 91, Wharton, N.J .......
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Local knitter honored for service to veterans

Black Hills Pioneer 20 Oct 2020
Recently, Robin Carmody, who has hand knit hundreds of holiday scarves for veterans in need, was presented the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Community Service Award by the Catherine Thybo Chapture of DAR. “Oh, it was such an honor to even be considered for this award,” Carmody said ... “And we don’t want to forget them.” ... .......
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Can America survive the re-election of Donald Trump?

Beijing News 20 Oct 2020
The stakes almost defy comprehension - suggestive less of a competition over who will become the president of the United States, but whether people will vote to either retain the ideals and promises of an already wounded democracy or to sanction a further slide of American society into the abyss of authoritarianism....
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The birth of American supremacy — and the carefully constructed myth of 'isolationism'

Alternet 20 Oct 2020
His immediate priority as secretary of state was to situate the young republic globally so that Americans might enjoy both safety and prosperity ... We had already had our revolution. In his view, it wasn't this country's purpose to promote revolution elsewhere or to dictate history's future course....
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Reframing America’s Role in the World

Consortium News 20 Oct 2020
His immediate priority as secretary of state was to situate the young republic globally so that Americans might enjoy both safety and prosperity ... We had already had our revolution. In his view, it wasn’t this country’s purpose to promote revolution elsewhere or to dictate history’s future course....
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Chris Hedges: The Politics of Cultural Despair

Consortium News 20 Oct 2020
The American Burlesque ... Hundreds of thousands of Americans die each year from opioid overdoes, alcoholism and suicide, what sociologists calls deaths of despair ... Some 43 million Americans have lost their employee-sponsored health insurance ... reform, which, given the decay in the American body politic, is impossible; revolution; or tyranny....
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Jamelle Bouie: What about the rest of the Constitution?

The Salt Lake Tribune 19 Oct 2020
More Qualms About Public Meaning Originalism,” that the events of the American Revolution put “sustained pressure” on critical terms like “constitution” or “executive power” that cannot be understood without a historical understanding of this political and intellectual tumult....

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