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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What The Media Could Learn From Oriana Fallaci

Yankton Daily Press 27 Sep 2022
It is the same regime that is responsible for the murder of 600 American servicemen — one out of every six fatalities in Iraq. Fallaci, only months after the Islamic Revolution had occurred and a month before American diplomats and citizens were taken hostage, went, on her own, to Iran to procure an interview with Ayatollah Khomeini....
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Today In Johnson City History: Sept. 27

Johnson City Press 27 Sep 2022
By REBECCA HENDERSON and JOHNSON CITY PRESS. Sept. 27, 1888 ... ‘For the subscription.’” ... Sept. 27, 1910. The Johnson City Comet reported sad news ... Seventy-five years ago today, the Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported, “The John Sevier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution entertained with its monthly birthday party for patients of Ward No ... W....
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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail

Stillwater News Press 27 Sep 2022
He formally launched the Oath Keepers in Lexington, Massachusetts, on April 19, 2009, where the first shot in the American Revolution was fired ... citizens, carrying out warrantless searches and detaining Americans as enemy combatants in violation of their right to jury trials....
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Jury to be picked for Oath Keeper boss’ Jan. 6 sedition case

The Associated Press 27 Sep 2022
He formally launched the Oath Keepers in Lexington, Massachusetts, on April 19, 2009, where the first shot in the American Revolution was fired ... citizens, carrying out warrantless searches and detaining Americans as enemy combatants in violation of their right to jury trials....
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'DeSantis clearly has not done the reading for class': Historians weigh in on FL governor's remarks

Raw Story 26 Sep 2022
A clip of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis misconstruing facts surrounding the history of slavery, abolition and the American Revolution has gone viral online in recent days. At the time, he argued that it was the "American revolution that caused people to question slavery." ... Plenty of people had questioned slavery before the American Revolution....
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DC Edit | Saluting freedom’s bravest fighters: Women of Iran

Deccan Chronicle 26 Sep 2022
With a different twist of fate ... And her death fuelled a revolution ... Because this is the world’s first political revolution totally led by women. And they are declaring the same spirit, in a different language, as their spiritual equivalents across human history, their peers, who heralded the French Revolution or the American War of Independence....
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Today in History: September 26, first presidential debate

The Scranton Times-Tribune 26 Sep 2022
Today is Monday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2022. There are 96 days left in the year. In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution ... Kennedy and Republican Richard M ... .......
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Ann Rogers Clark, DAR, celebrates Constitution

News And Tribune 26 Sep 2022
The Ann Rogers Clark Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held a monthly meeting Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 ... ....
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Today in History

The Buffalo News 26 Sep 2022
Today's Highlight in History.On Sept. 26, 1960, the first-ever debate between presidential nominees took place as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon faced off before a national TV audience ... In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution ... .......
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Club presents story of Revolutionary-era publisher

Corsicana Daily Sun 26 Sep 2022
Members of the James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated Constitution Day by transforming the inside of Corsicana’s Kinsloe House into a mid-1700s era coffee house. Denise Bennett spoke in the character of Clementina Rind, the first female printer and newspaper publisher in Virginia ... .......
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A Delicious History of Anchor Brewing Company

San Francisco Examiner 26 Sep 2022
1896 ... One of the first beers produced after Fritz Maytag took over, this iconic American Porter has become the gold standard for the style ... This beer was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s ride, and subsequently started a revolution. Today, it’s considered the first American Pale Ale and the beer that started the IPA movement....
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Michstory Tours’ Cemetery Walk will unearth some great stories

Macomb Daily 26 Sep 2022
Behind every tombstone or grave marker is the story of a life once lived. Some of the more interesting ones will be shared during Michstory ToursCemetery Walk from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 8 at Clinton Grove Cemetery in Clinton Township ... Among the guests at this year’s event will be members of the Daughters of the American Revolution ... Tags. Go and Do ... .......

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