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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June 1, 1776 - Militia Surrounds Charleston in the American Revolution

The Post and Courier 01 Jun 2020
On June 1, the British fleet, commanded by Sir Peter Parker and Sir Henry Clinton, appeared and “displayed about fifty sail before the town, on the outside of the bar.”. Col....

Three scholarships presented by Jared Mansfield Chapter DAR

Richland Source 01 Jun 2020
MANSFIELDJared Mansfield Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented three scholarship awards of $300 each to Natalie Reynolds, Nicole Schemine and Abriya Pierce at each of their homes on May 27, 2020 ... of the American Revolution is eligible to join....

Blount fifth grader wins DAR state history essay contest

The Maryville Daily Times 01 Jun 2020
The Mary Blount Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution announced that Zion “Zee” Carnes is the fifth grade winner of the 2019 Tennessee State-TSDAR American History Essay Contest ... Konnie Beauregard, Southeastern Division Vice Chair for NSDAR American History Committee....

Mansfield names top students

The Sun Chronicle 01 Jun 2020
Avantika Naik, valedictorian ... Naik received the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award and was nominated for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Scholarship ... Her second year, her documentary played at the National Museum of African American History and Culture ... ....

The Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station

The Eastern Herald 01 Jun 2020
It is the first manned flight from the United States, with North American astronauts and launched from the country since 2011, when the space shuttle flights ended ... NASA, however, speaks of “revolution,” since SpaceX will once again allow the United States to access space at a less onerous cost than previous programs....


Dawn 31 May 2020
Most importantly, however, the book airbrushes the role of Israel in the geo-politics of the Middle East, and downplays the significance of American foreign policy towards Iran — both before and after the Islamic revolution — and the Middle East in general....

Book review: 'The Boston Massacre'

Bowling Green Daily News 31 May 2020
Historians continue to assess the meaning of the American Revolution ... The result is a lively gem of a book that expands our views of early-modern military life, pre-revolutionary Boston and, in turn, the American Revolution ... “We think of the American Revolution as a political event,” she concludes, “but it was much more like a bad divorce.”....

Mary Blount NSDAR announces Junior American Citizen winners

The Maryville Daily Times 31 May 2020
Mary Blount Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the annual Junior American Citizen (JAC) contest in the fall ... The contest was created to promote good citizenship and appreciation of American ......

Violence, extreme protests are maddening | Letters

Orlando Sentinel 31 May 2020
The American Revolution; the wanton, nearly extermination of Native Americans; city ......

Saint John de Crevecoeur Chapter Announces NEK’s DAR Good Citizens For 2019-2020 School Year

Caledonian Record 31 May 2020
The Saint John de Crevecoeur Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced the Northeast Kingdom’s DAR Good Citizens for the 2019-2020 school year ... Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR....

Computers and the Internet: Great books to read

The Norman Transcript 31 May 2020
— "Hackers, heroes of the computer revolution," by Steven Levy ... how two Americans invented the microchip and launched a revolution," by T.R ... which led him to discover a German spy hacking into American military computers and selling secrets to the Soviet Union's KGB, is priceless....