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Rhetoric and Resistance in the Face of Tyranny

November 23, 2022 American Revolution 0

By: Mike Maharrey As the British put increased pressure on the American colonists in an effort to force them into submission, the colonists backed up their increasingly forceful rhetoric with concrete ...

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Today in History: First Continental Congress Passes the Continental Association

November 4, 2022 American Revolution / History 0

By: Mike Maharrey Today in history, on October 20, 1774, the First Continental Congress adopted the Continental Association. This agreement put teeth into the Declaration of Colonial Rights the Congress adopted a week earlier by ...

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Today in History: Continental Congress Adopts Declaration of Colonial Rights

October 29, 2022 American Revolution 0

By: Mike Maharrey On this date in 1774, the First Continental Congress adopted the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress. This declaration of colonial rights was in response to the ...

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Setting a Foundation: The Virginia Declaration of Rights

By: Mike Maharrey On June 12, 1776, the Virginia House of Burgesses passed the Virginia Declaration of Rights. It is arguably the most important founding document that most people have never heard ...

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Lessons from the Quartering Acts of 1765 and 1774

June 2, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: TJ Martinell Most people are familiar with the Boston Tea Party, but not a lot of people know about the aftermath, and how that experience helped shape the Constitution and ...

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Refuse to Cooperate: How the Colonies Responded to the Boston Port Act

By: Mike Maharrey James Madison gave us a blueprint to stop “unwarrantable” government actions (or even “warrantable” actions that happen to be unpopular) in Federalist #46. Madison wrote that “a refusal to cooperate with ...

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Today in History: Parliament Passes the Tea Act

By: Mike Maharrey On April 27, 1773, the British Parliament passed the Tea Act. American colonists widely viewed this as another violation of their right to self-government and it led to ...

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The Midnight Ride of Jack Jouett that Saved Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry

By: Joe Wolverton, II Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of — Jack Jouett? Jouett’s mission, like that of his more famous fellow horseman, was to warn ...

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Patrick Henry: Give me Liberty or Give me Death!

March 25, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Michael Boldin On March 23, 1775 – less than a month before Lexington and Concord and the “shot heard round the world,” Patrick Henry offered a set of resolutions before ...

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Thomas Paine, Passionate Pamphleteer for Liberty

December 29, 2020 Thomas Paine 0

By: Tenth Amendment As nobody before, Thomas Paine stirred ordinary people to defend their liberty. He wrote the three top-selling literary works of the eighteenth century, which inspired the American Revolution, ...

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