December 15, 2017

Battle of Bunker Hill

The American Revolution, Battle of Bunker Hill, fought on Breeds Hill.

Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill is part 10 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

After the Battle of Lexington and Concord the colonial militia chased the British army back to Boston. There, the militia held position around the city. [Read more…]

Second Continental Congress

Meeting of the Continental Congress

Meeting of the Continental Congress

The Second Continent Congress is part 9 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

With the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution had officially begun. The colonists needed to plan a response to this escalating conflict. The Second Continental Congress was held on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [Read more…]

Battle of Lexington and Concord


Battle of Lexington and Concord

Battle of Lexington and Concord

The Battle of Lexington and Concord is part 8 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. Often referred to as the “Shot Heard Around the World,” the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. The British were concerned of a rebellion by the colonists and sent 700 soldiers to destroy munitions the colonists had stored in Concord. The colonists learned of the plan, and in the now famous “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” he road his horse from Boston to Lexington to warn that the British were coming. [Read more…]

First Continental Congress

First Continental Congress

First Continental Congress, Join or Die

The First Continental Congress is part 7 of revisiting the American Revolution history, my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. The First Continental Congress brought together representatives from each of the colonies, except Georgia, to discuss a response to the British “Intolerable Acts.” [Read more…]

The Intolerable Acts

Leslie Bridge

The “Intolerable Acts” is part 6 of my ongoing Fourth of July pre-celebration revisiting American Revolution history. The British parliament responded to the Boston Tea Party by passing laws the colonies called the “Intolerable Acts.” [Read more…]

Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party is part 5 of my American Revolution refresher, and the real meaning behind the Fourth of July. Today I’ll talk about the motivation and what happened at the Boston Tea Party.

After protests by the colonists, the British government repealed the Townsend Act removing taxes and duties on all goods, except for tea. [Read more…]

British Evacuation of Boston

British SoldiersThe British Evacuation of Boston is part 11 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

After the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the colonial militia had set up a siege line around the British army in Boston. This limited the British access to fresh meat and other supplies. Also, even though the British defeated the militia in the Battle of Bunker Hill, major losses left the British needing reinforcements from England. [Read more…]

Boston Massacre

Boston Massacre - Customs House on King Street in Boston

Boston Massacre - Customs House on King Street in Boston

The Boston Massacre is part 4 of my American Revolution refresher, and the meaning behind the Fourth of July. Today I’ll talk about what happened at the Boston Massacre, and its implication on driving the colonists towards independence.

The citizens of Boston resented having British troops stationed in their town to enforce the British Tax Acts. On evening of March 5, a group of young men began taunting a British sentry outside the Custom House. They began throwing snowballs at the sentry. [Read more…]

Quest for Independence

Quest for Independence

Quest for Independence

Quest for Independence is part 3 of my American Revolution refresher. I’ll talk about the events leading to the revolution. In part 1, I talked about how the French and Indian War was a contributing factor to the revolution.

The quest for independence was the result of an ongoing series of grievances the colonists had against Britain. [Read more…]

French Indian War

French Indian War - Burning At Stake

French Indian War - Burning At Stake

To see the origins of the American Revolution we need to go back to the French Indian War. Britain had just fought the French and Indian War, gaining control of Canada and much of the land east of the Mississippi. Britain now needed more money to maintain soldiers in all these areas. In 1764, the British government decided to tax the colonists to pay a share of these costs. [Read more…]