December 15, 2017

Treaty of Paris

Signing of the Treaty of Paris

Signing of the Treaty of Paris

The Treaty of Paris is part 15, and the last part, of my “Revisiting the American Revolution History.” Have a great Fourth of July celebration, and remember what others have sacrificed for this privilege. The Treaty of Paris officially ended the revolution, and recognized the United States of America as an independent nation. [Read more…]

Articles of Confederation

Scene from the Signing of the American Constitution

Scene from the Signing of the American Constitution

Articles of Confederation is part 14 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. The Articles of Confederation were created to define a new central government for America. The members of the Second Continental Congress continued to govern in place of a national government. The colonists needed policies on national issues such as commerce, foreign affairs and defense. They appointed a committee to draft the Articles of Confederation. [Read more…]

Major Battles of the Revolution

Leading the Charge, Battles of the American Revolution

Leading the Charge, Battles of the American Revolution

Major battles of the American Revolution is part 13 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. There were over 25 major battles in the American Revolution. From the first shots at the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April 1775, to the Battle of Germantown in the winter of 1777, the British had the superior fighting force. However, the Continental Army had some significant wins. In early 1777, Britain had two main armies led by General Burgoyne and General Cornwallis. As Burgoyne’s army marched south, they extended their supply lines to the point of running out of food and supplies. Eventually, Burgoyne was forced to surrender at the Battle of Saratoga. [Read more…]

Declaration of Independence

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is part 12 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson, with the assistance of John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. The document declared the colonist’s independence from Britain, and defined the rights of the American people as independent states. It defined a democratic government, created to serve the people, and that could only act with consent of the people. [Read more…]

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…]