December 11, 2018

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…]

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…]

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…]