December 11, 2018

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…]

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After protests by the colonists, the British government repealed the Townsend Act removing taxes and duties on all goods, except for tea.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

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…]