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“The Americans Have Hoisted Their Standard of Liberty at Salem”

The skirmishes at Lexington and Concord are often considered the beginning of the American Revolution, a violent change in the controversy between Great Britain... The post “The Americans Have Hoisted Their Standard of Liberty at Salem” appeared...

The East India Company and Parliament’s Fateful Decision of 1767

India, the fabled land of rubies, diamonds, gold, tigers, and mystery, captured the imagination of the British people in the mid 1700s. Robert Clive... The post The East India Company and Parliament’s Fateful Decision of 1767 appeared first on Journal...

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America by T.H. Breen (Harvard University Press, 2019) In the latest of a series of influential... The post The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America appeared first on Journal of...

The Exception to “No Taxation Without Representation”

“I know not why we should blush to confess that molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence.”— John Adams[1] A one penny per... The post The Exception to “No Taxation Without Representation” appeared first...

Josiah Quincy, Jr.

Josiah Quincy, Jr.’s name is rarely mentioned in history books. This is because his name never appeared at the top of any leaderboard, that... The post Josiah Quincy, Jr. appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Grappling with Imperium in Imperio: Indivisible Sovereignty in Joseph Galloway’s British Empire

Although by 1775 hostilities between Great Britain and the American colonies had commenced, there were still those within the colonies who believed that the... The post Grappling with <i>Imperium in Imperio</i>: Indivisible Sovereignty in...

Reconciliation between the Colonies and Great Britain—A Close Call

There were many attempts, before and during the American Revolution, to avoid armed conflict via negotiation, or to stop the war after it began.... The post Reconciliation between the Colonies and Great Britain—A Close Call appeared first on Journal...

The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”

According to the Virginia Gazette between 400 and 500 merchants gathered in Williamsburg in early November 1774 and “voluntarily and generally signed” the Continental... The post The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”...

Resolutions Shared by Two Towns 300 Miles Apart

The year was 1773. On May 10, Parliament had passed the Tea Act allowed the East India Company to sell tea directly to the... The post Resolutions Shared by Two Towns 300 Miles Apart appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Molasses Act: A Brief History

The Molasses Act of 1733 levied a duty of six pence per gallon on foreign molasses imported into British colonies in North America. The... The post The Molasses Act: A Brief History appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Sugar Act: A Brief History

The Sugar Act of 1764 levied taxes on imports to British colonies in North America. In doing so, the act marked a change in... The post The Sugar Act: A Brief History appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Take Them At Their Word: Virginia’s Opposition to the Townshend Duties

The other day I became indirectly embroiled in a disagreement about what belonged on a historic road sign that was to be posted to... The post Take Them At Their Word: Virginia’s Opposition to the Townshend Duties appeared first on Journal of the...

Franklin’s Secret Efforts to bring about Reconciliation

Benjamin Franklin made two missions to London prior to the Revolution; the first from 1757 to 1762, the second from 1764 to 1775. In... The post Franklin’s Secret Efforts to bring about Reconciliation appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Earl of Dartmouth, Secretary of State for the Colonies, Second Year: November 1773 – August 1774

During the three months that the Earl of Dartmouth, Secretary of State for the Colonies, was on holiday from August to November 1773, the... The post The Earl of Dartmouth, Secretary of State for the Colonies, Second Year: November 1773 – August...

Benjamin Franklin’s Mission to London, 1757-176

Thomas Penn, the son of founder William Penn, inherited majority control of the proprietorship of the colony of Pennsylvania in 1746. At the time... The post Benjamin Franklin’s Mission to London, 1757-1762 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Blame Canada: The Quebec Act & the American Revolution

Ask a group of my 8th grade U.S. History students what the causes of the American Revolution were and they are likely recite a... The post Blame Canada: The Quebec Act & the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Election Fraud and Voter Suppression: 18th-century Style

There was certainly no love lost between two of the three Virginia gentlemen from Prince William County who stood for office in the county’s... The post Election Fraud and Voter Suppression: 18th-century Style appeared first on Journal of the American...

How Britain Tried to Intimidate Colonial Taxpayers into Compliance

The Fourth Amendment The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreas­onable sear­ches and seizures, shall... The post How Britain Tried to Intimidate Colonial Taxpayers into Compliance appeared...

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