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The Annapolis Tea Party of 1774 - The Burning of the Peggy Stewart

Francis Blackwell Mayer (American painter, 1827-1899)  The burning of the Peggy Stewart during the Annapolis Tea Party in 1774.  Mayer depicts the scene when the ship's owner Anthony Stewart is forced by the mob to set fire to his ship and its...
From: 18th-century American Women on 8 Jul 2014

Very basic Timeline American War for Independence from Britain

.1776 Jul 4 United States Declaration of Independence 1776 Aug 27 Battle of Long Island 1776 Sep 15 British Occupation of New York 1776 Sep 15 Landing At Kip's Bay 1776 Sep 16 Battle of Harlem Heights 1776 Oct 11 Battle of Valcour Island 1776 Oct 18 Battle...
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Sep 2013

Ages of Revolutionary War participants on July 4, 1776 - Journal of the American Revolution

Journal of the American RevolutionAges of Revolution: How old were they on July 4, 1776?By Todd Andrlik  August 8, 2013This is a list of ages, from youngest to oldest, of key American Revolution participants, providing the precise age as of July...
From: 18th-century American Women on 4 Jul 2014

Women, Tea Parties, & Revolution

Today we hear alot about the Tea Party wing of the Republican party.  This name refers to the tea party of December 1773, when angry gentlemen of Boston, some costumed as Native Americans, destroyed property of the East India Tea Company...
From: 18th-century American Women on 9 Jun 2013

1774 Revolution Rising - Second Quartering Act

.A second Quartering Act (citation 14 Geo. III c. 54) was passed on June 2, 1774, as part of a group of laws that came to be known as the Intolerable Acts. The acts were designed to restore imperial control over the American colonies. While several of...
From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Aug 2013

1774 Revolution Rising - Massachusetts Government Act

.When Massachusetts was first chartered, a council of inhabitants was formed, the 28 members of which were to be chosen annually by the people of the colony. This bit of democratic representation was unique among the many colonies, and it was a right...
From: 18th-century American Women on 5 Aug 2013

1774 Revolution Rising - Administration of Justice Act

.Worried by the courts that convened in America and in Massachusetts in particular, and their bias toward the colonists over their British governors, on May 20, 1774, the Parliament passed the Administration of Justice Act. It provided that the governor...
From: 18th-century American Women on 4 Aug 2013

1774 Revolution Rising - Boston Port Act

.On this day in 1774, British Parliament passes the Boston Port Act, closing the port of Boston and demanding that the city’s residents pay for the nearly $1 million worth (in today’s money) of tea dumped into Boston Harbor during the “Boston Tea...
From: 18th-century American Women on 3 Aug 2013

1773 Revolution Rising - The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party, December 17, 1773Victory in the French and Indian War was costly for the British. At the war's conclusion in 1763, King George III and his government looked to taxing the American colonies as a way of recouping their war costs. They...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Aug 2013

1772 Revolution Rising - The Gaspee Affair

The Gaspee Affair occurred on June 9, 1772. The HMS Gaspee, a British customs ship, ran aground in Rhode Island and a Sons of Liberty group attacked and set fire to the ship. The British Government threatened to send the American perpetrators for trial...
From: 18th-century American Women on 1 Aug 2013

1770 Revolution Rising - The Boston Massacre

.American opposition to the British authorities kept steadily rising as assemblies were dissolved, the houses of citizens searched, and troops distributed in increasing numbers among the centers of discontent. Merchants again agreed not to import British...
From: 18th-century American Women on 31 Jul 2013

1768 Revolution Rising - 1768 & 1774 Non-Importation Agreements

Colonial resistance to British control took many forms, perhaps the most effective was the general success of the non-importation agreements. Such agreements appeared as early as 1766. They had a chilling effect on the British Merchants who traded with...
From: 18th-century American Women on 30 Jul 2013

1767 Revolution Rising - The Townshend Acts

The Townshend Acts of 1767 were a series of laws which set new import taxes on British goods including paint, paper, lead, glass and tea and used revenues to maintain British troops in America and to pay the salaries of some Royal officials who were appointed...
From: 18th-century American Women on 29 Jul 2013

1766 Revolution Rising - The Declaratory Act

The Declaratory Act of 1766 was a British Law, passed in mid March by the Parliament of Great Britain, that was passed at the same time that the Stamp Act was repealed. The colonists celebrated the repeal of the Stamp Act and their political victory but...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Jul 2013

1765 Revolution Rising - The Quartering Act

.In March 1765, the British Parliament passed the Quartering Act to address the practical concerns of troop deployment in the British American colonies. Under the terms of this legislation, each colonial assembly was directed to provide for the basic...
From: 18th-century American Women on 27 Jul 2013

1765 Revolution Rising - The Stamp Act

.On February 6th, 1765 George Grenville (1712-1770), rose in the British Parliament to offer the 55 resolutions of his Stamp Bill. The bill was passed on February 17, approved by the Lords on March 8th, and 2 weeks later ordered in effect by...
From: 18th-century American Women on 26 Jul 2013

1764 Revolution Rising - The Currency Act

.On September 1, 1764, Parliament passed the Currency Act, effectively assuming control of the colonial currency system. The act prohibited the issue of any new bills and the reissue of existing currency. Parliament favored a "hard currency" system based...
From: 18th-century American Women on 25 Jul 2013

1764 Revolution Rising - The Sugar Act

.The Revenue Act of 1764, also known as the Sugar Act, was the first tax on the American colonies imposed by the British Parliament. Its purpose was to raise revenue through the colonial customs service and to give customs agents more power and latitude...
From: 18th-century American Women on 24 Jul 2013

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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