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The Constitutional Authority of the Continental Congress

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared America’s Independence from the British Empire. Approximately five years later, on March 1, 1781, Congress... The post The Constitutional Authority of the Continental Congress appeared first...

“That a General be Appointed to command”

After the events at Lexington and Concord on April 19, it appeared that military force of some sort might be warranted in dealing with... The post “That a General be Appointed to command” appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Divine Providence and Deism in the Declaration of Independence

Clemson University Professor C. Bradley Thompson is a nationally recognized historian and Revolutionary Era scholar whose most recent book, America’s Revolutionary Mind, has earned... The post Divine Providence and Deism in the Declaration of Independence...

The Capture of North Carolina Governor Thomas Burke

When the vote came on Tuesday, July 26, 1781, before the House’s evening adjournment, it was Thomas Burke’s turn to hold the Executive office... The post The Capture of North Carolina Governor Thomas Burke appeared first on Journal of the American...

John Rutledge: President of South Carolina, 1776–1778

John Rutledge was born into Charleston’s elite in 1739 and by April 1775 had established himself as a defender of English rights in the... The post John Rutledge: President of South Carolina, 1776–1778 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Documents of the Revolution: A Continuum of Conviction

Those familiar with American history know that the Articles of Confederation served as the first constitution of the unified states during the American Revolution.... The post Documents of the Revolution: A Continuum of Conviction appeared first on Journal...

Isaac Roosevelt: Merchant, Federalist, Banker, New Yorker

On Saturday September 17, 1938 New York governor Herbert H. Lehman and 5,000 others assembled in Poughkeepsie to observe the sesquicentennial of the Empire... The post Isaac Roosevelt: Merchant, Federalist, Banker, New Yorker appeared first on Journal...

The Fight Behind the Declaration of Independence

Put yourself, in your mind’s eye, back in June 1776, specifically, the period between June 7 and July 1. It is precisely at that... The post The Fight Behind the Declaration of Independence appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Beeline March: The Birth of the American Army

On a late spring afternoon in 1825, the two Bedinger brothers—Henry and Michael, old men now, seventy-four and sixty-nine respectively, proud immigrants from Alsace-Lorraine—commanded... The post The Beeline March: The Birth of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Robert Davis on Georgia and the American Revolution

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews distinguished historian Robert “Bob” Davis about Georgia’s unique role in the American Revolution as the colony that... The post This Week on Dispatches: Robert Davis...

Johan Joachim Zubly: The Other Georgia Delegate

When reading the excellent JAR article “The Dark and Heroic Histories of Georgia’s Signers,” I happened to recall another Georgia delegate to the Second... The post Johan Joachim Zubly: The Other Georgia Delegate appeared first on Journal...

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All

When the Second Continental Congress met in June 1775, they were not prepared for what they found. Several months earlier on April 19 the... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Committee of Secret Correspondence

The four-story, brick Carpenters’ Hall building in Philadelphia. Source: Harper’s Encyclopedia of United States History (1912) As the struggle between Great Britain and her colonists in the thirteen North American colonies entered a state...