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QUEENS, KINGS, AND HANGINGS

September 22 in history:

Nineteen people were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, during a seven-month period in 1692, for allegedly practicing witchcraft. The final hanging happened on September 22nd that year. 108 more words

Today In History

The Noontime Ride of...Israel Bissell?!

Can I see a quick show of hands? Who here knows who Paul Revere was? Wow! Looks like…yep, pretty much everybody. How about Israel Bissell? *crickets chirping* Anyone? 576 more words

American History

McConkey's Market and Muster at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania (9/21/2014)

With beautiful weather and awesome people, greatness collided to make for a fun Market and Muster event at the scenic Washington Crossing Historic Park.  Several Pennsylvania Rev War reenacting units combined to portray the Pennsylvania Associators around 1774-1775–essentially volunteer militia (you can read about them… 384 more words

American History

Slavery and the American Revolution

How many colonies had abolished slavery before the Revolutionary War Ended? 

A) 0 B) 3 C) 4 D) 5 E) 6

B. By the end of the war, three colonies had abolished slavery: Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 141 more words

American Revolution

Ballot Box Revolution

The Scottish referendum has come to an end with the “NO” vote winning the day.  While the outcome makes me sad, it teaches the world a valuable lesson.  1,241 more words

Scottish Referendum

A conclusive ending to Burke's speech

When I was first assigned Edmund Burke’s speech for reading this year, I thought it was going to be a short, dry, and extremely focused speech which would not interest me. 72 more words

Edmund Burke

Part 2 - James Otis - "Against Writs of Assistance"

Under the reign of King George II, England had engaged in a number of wars, one being the Seven Years War” with the French for present day Nova Scotia and northern parts of New England. 679 more words

James Otis