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April 26: British Troops Attack Danbury, Connecticut

During the American Revolution, the western Connecticut town of Danbury served as a critical supply depot for Continental Army troops stationed in the New England and mid-Atlantic states, including the strategically-important Hudson River Valley area. 403 more words

Q&A: Benjamin Park, author of American Nationalisms

Today’s interviewee hardly needs introduction for readers of The Junto. Ben Park is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University in Texas; he earned his PhD in Britain’s second-best history department, at Cambridge University; and went on to hold a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. 1,169 more words

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What Brought About The American Revolution

I have always had a soft spot for the early years of this country, most notably the years between 1760-1812 and the American Revolution.

There is a wealth of subjects written about this time and just as many excuses for why the Revolution was fought…..some point to high taxes….others just did not appreciate the monarchy and its influence on the Colonies……I found 10 things that lead to the Revolution and ultimately the independence of this nation. 96 more words


Battles of Lexington and Concord

The Battles of Lexington and Concord changed the world forever, marking the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. In the early hours of April 19, 1775, some 800 British regulars were on the march to seize weapons and gunpowder being stored in Concord, Massachusetts. 1,279 more words

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'Day of Terror in the Czar's Capital', by Ari Sclar

“Where was the Tsar yesterday?  His children had come to seek him – him, the Father of his people – to tell him their wrongs and to crave his paternal help.  169 more words

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Challenging Lafayette’s Legacy: Race and Republicanism in France and the United States

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Aurélia Aubert

In March 1825, Achille Murat, a recent settler in Florida and nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, heard that the Marquis de Lafayette was touring the United States. 2,092 more words


A President, a Cardinal, and a Soldier walk into a bar...

The Council, Episode One: The Mad Ones by Big Bad Wolf

What if John Adams had a secret, occult daughter with a period inappropriate haircut? 877 more words

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