Tag: "American Revolution"

The Liberty Bell Versus The Guillotine

The Liberty Bell Versus The Guillotine

| July 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

My dear friend and patriot Bernie Lutchman has posted a must-read essay on Bastille Day, July 14: The French Revolution was modeled after the successful American Revolution which led to Independence in 1776 and the removal of the British monarch as well from this country, and the thirst for new birth of freedom and democracy. [...]

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The War of 1812

The War of 1812

| April 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

(June 18, 1812 – December 24, 1814)  The Second American Revolutionary War After losing the 13 colonies to George Washington and American revolutionaries 25 years earlier, England still did not recognize the United States as a serious nation.  At war with France, Great Britain was desperate to find sailors for their fleet of over 1,000 [...]

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On Mitt, Moderation and Palin

On Mitt, Moderation and Palin

| April 25, 2012 | Comments (2)

Good thing the Founding Fathers weren’t so-called “moderates” — the USA would have never gained its independence. And yet, those of us who believe in the vision of our Founders and the watershed document known as the United States Constitution have been under assault this entire primary season — attacks that have only intensified since [...]

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Robert Livingston

Robert Livingston

| April 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

(November 27, 1746 – February 26, 1813) “We have lived long, but this is the noblest work of our whole lives. . . From this day the United States take their place among the powers of the first rank. . .” – Robert Livingston on The Louisiana Purchase Robert Livingston is not a well-known name [...]

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Paul Revere

Paul Revere

| April 16, 2012 | Comments (2)

(Late December , 1734 – May 10, 1818) “The Regulars are coming out.”  Paul Revere was likely born in Boston’s North End, the son of a French Huguenot father and a Boston mother. His father had a silver trade, which passed to Paul upon his death in 1754. As Paul was legally too young to [...]

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Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

| April 5, 2012 | Comments (1)

(January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) “Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. “ —Robert E. Lee Duty, Honor, Country is the code every US Army officer lives by. General Douglas McArthur reminded the cadets [...]

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William Paca: Maryland Signer of the Declaration of Independence

William Paca: Maryland Signer of the Declaration of Independence

| April 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

(October 31, 1740 – October 13 (or 23rd), 1799) “The family of Paca has been eminent in Maryland, through several generations; distinguished for making a good use of wealth and influence, and for supporting a prominent and honourable part in public affairs.” ~Biography of the signers to the Declaration of independence, Volume 8 edited by [...]

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John Adams

John Adams

| March 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

(October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) “Thomas Jefferson survives”. -John Adams on his deathbed John Adams  was the second President of the United States as well as a lawyer, philosopher, and farmer. He is regarded as one of the most influential of the Founding Fathers. Adams attended Harvard College at age sixteen in 1751. [...]

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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

| March 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

These days, the fourth Thursday of November features family gatherings, parades, football and people eating twice their body weight in turkey and stuffing.  The day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday”, kicks off the Christmas holiday season. Regrettably, in our modern society the significance of Thanksgiving is often overlooked in the frenzy of anticipated retail sales and seemingly [...]

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The Battle of Brandywine

The Battle of Brandywine

| March 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

September 11, 1777 “The (Continental troops) were extremely well armed, pretty well clothed, and tolerably disciplined.” -John Adams The Battle of Brandywine, which resulted in the loss of Philadelphia and the movement of the Continental Congress to York, was the culmination of a long period of frustration for the British. Lieutenant-General Sir William Howe, commander [...]

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The Jay Treaty

The Jay Treaty

| March 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

“My opinion respecting the treaty, is the same now that it was: namely, not favorable to it, but that it is better to ratify it in the manner the Senate have advised (and with the reservation already mentioned), than to suffer matters to remain as they are, unsettled.” -George Washington, in a letter to Secretary [...]

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Thomas Mifflin

Thomas Mifflin

| March 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

(January 10, 1744 – January 20, 1800) “Nobody ever heard of a Quarter Master, in history.” – General Nathaniel Greene, in a letter to General Washington (1779) A signatory of the United States Constitution, Thomas Mifflin had a colorful career.  Born in Philadelphia, Mifflin was an early critic of the British treatment of the colonies, [...]

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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

| March 24, 2012 | Comments (1)

“Without the character of Samuel Adams, the true history of the American Revolution can never be written.” – John Adams   Ira Stoll, in his book Samuel Adams: A Life, recalls it best:  “Of all the difficult moments in the American Revolution, one of the most desperate for the revolutionaries was late September 1777,” notes [...]

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The Continental Congress

The Continental Congress

| March 23, 2012 | Comments (5)

“Whereas it hath been found by experience that limitations upon the prices of commodities are not only ineffectual for the purpose proposed, but likewise productive of very evil consequences–resolved, that it be recommended to the several states to repeal or suspend all laws limiting, regulating or restraining the Price of any Article.” — Continental Congress, [...]

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