American Revolution

Potrait of Greenwich Tea Party - 22 December 1774

Greenwich Tea Party – One of the significant Tea Burning – On Similar Lines of Boston Tea Party – 22 December 1774

Greenwich Tea Party – Introduction to the Great Tea Parties The Great (Boston) Tea Party was 1st held in Boston 16 December 1773. This was a revolution following the great victory from the American colonists who successful invalidated the odious Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townshend Revenue Act of […]

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Watauga Association - War between Cherokees and Settlers - May 1776

Watauga Association – Formation of Washington District – May 1772

A semi-autonomous government had been formed much before the American Revolution for liberty by the settlers. It was called as the Watauga Association. The association was formed in now, Elizabethton, Tennessee. Though the association was active for few years its influence over trans-Appalachian region is significant. The Watauga Association laid […]

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Committees of Correspondence In The Colonies During the 1760s and 1770s

Committees of Correspondence In The Colonies During the 1760s and 1770s – A Solution to make communication easier with British Government – Planned by Dabney Carr – November 2, 1772

American colonies governed by British suffered under tyrannical Governors, huge tax bills and fees. Local residents found it hard to find a voice that addressed the grievances of the colony men to the British Government. The intelligent patriot leaders came up with a solution to make the communication easier and […]

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Burning of HMS Gaspee by the Revolutionaries

The Gaspee Affair – The British Schooner Gaspee was burned on 9 June, 1772

The road to liberty was hard. In American Revolution the “Gaspee Affair” sparked patriotism amongst colonists that laid a strong base for American Revolution in later years. Many historians urge the importance of Gaspee Affair in American Revolution for liberty. In 1772, a ship that belonged to the Queen was […]

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The First Continental Congress, 1774 - Held in Philadelphia with Difference of Opinions

First Continental Congress – Held in Philadelphia – 5 September 1774 to 26 October 1774

As an aftermath of Boston Tea Party, the Coercive Acts, and the Powder Alarm of 1774, leading colonial politicians gathered in Philadelphia to organize a united colonial assembly. The purpose of the Congress was to find a peaceful solution to the building tension between Britain and America. Further, the Congress […]

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Alamance, The First Battle of the Revolution, Burlington, North Carolina - From the Original Drawing by J. Steeple Davis

Battle of Alamance – 16 May, 1771 – Rebellion Against Elite Official – The First Battle for Liberty in American Revolution

Battle of Alamance that took place  in 1771 saw a group of  frontiersmen who were mostly farmers  rebelling against the taxation policies and civil robberies of officials in Royal Kingdom. Many historians consider the Battle of Alamance as the first battle for liberty in American Revolution. However the war was […]

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The Powder Alarm of 1774 - Thomas Gage John Singleton Copley - Governor of Massachusetts - Man Behind Powder Alarm of 1774

The Powder Alarm of 1774 – September 1, 1774 – Removal of Gunpowder from the Hands of Colonists – dry run for the Battle of Lexington and Concord

The Powder Alarm of 1774 – Removal of Gunpowder from the Storehouse Following the Boston Tea Party, relations between the British and the American colonies continued to deteriorate. Sensing that weapons in the hands of angry colonists might prove to make governing a great challenge, Thomas Gage, the governor of […]

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The Quartering Act of 1774 - June 2 - 1774 - British Soldiers Occupying the Homes of Colonists - Fueled American Revolution

The Quartering Act of 1774 – June 2 – 1774 – One of the Intolerable Acts – Fueled American Revolution

The Quartering Act of 1774 – The Background The Boston Tea Party was a turning point in the relationship between Great Britain and the colonies in America. Prior to the Tea Party, the colonies had rights and privileges unique among British colonial possessions. However, after the Tea Party, the British […]

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The Massachusetts Government Act - May 20 - 1774 - American Revolution Was On Its Way

The Massachusetts Government Act – May 20 – 1774 – A Spark that Started American Revolution

The Massachusetts Government Act – Background of the Act After the Boston Tea Party in December 1773, the relationship between the colonists of Massachusetts and the British government fundamentally changed. Until this act of rebellion, the colonists in Massachusetts had had relative freedom in regards to being self-governing. However, the […]

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Qubec Act of March 1774 - Catholics to hold Government Offices

Quebec Act – 31st March 1774 – One of the Intolerable Acts – Expansion of Quebec at Cost of American Freedom

The Quebec province was controlled by Britain during the time of the American Revolution. In 1774, England’s parliament passed the Quebec Act. The Quebec Act allowed several things all which annoyed the American colonists. Four previous acts passed by parliament had been passed in direct result of the Boston Tea […]

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