Tag: Revolution

Declaration of Independence

Following the outbreak of conflict in response to the Coercive Acts of 1774 and what were perceived as further injustices, a congress was raised by delegates representing each of the 13 states in order to discuss the question of independence from Great Britain for America. Initially, following the outbreak of war in April 1775, the […]

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Searching for Molly Pitcher

Molly Pitcher was a fabled heroine of the American Revolution.  However, the name Molly Pitcher was a generic name for women who brought water to the troops during a battle.  Historians believe the name came from soldiers yelling, “Molly! Pitcher!” whenever they needed someone to bring fresh water.  Some historians feel that the legend of […]

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Captain Benjamin Walker

There are a lot of people out there who claim to be related to the great names of history. Maybe they are and maybe they are not but for good or for ill, the claimants often get more attention then they should. It is not often that I get to write about someone I am […]

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Quartering Act

In the early 1770’s, a number of unfavourable Acts were forced onto the British Colonists in America. These would come to be known as ‘the Intolerable Acts’ and were in basis four Acts passed by the British Government in an effort to punish what they saw as colonial defiance of previous Acts, most importantly the […]

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