Thomas Jefferson and slavery
The complex relationship between Thomas Jefferson and slavery has been extensively studied and debated by his biographers and by scholars of slavery. Throughout his lifetime Jefferson owned hundreds o...
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Mark Levin talks 'Rediscovering Americanism'
Author speaks out on 'Fox & Friends'
The Fourth Of July, Brought To You By Belgium, Brazil And China
Why foreign direct investment is as American as apple pie. The Fourth of July is coming up. What could be more American than to pop a cold Budweiser, put a hot dog on the grill, slather it with Heinz ...
4th Of July: Nine Myths Debunked
Many stories of U.S. independence turn out to be more 4th of July fiction than fact—and "National Treasure" isn't the only culprit.
9 Things You May Not Know About The Declaration Of Independence
As people across the United States celebrate the nation’s birthday, explore nine surprising facts about the founding document adopted on July 4, 1776.
What A Toilet Shows About Life During The American Revolution
The finds from an 18th-century Philadelphia privy have researchers flush with excitement. This punchbowl, found in a privy pit behind an illegal tavern, celebrates the vessel Tryphena. In 1765, the sh...
Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” Speech, 240 Years Ago
On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry sounded one of the most famous calls to arms in American history. During a meeting of the Second Virginia Convention at St. John’s Church in Richmond, the 38-year-old...
American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the rebellion of thirteen of the North American colonies of Grea...
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United States Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is the usual name of a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britai...
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Jefferson-Hemings controversy
The Jefferson–Hemings controversy concerns the question of whether there was an intimate relationship between U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and his mixed-race slave, Sally Hemings, that resulted in ...
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Sally Hemings
Sarah "Sally" Hemings (c. 1773 – 1835) was an enslaved woman of mixed race owned by President Thomas Jefferson and reputed to have had a long-term relationship and six children with him, of whom four ...
Notes on the State of Virginia
Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) is a book written by Thomas Jefferson. He completed the first version in 1781, and updated and enlarged the book in 1782 and 1783. Notes on the State of Virginia...
Henri Grégoire
Henri Grégoire ([ɑ̃ʁi ɡʁeɡwaʁ]; 4 December 1750 – 28 May 1831), often referred to as Abbé Grégoire, was a French Roman Catholic priest, constitutional bishop of Blois and a revolutionary leader. He wa...
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4th Of July: Nine Myths Debunked
Many stories of U.S. independence turn out to be more 4th of July fiction than fact—and "National Treasure" isn't the only culprit.
France in the American Revolutionary War
During the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence; 1775–1783), France recognized and allied herself with the United States in 1778, declared war on Great Britain, and sent men, money...
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New York and New Jersey campaign
The New York and New Jersey campaign was a series of battles for control of New York City and the state of New Jersey in the American Revolutionary War between British forces under General Sir William...
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Philadelphia campaign
The Philadelphia campaign (1777–1778) was a British initiative in the American Revolutionary War to gain control of Philadelphia, which was then the seat of the Second Continental Congress. Bri...
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Slavery in the colonial United States
The origins of slavery in the colonial United States are complex and there are several theories that have been proposed to explain the trade. It was largely tied to European colonies' need for labor,...
Caribbean theater of the American Revolutionary War
The Caribbean theater of the American Revolutionary War was the scene of numerous naval and amphibious engagements, principally involving the forces of Great Britain and France between 1778 and 1782.<...
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Treaty of Paris (1783)
The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary W...
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Physical history of the United States Declaration of Independence
The United States Declaration of Independence, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were no longer a part of the British Empire, exists in a number of dra...
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Signing the United States Declaration of Independence
Fifty-six delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia signed the United States Declaration of Independence, a statement announcing that the thirteen American colonies then at war with...
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Minutemen
Minutemen were private colonists who independently organized to form well-prepared militia companies self-trained in weaponry, tactics and military strategies from the American colonial partisan milit...
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Financial costs of the American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War inflicted great financial costs on all of the combatants, including the United States of America, France, Spain and Great Britain. France and Great Britain spent 1.3 bil...
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Northern theater of the American Revolutionary War after Saratoga
The Northern theater of the American Revolutionary War after Saratoga consisted of a series of battles between American revolutionaries and British forces, from 1778 to 1782 during the American Revolu...
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Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War
The naval operations of the American Revolutionary War (also, mostly in British usage, American War of Independence), divide themselves naturally into two periods. The first ranges from 1771 until the...
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Siege of Yorktown
The Siege of Yorktown, Battle of Yorktown, Surrender at Yorktown or German Battle, ending on October 19, 1781 at Yorktown, Virginia, was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental ...
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Western theater of the American Revolutionary War
The Western theater of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was the area of conflict west of the Appalachian Mountains, the region which became the Northwest Territory of the United States as we...
Western theater of the American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia
Boston campaign
The Boston campaign was the opening campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The campaign was primarily concerned with the mobilization of Patriot militia units, and their transformation into a un...
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Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War
The Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War was the central area of operations in North America in the second half of the American Revolutionary War. During the first three years of the con...
Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia