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  • Archaeologists Unearth 35 Glass Bottles from the 18th Century at George Washington’s Mount Vernon During Mansion Revitalization, Most Containing Perfectly Preserved Cherries and Berries

    06/14/2024 10:48:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.mountvernon.org ^ | June 13, 2024 | Staff
    Excavation Represents an Unprecedented Discovery of Pre-Revolutionary War Artifacts and Biological Matter **************************************************************** Archaeologists at George Washington’s Mount Vernon have unearthed an astounding 35 glass bottles from the 18th century in five storage pits in the Mansion cellar of the nation’s first president. Of the 35 bottles, 29 are intact and contain perfectly preserved cherries and berries, likely gooseberries or currants. The contents of each bottle have been carefully extracted, are under refrigeration at Mount Vernon, and will undergo scientific analysis. The bottles are slowly drying in the Mount Vernon archaeology lab and will be sent off-site for conservation. This...
  • New audiobook release: The Capture of Fort William and Mary

    06/04/2024 7:03:21 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    We have an amendment, the Second Amendment, because in part when the colonists had no say in how their own societies should be run and what they wanted most was self-government, Britain though it a good idea to confiscate. Mostly the confiscation centered around gunpowder, but there were along with it plots and schemes to take away actual weapons such as guns and cannons. Today we have the story of The Capture of Fort William and Mary, which details a unique and fun chapter in pre-U.S. history in which the colonists said we are going to disarm you before you...
  • The Founding Fathers: Smugglers, Tax Evaders, and Traitors

    05/31/2024 9:36:39 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 17 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 07/04/2018 | Maybury, Richard J.
    During patriotic holidays, the news media applaud the Founding Fathers. But rarely does anyone mention some important facts about them: that they were smugglers, tax evaders, and traitors. Not only is this important, it is also praiseworthy; it produced the most advanced civilization ever known. The Revolution is often said to have begun in 1775 at the Battle of Lexgton [sic]. In truth, it began in the 16th century when the first colonists began traveling to the New World. Consider the hardships these people faced. Abandoning their relatives and friends, they boarded small leaky boats like the Mayflower—which was only...
  • Remembering the men who took a stand and the day the American revolution began Special to WorldTribune.com By Bill Federer, April 19, 2024

    04/19/2024 2:38:50 AM PDT · by fella · 10 replies
    World Tribune ^ | April 19,2024 | Bill Federer
    “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” — George Mason of Virginia In April of 1775, the British Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, sent 800 British Army Regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, on a preemptive raid to seize guns from American patriots at Lexington and Concord.
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord: The American Revolution Begins

    04/19/2024 7:30:29 AM PDT · by xoxox · 13 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | April 18th, 2024 | By David Kopel
    During the first six decades of the eighteenth century, the American colonies were mostly allowed to govern themselves. In exchange, they loyally fought for Great Britain in imperial wars against the French and Spanish. But in 1763, after the British and Americans won the French and Indian War, King George III began working to eliminate American self-government. The succeeding years saw a series of political crises provoked by the king and parliament. What turned the political dispute into a war was arms confiscation at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775.
  • Exclusive–O’Donnell: General Gage’s Gun Grab; Lexington and Concord and Captain Samuel Whittemore’s Last Stand

    04/19/2024 6:40:52 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 12 replies
    On April 19, 1775, seventy-eight-year-old Captain Samuel Whittemore crouched behind a stone wall next to his home. Whittemore’s old fingers tightly gripped his musket and his pistol. A sword hung from his belt. A phalanx of Redcoats looted homes as they retreated back to Boston. The senior Patriot, who had resisted tyranny and the rule of the Crown for years, planned to fight to the death to defend his home.When the British troops approached, he blasted away, slaying two Redcoats and wounding or killing a third with his sword. The Redcoats then unleashed their fury on Whittemore, shooting him in...
  • A 1920s Lesson for Today’s History Textbook Wars

    04/12/2024 7:02:01 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 8, 2024 | Bruce W. Dearstyne
    The teaching of history has become a flashpoint in the culture wars. But while the battle is fierce, it’s not new. An earlier round in the conflict in the 1920s — over the teaching of the American Revolution — indicates that it will be crucial for historians to weigh in loudly and forcefully during the current debate. That will give them the space to continue to teach the most accurate, up-to-date version of U.S. History and prevent forces that fundamentally don’t understand the job of historians from shaping what American children learn about the past. In the late 19th century,...
  • New audiobook release: The Life of Frederick William von Steuben

    The Life of Frederick William Von Steuben: Major General in the Revolutionary Army - tells the story of Baron Steuben, who had been an officer in the Prussian army. Considered one of the fathers of the United States Army, he had a leading role in improving the Continental Army during the American Revolution and turning them into a professional fighting force. https://librivox.org/the-life-of-frederick-william-von-steuben-by-friedrich-kapp/
  • "The Shot Heard 'Round the World:" The Coming of the American Revolution

    03/18/2024 2:11:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, The Battles at Lexington and Concord Dramatic narration and authentically recreated scenes, enhanced with an original score, chronicles the settlement of the American Colonies, the formation of colonial governments, and the tension that resulted from the economic strain on Great Britain for its prosecution of the Seven Years War with France. It illustrates how Great Britain’s attempt to make the American colonies pay for its debts, among other issues, brought about the revolt. British Parliament's passage of The Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, the Tea Act, and the Intolerable Acts, and the effects...
  • Guilford Courthouse

    03/15/2024 3:44:35 AM PDT · by Adder · 16 replies
    American Battlefield Trust ^ | unknown | American Battlefield Trust
    On the morning of March 15, 1781, British General Charles Lord Cornwallis's force of 2,100 men discovered the Americans holding a defensible position on elevated ground about one and a half miles from the Guilford Courthouse near present day Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • What The Boston Massacre Trials of the 18th Century Can Teach Us About Resisting The Allure Of Mob Rule

    03/05/2024 10:54:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/05/2024 | Kai Lebret
    On the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, it is worth remembering how America passed its first major test in equal application of the law.It was March 5, 1770. Future President of the United States John Adams was enjoying a local Boston social gathering when the town bells began to ring. Townsmen often rang these bells in case of fire. However, the guests hurried out onto the cobbled streets to discover a different sort of blaze: British soldiers, surrounded by an indignant and pressing mob, had discharged their muskets, hitting 11 civilians. Three died on site. Two more followed in the...
  • George Washington: The Indispensable Man

    02/19/2024 12:49:12 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 13 replies
    George Washington: The Indispensable Man | 1969 | James Thomas Flexner
    “The commander in chief expressed ‘disapprobation of such disorderly proceedings’ (ad hoc mass meeting of officers) as the illegally called meeting. He summoned a meeting of his own for the following Saturday, March 15, 1783. This was probably the most important single gathering ever held in the United States. Supposing, as seemed only too possible, Washington should fail to prevent military intervention in civil government?
  • It's George Washington's Birthday

    02/19/2024 6:24:24 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 45 replies
    Don Surber Substack ^ | 19 Feb 2024 | Don Surber
    He was the greatest American. Don't settle for less.“First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen. He was second to none in the humble and endearing scenes of private life; pious, just, humane, temperate and sincere; uniform, dignified and commanding, his example was as edifying to all around him, as were the effects of that example lasting.“To his equals he was condescending; to his inferiors kind; and to the dear object of his affections exemplarily tender: Correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence, and virtue always felt his fostering hand; the purity of his...
  • Christopher Gadsden was born 300 years ago today (vanity)

    02/16/2024 5:53:47 PM PST · by Borges · 14 replies
    2/16/2024
    Could find nothing in the media to note the anniversay.
  • US Constitution encasement vandalized with red powder at National Archives

    02/15/2024 11:13:54 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/14/24 | Angela Fritz
    CNN — The National Archives in Washington, DC, closed early on Wednesday after two people dumped red powder on the display that protects the US Constitution, Archives officials said in a news release. “The Constitution was unaffected in its encasement. No damage was done to the document itself,” the Archives said in a statement. The individuals were immediately detained by security at the time of the incident, around 2:30 p.m., and officials are investigating, the Archives said
  • Climate Protesters Arrested after Throwing Pink Powder on U.S. Constitution in Museum

    02/15/2024 8:49:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | February 15, 2024 | Jason Walsh
    Climate Protesters Arrested after Throwing Pink Powder on U.S. Constitution in Museum Two climate activists were arrested on Wednesday after they poured a pink powder on a case holding the U.S. Constitution. The two protesters were caught on camera in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, claiming their act was to raise awareness for climate change. In a video posted on X, one of the activists can be heard saying: “This country is founded on the conditions that all men are created equally.” “We are calling for all people to have all these rights, not just wealthy white men.”...
  • Updated: Incident at National Archives Rotunda Closes Galleries to Public (Red powder dumped on U.S. Constitution)

    02/15/2024 10:43:30 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    National Archives ^ | February 14, 2024
    The National Archives Rotunda and galleries in Washington, DC, closed to the public today after two individuals dumped red powder on the encasement protecting the U.S. Constitution at approximately 2:30 pm. They were immediately detained by security personnel. Officials are investigating the incident.
  • 200-Year-Old George Washington Painting Thieved From Colorado Storage Facility, Police Say

    02/15/2024 7:29:05 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 14, 2024 | Fiona McLoughlin
    A 200-year-old painting of George Washington was stolen from a Colorado storage unit in January.. The Englewood Police Department (EPD) received a call Jan. 22 about the theft of the “historical painting” from a storage facility, but they believe the theft occurred two weeks earlier on Jan 10 ... “The painting is of our first president, George Washington, and was created in the early 1800s... The approximate size of the piece is 24 inches by 30 inches, measured in a gold-colored frame. The value is undisclosed and hard to estimate due to its historical significance,” ... Police told the outlet...
  • Thomas Jefferson - 3rd President of the United States Documentary

    01/21/2024 2:02:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    The man known to history as Thomas Jefferson was born on the 13th of April 1743 at his 0:09 father’s estate of Shadwell in Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 0:16 His father Peter Jefferson was a surveyor and planter who owned several plantations 0:21 in Virginia, including the tobacco plantation of Shadwell which he founded in the 1730s, 0:27 worked by slaves and free labourers. At the time Virginia was one of the thirteen British colonies in North America, but in 0:35 just over three decades it would become one of the leading states behind the creation 0:40...
  • Victory and Surrender at the Battle of Yorktown

    10/19/2013 4:51:22 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 19, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On the morning of October 19, 1781, General Charles Cornwallis was ashamed of himself. Equestrian Washington The prior week had begun with General Cornwallis finding himself – along with his 8000 British, Loyalist American, and Hessian troops – hemmed in at Yorktown. He had consciously settled in there that spring, erecting fortifications, seemingly declaring the site permanently “British-held ground.” But gradually, things went against him. The American Commander in Chief, General George Washington, and French General Rochambeau moved in with their American and French troops… The great British Navy under Admiral Thomas Graves was unable to offer support, as French...