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The American Revolution as it actually unfolded was so troubling and strange that once the struggle was over, a generation did its best to remove all traces of the truth.
The removal of the British after the American Revolution opened the floodgates of paramilitary ranger power. For instance, in 1786, ranger units, including one that included Daniel Boone, attacked a number of friendly Shawnee towns along the Mad River.
Despite a certain amount of rhetoric, such as ‘the second American Revolution,’ there is a fair consensus about which events in the affairs of a people can rightly be called revolutions. It is also clear that such revolutions are proper objects of study for the historian.
There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati in the American revolution, of which George Washington was one of the shining lights, was a branch of the Illuminati.
The American Revolution and Declaration of Independence, it has often been argued, were fueled by the most radical of all American political ideas.
My great-grandfather fought with the Colonial Army in New England in the American Revolution.
Generations of devoted American history buffs have spent countless hours reading and writing long books about the American Revolution without ever having come across the name of Dr. Thomas Young. Yet it was Young who came up with the idea for the original tea party – the one in Boston Harbor.
The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
It turns out one of my ancestors fought in the Continental Army, so I was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution.
Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn’t belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?
The American Revolution was, in fact, a battle against the philosophy of Locke and the English utilitarians.
What was the American Revolution? The people who joined to carry it out had different views of what they had done.
The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
The American revolution not only cost Britain the 13 colonies but also forced it to rethink the slave trade and slavery, and influenced its power relations in Asia and the Pacific.
The American Revolution was sparked by a series of taxes and tariffs on tea. More recently, the Thatcher and Reagan ‘revolutions’ were rooted in overturning the status quo – excessive taxation – to empower the individual and encourage a free society and prosperous economy.
So far as the economic condition of society and the general mode of living and thinking were concerned, I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution.
The American Revolution was carried out in the name of the people, and it was supposedly ‘We, the people,’ who created the government that Americans still live under.
It’s worth noting that at the time of the American Revolution, no sane person would have given two cents for its success.
Like many of the ideas that mattered in the American Revolution, extraterrestrials got their start in antiquity. The Greek philosopher Epicurus speculated that the universe must be infinite, eternal and abounding in ‘worlds’ just like our own.
Soldiers of the American Revolution fought that 18th century war with heavy muskets. In the early 20th century, we kids fought it every Fourth of July not only with exploding powder and shimmering flares, but with all of our senses.