The news reached London on the 10th of August. It was, of course, known by British officials in the colonies much earlier, but
It is astonishing how casually the Declaration was first reported to
official London. On July 8 ex-Governor Tryon in New York wrote to
Lord George Germain, the colonial secretary, and Admiral Shuldham
wrote to the Admiralty ...
Not repeating info in the other answer(s), but it should be realized that by the time the Declaration of Independence was written, the Battles of Lexington and Concord were already more than a year old (April 19, 1775), as was the Colonials' Continental Army (June 1775).
Parliament in London by this time was already quite certain they had an organized ...
Transported convicts weren't imprisoned in the North American colonies. Much like the convicts transported to Australia after the loss of Britain's American colonies they were set to work. American colonists bought their labour when they arrived in America, and the convicts lived with their new owner - effectively as slaves, although people often used the ...
I would like to understand the context of France's material contribution, with an overview of what was provided in terms of the percentage of manpower, materiel, finance, and naval support during the revolutionary war?
The numbers don't yield a complete "understanding" of the value of the French in the ...
In many (perhaps most) cases, their estates were seized by the states which had passed various forms of Confiscation Act.
The page Dispossessing Loyalists and Redistributing Property in Revolutionary New York on the website of the New York Public Library states:
"... many states passed laws allowing them to seize the property of known loyalists. So-...
The pardon was arranged by Gerard Richardson, a wine merchant in Whitehaven and founder / CEO of the International Maritime Festivals. Richardson himself has explained that:
The John Paul Jones story was the foundation stone of the Maritime
Festivals and, during the first one in 1999, Jones was pardoned and
the US Navy was given the rare honour of the ...
Yes, there were concerns over, what appeared to the colonials as the arbitrary establishment of the Catholic faith as a state religion in the Quebec Act, and it was included by many of the founding fathers as an argument (or a scare tactic) when discussing the intolerable acts. Some of the founders had expressed anti-catholic sentiment even before the ...
Did American colonists object to the protections of Catholicism in the Quebec Act?
1754–1763 French and Indian War
March 1765 Stamp Act began
Nov 1765 Stamp Act is repealed because of Colonial protests
May 1773 Tea Act
Dec 1773 Boston Tea Party
1774 Intolerable Acts
June of 1774 Quebec Act
July 1776 Declaration of Independence
Here is an article which concludes that:
the most significant achievement of the lodge [Les Neuf Sœurs] was its immense support of the American Revolution.
Because of his leadership position, Franklin was able to use the lodge to acquire financial aid for America, to develop friendships needed for the fulfillment of his diplomatic ...
Was the Somerset Decision in 1772 in England the real underlying cause of the American Revolutionary war?
He said the real reason for the revolutionary war was not for freedom but on the contrary for preserving slavery.
He said one of the first articles in the US Constitution was to protect slavery.
I can find no ...
Question: Did the 'founding fathers' of the United States see Oliver Cromwell as a role model?
Oliver Cromwell died 1658, more than a century before the Declaration of Independence.
Cromwell was religious fanatic, a regicidal dictator who waged religious genocide. He was the founding fathers worst nightmare, their model of what not to do.
Can you ...