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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Question: 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? Short Answer: The numbers don't yield a complete "understanding" of the value of the French in the ...


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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-...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Question: Did American colonists object to the protections of Catholicism in the Quebec Act? Timeline 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 ...


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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. More specifically: 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 ...


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Question: 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. Short Answer I can find no ...


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The song "Frisch auf, ihr Brüder ans Gewehr" gives it away: 𝔉𝔯𝔦𝔰𝔠𝔥 𝔞𝔲𝔣, 𝔦𝔥𝔯 𝔅𝔯𝔲̈𝔡𝔢𝔯, 𝔦𝔫𝔰 𝔊𝔢𝔴𝔢𝔥𝔯, '𝔰 𝔤𝔢𝔥𝔱 𝔫𝔞𝔠𝔥 𝔄𝔪𝔢𝔯𝔦𝔨𝔞! 𝔙𝔢𝔯𝔰𝔞𝔪𝔪𝔢𝔩𝔱 𝔦𝔰𝔱 𝔰𝔠𝔥𝔬𝔫 𝔲𝔫𝔰𝔢𝔯 ℌ𝔢𝔢𝔯, 𝔙𝔦𝔳𝔞𝔱 𝔙𝔦𝔨𝔱𝔬𝔯𝔦𝔞! 𝔇𝔞𝔰 𝔯𝔬𝔱𝔢 𝔊𝔬𝔩𝔡, 𝔡𝔞𝔰 𝔯𝔬𝔱𝔢 𝔊𝔬𝔩𝔡, 𝔇𝔞𝔰 𝔨𝔬𝔪𝔪𝔱 𝔪𝔞𝔫 𝔫𝔲𝔯 𝔰𝔬 𝔥𝔢𝔯𝔤...


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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 ...


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