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Category: American Revolution

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Remembering the Proclamation of 1763

King George III’s Proclamation of 1763, issued 250 years ago today, proved to be just the first of a series of British actions that led to the American Revolution.

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Mount Vernon Opens New George Washington Presidential Library

More than two centuries after George Washington’s death, his wish to build his own presidential library has finally been fulfilled.

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The Court-Martial of Paul Revere

Four years after Paul Revere’s midnight ride, a military disaster left the famous patriot under arrest and facing charges of insubordination and cowardice.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Taxes

As the IRS filing deadline approaches, take a closer look at the history of U.S. taxes.

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George Washington’s Revolutionary St. Patrick’s Day

When General George Washington needed to boost sagging patriot morale, he enlisted a rarely celebrated holiday—St. Patrick’s Day—to the cause.

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235 Years Ago, Washington’s Troops Made Camp at Valley Forge

On December 19, 1777, 11,000 Continental Army regulars marched into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to set up winter quarters during the Revolutionary War.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Boston Tea Party

As the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party approaches, explore 10 things you may not know about the iconic political protest.

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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.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the War of 1812

On the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, explore 10 surprising facts about the conflict.

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A Flag Day History of the Stars and Stripes

In honor of Flag Day this Thursday, discover how the Stars and Stripes came into existence.

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The Midnight Ride of William Dawes

While Paul Revere rode into history on April 18, 1775, his fellow rider, William Dawes, galloped into undeserved oblivion.

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Facts About the Bill of Rights on Its 220th Anniversary

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, became law on December 15, 1791.

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Is the Declaration of Independence Illegal?

British barristers and American attorneys debated whether the historic document amounted to treason.