Behind the HiSTORY with Karen Q
Countdown to Lexington & Concord March 25, 1775. 25 days to Lexington & Concord and things are heating up in New York. As tensions rise in Boston over the military occupation and port shutdown, NYC follows up Patrick Henry’s speech in Richmond with a petition from the colonial assembly to the king. It begins: “The.. read more →
Sons of Liberty NY Founding Document! 1769 You never know what you’ll find looking through archives of old documents. Here’s the NY Sons of Liberty founding document that declares their reason for forming and their meeting rules. At a time of crisis, to preserve their rights and freedoms as Englishmen, with vigilance an unanimity, they.. read more →
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death – Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 Countdown to Lexington & Concord Patrick Henry was elected to serve in the Second Virginia Convention which began its session March 20, 1775 in Richmond. Virginia had grown increasingly radical as a result of the Boston Port Act the year before and.. read more →
March 22, 1765 – The Stamp Act is passed by Parliament The Stamp Act was an attempt on the part of England to replenish funds spent on the French and Indian War. Parliament incurred large debts to beat the French and looked to the colonies to help pay those debts, since the war had been.. read more →
March 20, 1775 – The Second Virginia Convention meets in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, VA. Among those in attendance: Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee, Robert Lawson, Sampson Mathews, Peyton Randolph and George Washington. The Convention resolved that “the colony be put into a posture of defence” and designated a committee “to.. read more →
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