The Times are Dreadful, Dismal, Doleful, Dolorous and Dollar-less! Today, March 22, is the anniversary of the Stamp Act. It was a tax on the use of paper in the colonies and passed by Parliament in 1765. England was in debt from the French and Indian War (Seven Years War to our friends in the.. read more →

02 Mar 2018
March 2, 2018

John Peter Zenger

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Freedom of the Press: The Trial of John Peter Zenger We’re hearing a lot these days about freedom of the press. But where did the idea come from? How did it become a cornerstone of American freedom? Well, crazy as it sounds, it all started with a financial dispute, a corrupt governor, a bunch of.. read more →

15 Feb 2018
February 15, 2018

Revolutionary Era Love

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In the spirit of the Valentine’s Day holiday, I thought I’d share with you a few inspirational love stories during the American Revolution: John and Sarah (Livingston) Jay, Alexander and Elizabeth (Schuyler) Hamilton and Aaron and Thodosia (Bartow) Burr. Because of the roles the men played in the founding of our nation they often spent.. read more →

Symbols of Freedom in Early NYC A walk through the historic streets of Lower Manhattan uncovers many symbols illustrating the early history of the city and the celebration of freedom after the Revolutionary War. Some are in plain sight and others a little harder to find. Some are right in front of us but we.. read more →

23 Dec 2017
December 23, 2017

The Crisis December 1776

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The American Crisis December 23, 1776 In December 1776 Washington faced the possibility of defeat on multiple fronts. The British Army, under the command of General William Howe, had pushed the Americans out of New York City, off of the island of Manhattan and into New Jersey. In December Washington set up command at McConkey’s.. read more →