Behind the HiSTORY with Karen Q
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 →
Edmund Burke (1729–97) was a Whig member of Parliament from 1766 – 1794. He was born in Dublin, Ireland and a graduate of Trinity College. He was an author, philosopher and political theorist. In the years leading up to the American Revolution Burke was a good friend of the American Colonies and argued on our.. read more →
March 18, 1766 – Stamp Act Repeal Passed the prior March 22, the Stamp Act caused widespread protests, violence and a complete boycott of British trade in the colonies. The boycott caused massive disruption in London trade and gave England and America their first taste of the colonies’ growing economic power. The Stamp Act repeal.. read more →
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