22 Mar 2019
March 22, 2019

Stamp Act 1765

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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 →

20 Mar 2019
March 20, 2019

Second Virginia Convention

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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 →

19 Mar 2019
March 19, 2019

Edmund Burke and the Boston Port Act

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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 →

18 Mar 2019
March 18, 2019

Stamp Act Repeal

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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 →

10 Feb 2019
February 10, 2019

Venison 45

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February 10, 1770 – A group of patriotic ladies arrived at the City Hall at the intersection of Wall and Broad Streets with a saddle (loin) of venison stamped with the number 45 and presented it to an inmate in the basement jail. The prisoner was Captain Alexander McDougal, leader of the NY Sons of.. read more →