Becoming Traitors; the Motivations of Loyalist Colonists

Who are the people who remained loyal to the English Crown? What made them think that the British would prevail? What discouraged them from joining the rebellion? The days leading up to the official Declaration of Independence were rife with varying points of view. Even among the progressive voices, that denounced England for overstepping it’s … More Becoming Traitors; the Motivations of Loyalist Colonists

Roger’s Rangers

Throughout history warfare has evolved, sometimes the cause is tactical or technological. Sometimes it occurs when two cultures come into contact with each other for the first time. This is the case that led to the development of an elite group of fighting men in the English colonies in the early 1700’s. These men would … More Roger’s Rangers

Washington’s Early Years; A Combination of Good Fortune and Determination

How did George Washington become the man who would become the leader of a new nation? What events helped develop the man whose legacy would become the epitome of an American revolutionary? Balancing circumstance and perseverance, Washington’s life prior to the War of Independence shows us how even a man of greatness faces adversity, and … More Washington’s Early Years; A Combination of Good Fortune and Determination

The Escalation of the Colonial Frustration Leads To The Birth of a Nation

What leads the English colonies in the Americas to rise up in an attempt to overthrow their rulers, one of the most powerful empires in the world at that time? Can the way the events in the 17th century show us anything about the way revolutionary movements may gain traction today? … More The Escalation of the Colonial Frustration Leads To The Birth of a Nation

Who Was Colonel Thomas Crafts Jr., The Unsung Story of an Original Sons of Liberty Member

Thomas Crafts Jr. is not exactly a legendary figure in U.S. history. Despite not being more well known, he served in a variety of actions that aided the cause of revolution. The aggregate of these were the reason he was chosen to be the first to read the Declaration of Independence publicly in Boston Massachusetts … More Who Was Colonel Thomas Crafts Jr., The Unsung Story of an Original Sons of Liberty Member

Boston Erupts After The 1st Reading of The Declaration of Independence

In the middle of the 18th century, the British Empire was strong and far reaching. Their army were constantly on the march around the globe, and they had one of the best navies sailing the oceans.¬† In this distance, differences began to develop. New public identities sprang out of the trials faced by citizens in … More Boston Erupts After The 1st Reading of The Declaration of Independence