1776 - Army Col. William Moultries' troops defend Sullivans Island and Charleston, S.C. from an attack by British Commodore Sir Peter Parker and his fleet during the American Revolution.
From the start, the promise of Jurgen Klinsmann as manager of the U.S. men’s national team was revolution: gritty, plodding American soccer would give way to attacking flair; the parade of journeymen would end; an era of skilled stylists would begin. Show More Summary
“Visitors will traverse an arc of galleries that lead chronologically through the revolution, from its beginnings in disgruntled Boston to its conclusion on the fields of Yorktown and beyond, to the treaty of Paris and the writing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia. The dramatic highlight of this presentation will be a full gallery for […]
The longevity revolution is leading older workers to stay on the job, but that entails a whole new set of challenges
Congress: [Response to British Peace Proposals](http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/response-to-british-peace-proposals/): >Congress resumed the consideration of the draft of the letter, in answer to the letter and papers received from the Earl of Carlisle, &c. Show More Summary
John Adams: [To Abigail Adams, 16 June 1778](http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/archive/doc?id=L17780616ja): >Passi June 16, 1778 >My dearest Friend >Since my last I have had the inexpressible Pleasure of yours of the 25 of March by the Way of Holland, which is the first and the last Letter as yet received from you. >This...
No more. Orlando should put an end to inaction. When American citizens are murdered by assault-rifle toting terrorists and told by their government that gun regulation nevertheless remains politically impossible, but maybe we will give it another whirl a bit later, it's time for a real revolution. Show More Summary
Teaching American History: [Response to British Peace Proposals](http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/response-to-british-peace-proposals/): >June 13, 1778 In CONGRESS. >An express arrived with a letter of the 11th, from...Show More Summary
To a place called American Revolution. This is a war without guns, a movement of millions to end corrupt politics. For Bernie Sanders’ supporters, the Democratic Convention is not the simple end to an acceptable political process — it is one battle ground in the massive transformation of how the United States is run. Show More Summary
Thomas Jefferson: [To Giovanni Fabbroni](http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Letter_from_Thomas_Jefferson_to_Giovanni_Fabbroni_June_8_1778): >Williamsburgh in Virginia June 8. 1778 >Sir >Your letter of Sep. 15. 1776 from Paris came safe to hand. Show More Summary
Samuel Mostyn: [To Thomas Pennant](http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/war-for-independence/resources/loyalists-and-british-evacuation-philadelphia-1778): >Dr Sir >Yesterday Genl. Clinton was pleas’d to appoint me to be a Leiut. Show More Summary
Fox television is promoting a couple of upcoming shows based on the American Revolution. Sort of. The Fox News Channel has a series called Legends & Lies, and its second season carries the subtitle The Patriots. The accompanying book...Show More Summary
By Drake Baer At the turn of the 20th century, the way America pooped went through a revolution when the at-home flushing toilet became a standard part of people's homes. But you needed a way to wipe that wouldn't clog up plumbing like catalogues or corn cobs would. Show More Summary
Bernie Sanders has run the most successful grassroots campaign in American history, and his second American revolution provides the first real opportunity that We, the People, have had to overthrow our corporate-corrupted governmentShow More Summary
The elevator brings visitors up out of the dull, beige maze of the US State Department's bureaucratic warren and back in time to a hall lined with period décor recalling the era of the American Revolution. The 18th century backdrop is...Show More Summary
Following up on Bunker Hill (discussed in most of these postings), Nathaniel Philbrick has brought out Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. As the title indicates, this book focuses on the Continental commander-in-chief and one of his most capable yet prickly protégés. Show More Summary
WITH US FROM THE BEGINNING: The Jews of the American Revolution.
At a time when we're being assaulted by new levels of hate, intolerance, and bigotry in our political campaigns, an important new book, Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority, points the way toward a more inclusive, just, and fair society. Show More Summary
More than 70 years after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, President Obama became the first sitting American commander-in-chief to visit the Japanese city. On Friday, the president laid a wreath at the city's Peace Memorial Park, shook hands with survivors of the attack, and called on ... More »