The topic of rebellion is a somewhat odd subject for me; if, and when, government becomes over bearing and tyrannical, which many would consider it to be now, then an uprising of the citizenry should commence to purge the corruption within government and seek to establish a just governmental body. However, I am not one who easily sways towards violence when more peaceful means can be used to achieve a more prosperous and free ends. If blood does not have to be shed in order for a better society to be created, then let it be so, but sometimes, there is no other option and drastic actions must be taken. I, along with many other Americans, believe the actions of the colonists and those that helped them during the American Revolution were justified, so where does that leave us today? The Founding Fathers did seek to resolve their issues with Great Britain and their king through peaceful, diplomatic means, but when they were basically ignored and the colonists were attacked and bullied on multiple occasions by the red coats, they decided to take matters into their own hands and declared their independence from their oppressors. Many lives were lost on both sides, but I would argue that the resulting situation for America was very much worth their sacrifices. So my point; rebellion should not be encouraged when other means can be pursued, but when times are tough and there are no other ways, the people must act.
🇺🇸🐍 Fundamental, God given rights can never be superseded merely by the feelings or personal biases of others 🐍🇺🇸
Annual reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth, NJ June 28, 1778. Continental army intercepts the British as they relocate troops from Philadelphia back to NYC. It was the first time the Continental Army were the last ones on the battlefield. Overheard Rosy tell another kid, "we're rooting for the horses". Also, discussed that these lands were taken from native peoples who were never treated with respect by the US Government even after freedom was won from the King of England. #americanrevolution#battleofmonmouth#georgewashington#charlie#rosypower#musket#surveyor#italianice#fourthgrade
Today 243 years ago on June 17, 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill occurred. On June 16, 1775 the Americans discovered that the British planned to occupy the hills that surround Boston. 1000 colonial militiamen led by Colonel William Prescott had built fortifications on top of Breed's Hill. They were ordered to build fortifications at Bunker Hill but Breed's Hill was closer to Boston. On June 17, 1775 2200 British troops landed on the Charlestown Peninsula and marched towards Breed's Hill. As they got closer, Prescott told his men who had limited ammunition to "Don't you fire until you see the whites of their eyes"! The British were within several dozens yards and the militiamen opened fire causing the British to retreat. The British regrouped and marched towards the hill again with the same results. When the British marched towards the hill for the third time, the militiamen were low on ammunition and had to fight the British in hand to hand combat. The militiamen were outnumbered and retreated from the hill. The Battle of Bunker Hill was a British pyrrhic victory with 200 British dead and 100 militiamen dead. The Charlestown Peninsula fell to the British. Although the British took the hill it boosted morale for the militiamen convincing them that patriotic dedication could overcome superior British military might. It also showed the British that the war for the colonies would be long, tough, and costly. #AmericanRevolution#history#onthisday#1775#USA#BritishEmpire#Boston#holdyourfiretillyouseethewhitesoftheireyes
#OnThisDay in 1775, the British defeat the Americans in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Washington was en route to Massachusets at the time of the battle, and took command of the army on July 3.
This interesting composition depicts the Battle of Bunker Hill, with George Washington swinging a musket over his head, in the midst of close fighting between American rebels and British regulars, despite the fact that Washington did not take part in this battle.
(The Battle of Bunker Hill by Max Jaffe, Arthur Szyk, 1932. Gift of Albert H. Small, 2010 MVLA)
Join us next weekend for our Revolutionary Tea Party! On Sunday June 24, 11 am - 12:30 pm, we'll be exploring how Americans like Judith Sargent Murray took tea in the 1770s, from brewing bohea to brewing revolution. Sample some of the teas thrown into Boston Harbor at the Boston Tea Party and brew your own liberty tea. The event is $5 per person and tickets are available at the door. Kids welcome!
An impromptu off-hours tour of one of the historical sites near where I grew up. The site of the last battle of the American Revolution, and just a few thousand feet away from that, the home of a very powerful Loyalist helped shape and form this country by providing the resistence we overcame. I'm glad his legacy is still recognized.
“Looking down from Statue of Liberty. N.Y. Harbor.” On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor in 350 individual pieces. The copper and iron statue was a gift from France, commemorating the American Revolution and the friendship shared between the two countries. Final assembly transpired for more than a year, and the statue was dedicated by President Cleveland in October 1886. ⠀
Today’s stereoscopic view offers a unique vantage point from the torch of the statue. For safety reasons, the torch has been closed to visitors since 1916 following an incident of nearby explosions by German agents.⠀
Stereoview Published by Underwood & Underwood. ⠀
Keystone-Mast Collection, UCR/California Museum of Photography, University of California at Riverside.⠀
*Swipe for #anaglyph version and original stereoscopic negative pair.⠀
This is the sandy waterfront at Yorktown Beach. This beach became a busy artillery and supply depot for the Army of the Potomac after the Confederate withdrawal from Yorktown in the Spring of 1862. It was also used as an anchorage during the First World War. http://ow.ly/MgU030kwITr
Day 1 of @eternalconexpo completed! Met a lot of cool people. Come chat with Matthew & Pedro tomorrow on Day 2, same time & place! ARTIST ALLEY TABLE 6! @evil_kat_comix_99 #spiritguild#americanrevolution
On this day in 1738, a publisher of the Declaration of Independence is born. Did you know that the Declaration, with all its congressional signatures, was first printed by a woman? Mary Katherine Goddard was the daughter of a physician and postmaster in #Connecticut . After her father’s death, the family moved around a bit. With each move, Mary’s brother, William, opened and ran printing presses and newspapers, but Mary and her mother were often the real managers, behind the scenes. They had to be! William was often away, involved in various aspects of the #AmericanRevolution . Mary was a good business woman who worked hard to stay in business during the #Revolution , when many other publishers were floundering. Her name soon appeared on the masthead for the #Maryland Journal and #Baltimore Advertiser. (You’ll remember that women’s names didn’t usually appear on publication mastheads in those days!) In 1777, her printing shop printed the first copies of the Declaration of Independence, complete with every congressional signature. It had been a long time coming! For many months, the names of all the signatories was not known. Signing that document was considered treason by the British, and the action was punishable by death. Maybe that makes it even more interesting that Mary’s full name appeared immediately underneath? She was making a statement—a statement that could get her hanged! Goddard’s usual tagline was: “Printed by M.K. Goddard.” William later returned to run his printing business. Apparently, his return was not an entirely amicable affair. Mary was left with only a book shop to run, which she did, until shortly before her death in 1816. FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #TDIH#AmericanHistory#USHistory#history#liberty#freedom#throwback#1776#classicalconversations#historybuff#sharethehistory