Tag Archives: American Revolution

On the Influence of Mass and Social Media

Mass Media Shaping of Culture and Perceptions of Self, Others and the World:             Where once Gutenberg’s printing press led the way in shaping the world, the driving technology in the modern world is mass media in its many and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: This Is the Issue of This Election: Whether We Believe In Our Capacity For Self-Government

“It’s time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, ‘We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.’ This idea that government was beholden to … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Change in Religious Sentiments, Duties and Obligations of the People Was the Real American Revolution

“But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, … Continue reading

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Self Rule Rises

Continuing in a series on American history: Self Rule Rises by Michael Doyle From the High Middle Ages, society had a transformation As Calvin and Luther led the church’s reformation In a faithful take befitting the Bible’s explanation Making these … Continue reading

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First Principles: The American Revolution Bonded Principles of Civil Government With Principles of Christianity

“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” –  John Adams    

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First Principles: We Hang Together Or All Hang Separately

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin (1776)      

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Washington’s Legacy

Washington’s Legacy by Michael Romani Looking back on the edges of history Today, I am thinking how Washington Aided by others acted to save his legacy Like most creatures, born of necessity Sown were the bitter fruits of American victory … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Treaty with Great Britain (1783)

On September 3, 1783, the American Revolutionary War ended with the formal treaty  recognizing the United States of America as a sovereign nation.  The treaty set the boundaries between the British Empire in North America and our new republic.  It … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Revolution Was Fought For Freedom and Honest Persons

“We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.” —Thomas Paine (1777), in The American Crisis No. 4 This essay may be read in its entirety … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The United States Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence declared this on behalf of the rebellious thirteen American colonies from the Kingdom of Great Britain as thirteen sovereign states that joined together as the United States of America.  Most of us celebrate this on July 4, 1776.  … Continue reading

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