Tag Archives: American Revolution

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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Thought For the Day: Act Worthy of Yourselves

“The man who meanly will submit to wear a shackle, contemns the noblest gift of heaven, and impiously affronts the God that made him free.   Ease and prosperity (though pleasing for a day) have often sunk a people into … Continue reading

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God Given Liberty

Based on the American Revolution and John Jay’s reflections on same: God Given Liberty by Michael Romani There before my eyes As I look And with really no surprise I see the words of John Jay Who was heard to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Radical Change Starts In the Minds and Hearts

“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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