Revolution and Colonies

Articles on the Founding Fathers, and the culture and history of the Revolutionary and pre-Revolutionary eras


The 9th amendment of the Bill of Rights

The 9th amendment of the Bill of Rights

The 9th amendment of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution addresses rights, retained by the people, that are not specifically enumerated in the Constitution. The 9th amendment of the Bill of Rights The enumeration of the Constitution, of certain...
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. It was ratified on December 15, 1791, as part of the Bill of Rights. Second Amendment to the United States Constitution A well-regulated militia, being...
The First Amendment to the Constitution Facts

The First Amendment to the Constitution

The First Amendment to the Constitution prevents the government from making laws which respect an establishment of religion, prohibit the free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or the...
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Anti Federalist Arguments Facts

The Main Anti-Federalist Arguments

In the ratification debate, the Anti-Federalist arguments opposed the Constitution. They complained that the new system threatened liberties, and failed to protect individual rights. The previous constitution, called the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union,...
Federalist Arguments for Ratifying the Constitution

Federalist Arguments for Ratifying the Constitution

What are federalist arguments for ratifying the Constitution? An argument there were three basic issues, whether the Constitution would maintain the republican government, the national government would have too much power, and the bill of rights was needed in the...
The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. It was signed on September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in...
Radical or Conservative American Revolution

Radical or Conservative American Revolution

Was it a radical or conservative American Revolution? More specifically, how do we understand the political nature of 1776? When most people think of the causes that led to the American War for Independence, they think of the phrase “no taxation without...
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British Colonies in America Facts, Summary

British Colonies in America

The 13 British Colonies in America or American colonies or thirteen colonies or colonial America, that were established during the 17th and early 18th centuries in what is now a part of the eastern United States. The robust and zealous nature of community life in...

Pequot War Significance

The Pequot War significance in history was that it tipped the balance of military power to the English, instead of the Dutch, opening the way to New England’s settlement by the British in the New World. Pequot War Significance Each colony negotiated with the...
Revolutionary War Battles in South Carolina

Revolutionary War Battles in South Carolina

Dozens of skirmishes were fought in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. It became a site of increased fighting a few years into the battle. The British strategy was to mobilize loyalist Carolinians, who made up fifty percent of the colony’s population....
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