Revolution and Colonies

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


What Was the Boston Tea Party?

The Boston Tea Party is considered to have been an important event in American History, one that greatly contributed to the American Revolution. On December 16, 1773, demonstrators destroyed an entire East India Company Tea Shipment as part of a political protest to...

What is the Monroe Doctrine?

The Monroe Doctrine is a U.S. foreign policy that was established in 1823 by President James Monroe. The doctrine states that, if any external political powers would try to interfere in the Americas (North and South), it could be regarded as a hostile act against the...

When Was the Declaration of Independence Written?

The Declaration of Independence, which became one of the most important documents in American history, wasn’t written on a single date, but rather over a period of time between June 11 and July 4, 1776. The document is an announcement that the thirteen American...

How did the British win the French and Indian war?

The French and Indian War took place between 1754 and 1763 and is also known as the Seven Years War. This conflict formed part of a larger struggle between France and Great Britain to expand their empires. Although Great Britain won this war with massive gains in land...
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