Revolution and Colonies

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


Massachusetts Bay Colony Government

Massachusetts Bay Colony Government

The Massachusetts Bay Colony Government (more formally The Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 1628–1692) was an English settlement on the east coast of America in the 17th century around the Massachusetts Bay, the northernmost of the several colonies later reorganized as...
American Colonial Period Facts, History

American Colonial Period Facts

Here are some American Colonial Period facts. First, the colonists were not paragons of “diversity.” The vast bulk of them came from one part of Europe, spoke a common language, and worshiped the same God. Historian of American Colonial period David Hackett Fischer...
Self-Government in the Colonies Facts

Self-Government in the Colonies Facts

Self-government in the colonies in limited forms started in the early 1600s. Self-Government in the Colonies They wished to live among like-minded folk in order to better live a shared ideal. In the Dedham Covenant drawn up in Massachusetts during the 1630s, it was...
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Alien and Sedition Acts Significance

Alien and Sedition Acts’ Significance

What is the Alien and Sedition Acts’ significance? A series of laws known collectively as the Alien and Sedition Acts were passed by the Federalist Congress in 1798 and signed into law by President Adams. The Republicans versus the Federalists Round One: The...
Constitutional Amendment Process Facts

Constitutional Amendment Process

What is the constitutional amendment process? The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by...
Promote the General Welfare Meaning

“Promote the General Welfare” Meaning

What is the idea of “Promote the General Welfare” and its meaning? The 1790s were a contentious decade. Washington’s Treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, came to his post armed with an economic program that could be enacted only if the Constitution were...
Which Branch of Government can Declare War US Congress

Which Branch of Government Can Declare War?

Which branch of government can declare war? In the United States, Congress, which makes the rules for the military, has the power under the constitution to “declare war”. Which Branch of Government Can Declare War? The Framers of the Constitution were...
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Can the President Declare War without Congress

Can the President Declare War Without Congress?

Can the President declare war without congress? The War Powers Resolution (also known as the War Powers Resolution of 1973 or the War Powers Act) (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548) is a federal law intended to check the president’s power to commit the United States to an...
War Powers Resolution

Can the President Declare War?

Can the President declare war? The War Powers Resolution (also known as the War Powers Resolution of 1973 or the War Powers Act) (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548) is a federal law intended to check the president’s power to commit the United States to an armed conflict...
10th Amendment States Rights

10th Amendment States Rights

The 10th Amendment States Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. It expresses the principle of federalism and states’ rights, which strictly supports the entire plan of the original Constitution for the United States of America, by stating that the federal...
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