On September 5, 1774, the first Congress in the United States met in Philadelphia to consider its reaction to the British government’s restraints on trade and representative government after the Boston Tea Party raid.
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Donald Applestein looks at a milestone in the American struggle for independence, the finalization of the Treaty of Paris, which was a key victory away from the battlefield.
How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.
In 1787, the Founding Fathers proposed a new Constitution that profoundly changed America. But did you know some residents of Pennsylvania and New York were given versions of the Constitution that differed from the one approved in Philadelphia?
On August 14, 1765, an angry mob in Boston reacted to the first incident of “taxation without representation” in the Colonies, an event that foreshadowed open rebellion a decade later.