Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School and Patrick Spero of the American Philosophical Society offer new perspectives on the American Revolution and Founding era.
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On a blustery Christmas Day in 1776, George Washington led a daring attack in what we would call today a “special ops” mission by the Founding Fathers that changed the course of American history.
“America’s greatest teacher of the Bill of Rights” explains the document’s history and importance on its 225th anniversary.
The publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense caused a sensation in early 1776 as it explained the need for freedom. But it was a second series of pamphlets published on December 19 of that year that inspire a huge American military victory.
On December 16, 1773, a group of Colonists destroyed a large British tea shipment in Boston harbor. So did this act of defiance light a fire that led to American independence within the next decade?