American Elephants


An American Timeline by The Elephant's Child

1765: The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a tax on American colonists.

1767: Parliament wanted more money from the pesky colonists, and passed the Townshend Acts, This one included everything from china to tea, and you know where that led.

1770: The Boston Massacre. Crispus Atticus, a stevedore of African and Native American lineage, was killed, the first victim of the American Revolution.

1773: The Boston Tea Party: Taxing tea was not a good idea. Coffee wasn’t discovered yet.

1774: The 1st Continental Congress, and the Intolerable Acts.

1775: Rhode Island abolished slavery. Paul Revere Rode on the 18th of April to Lexington and Concord. Bunker Hill.

1776: The Declaration of Independence, The Battle of Long Island, (August) Dec, 16: Washington Crosses the Delaware (You are familiar with the painting) December 25: The Battle of Trenton.

1777: Battle of Princeton, January 3. Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga: September 19 to October 7.

1779: John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard defeats Serapis.

1780: Charleston Falls. Kings Mountain 7 Oct.  Camden Aug. 16, Cowpens: Jan. 17.

1781: Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, October 19

1789: George Washington chosen as president.

1799: George Washington dies of strep throat.

There’s a quickie. You can fill in the blanks. You’ll find it rewarding. There’s a new history out by Wilfred McClay: Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story, which has received outstanding reviews.  I believe that Hillsdale College is offering a free course.


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