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  American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In early March of 1776, heavy cannons that had been captured by Patriots at Fort Ticonderoga were moved to Boston, a difficult feat engineered by Henry Knox.
The British evacuated the city on March 17, 1776 and sailed for temporary refuge in Halifax.
One notable exception was in June of 1776, when General Henry Clinton sailed south to attack Charleston, South Carolina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Revolutionary_War   (5239 words)

 The 5th Avenue Theatre - 2000-2001 Season - 1776
Bringing together a life-long love of history and the theatre, former history teacher Sherman Edwards dreamt for years of creating a musical that brought to life the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that culminated in the Declaration of Independence.
We become so emotionally involved in the arguments, the compromises, the disputes, the perseverance, the courage and the sacrifices - in short the roiling, deeply human interplay between those who wanted independence and those who were afraid of it - that we begin to doubt the facts we've known since grade school.
1776 was also the first stage musical ever to be presented at the White House in its entirety, at a party celebrating the 238th birthday of George Washington.
www.5thavenuetheatre.org /archive/a_1776_makinghistory.shtml   (1037 words)

 Show Information: 1776: Music Theatre International - MTI - Musical Theatre Broadway Shows Available for Licensing
"1776" follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.
"1776" puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.
Yet, 1776, which opened last night at the 46th Street Theater, most handsomely demonstrated that people who merely go on the face of it" are occasionally outrageously wrong.
www.mtishows.com /show_home.asp?ID=000066   (1190 words)

 DOI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On July 19, 1776, after all 13 colonies approved the document, Congress ordered that it be engrossed on parchment paper.
On August 2, 1776, the calligraphy copy was created and signed by most of the 56 members of the Continental Congress; some signed the document over the next several months.
By August 1776, the title of the document had changed from A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America to The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America.
www.declareyourself.com /roadtrip/declaration/history.html   (615 words)

 Louisiana Timeline: Year 1776
April 21, 1776; on the death of Pedro Francisco Olivier the office of Alcalde Mayor Provincial is inherited by his son Carlos Honorato Olivier on September 6, 1776.
In 1776 the Cabildo and governor Unzaga issue a public edict that all measures used to sell goods would be brought to the casa capitular each year to be inspected and marked.
In 1776 Bernardo de Galvez comes to Louisiana, is made a colonel of the regiment of Louisiana and appointed second in command of the provincial forces.
www.enlou.com /time/year1776.htm   (716 words)

"1776" surprised many when it began life on Broadway in 1969, where its competition was shows like "Hair," "Promises, Promises" and "Zorba." The original production astonished many when it went on to run for 1,217 performances.
Her use of two retractable curtains to act as backdrops are wonderful, but it is still possible to see the large cast entering or leaving the stage, a distraction which sometimes upstages the performers in the scene.
When "1776’’ opened on Broadway in March of 1969, not all of the critics were thrilled.
www.kjunkins.com /sandcastles/1776/1776reviews.htm   (2150 words)

 Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776
[On May 15, 1776, the Virginia Convention "resolved unanimously that the delegates appointed to represent this colony in General Congress be instructed to propose to that respectable body to declare the United Colonies free and independent states.
plan of government." R. Lee's resolution of June 7, 1776, implemented the first of these resolutions and precipitated the appointment of the committee to draw up the Declaration of Independence; the second proposal was carried out by the framing of Virginia's first state constitution, of which this declaration was an integral part.
The reference to "property" in Section I may be compared with the use of the word by John Locke, its omission by Thomas Jefferson from the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, and its use in the Constitution, Amendments V and XIV.
www.constitution.org /bcp/virg_dor.htm   (611 words)

 Amazon.com: DVD: 1776 (1972)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 2002 DVD release of 1776 offers the 168-minute "director's cut" version of the film, which is about 20 minutes longer than the VHS release (though still shorter than the previously released 180-minute laserdisc, which director Peter H. Hunt has said included some material he didn't care for).
For the uninitiated, 1776 is the story of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and was first presented on Broadway in the late 1960s.
However, purism aside, what 1776 makes clear is just what a close run thing independence really was, that there was, indeed, a significant proportion of Americans (and their representatives) who wished to remain loyal to the British crown.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000067D1R?v=glance   (2654 words)

 Missouri Pacific 1776 & 1976 Bicentennial Special Edition
As luck would have it, the original 1776 was not in any condition for such a public exhibition, lacking the modern "chop-nosed" cut down hood treatment.
Missouri Pacific #1776 - a 'chop-nosed' GP7u sublettered for the CandEI and renumbered to pair-up with MP 1976 (the original #1776 was deemed unfit for the publicity job) - Photographer and location unknown/T. Greuter collection.
For a truly accurate representation of this locomotive, its been noted that plenty of fl oil flowed down the side of the #1776 right about where the "1776" was on the long hood.
www.trainweb.org /screamingeagle/bicentennial.html   (788 words)

 The Encyclopedia of Dumfries Virginia 1776 August ©
MONDAY JULY 1 1776 Journals of Congress Resolved, That an order for 6,000 dollars be drawn on the treasurers, in favour of Mr.
Richard Graham, of Virginia, in full of a draught in his favour of the 20th of June, by Brigadier General Lewis; and that the same be charged to the account of the [Benjamin Harrison,] deputy pay master general for the southern department.
Virginia Navy Board to Archibald Cary Sir Williamsburg 19th July 1776 The Board of Commissioners desire you will as soon as possible send to James Town the Articles herealter mentioned as one of the Gallies is now waiting for them and can't proceed until She gets them 1 Eight Inch Cable 75 Fathom do.
www.ecsd.com /~rhhedgz1/1776-7.HTML   (1776 words)

 PHMC Doc Heritage: Constitution of Pennsylvania - 1776 Transcription   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For these purposes they shall have power to send for persons, papers, and records; they shall-have authority to pass public censures, to order impeachments, and to recommend to the legislature the repealing such laws as appear to them to have been enacted contrary to the principles of the constitution.
Passed in Convention the 28th day of September, 1776, and signed by their order.
This constitution was framed by a convention (called in accordance with the expressed wish of the Continental Congress) which assembled at Philadelphia July 15, 1776, and completed its labors September 28, 1776.
www.docheritage.state.pa.us /documents/constitutiontrans.asp   (2562 words)

 1776 American Dream : US history site featuring patriot interviews - 1776 Values and Today
In 1776, a few patriots were very concerned about their loss of freedom.
It was adopted on July 4, 1776, and a new nation, The United States of America, was born.
Our freedoms are, as they were in 1776, threatened by our unwillingness to act.
www.1776americandream.com /html/values.htm   (325 words)

 WPI Department of Military Science - GEN George Washington's Campaigns of 1776   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In March 1776 General Washington ended the British siege of Boston, and quickly moved to face General Howe in New York.
As a result, Washington knew victory in New York would be essential for the survival of the American cause.
General Washington led the patriots through two motivational victories in a campaign described by historians as the "Christmas Campaign." Washington attacked the British first at Trenton and then at Princeton in order to seize the offensive after losing his hold on New York in the previous year.
www.wpi.edu /Academics/Depts/MilSci/BTSI/abs_wash.html   (573 words)

 1776   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The birth of a nation: The outcome of `1776' was `little short of a miracle,' says historian David McCullough.
From 1775 to 1776, the independence of an entire population and the future of an...
McCullough's latest, 1776, is destined to further outrage his critics...
enciclopedia.cc /1776   (361 words)

It is in excellent condition and represents a rare artifact from the War of Independence.
In June of 1776 a large British war fleet led by Gen. Howe sailed into New York harbor, the forerunner of an ambitious invasion plan.
Were it not for Washington's skill as a tactician, his courage and daring against overwhelming odds and the inspiration he gave to his troops, England may well have won the War.
earlyamerica.com /earlyamerica/maps/map1   (554 words)

I signed up for this play (1776), complete with period costumes, in a community theatre some years ago - because they needed voices for the men's chorus - and was given the minor part of George Read, delegate from Delaware.
While the story does take some literary license with historical details, the thrust of it is accurate, in terms of the changing positions of the various colonies and their representatives, the issues affecting them, and so forth.
Our entire class was taken by a teacher to see 1776, in 6th or 7th grade, some 30 years ago.
www.dvdvan.com /info/B000067D1R/1776.html   (1002 words)

 Adams Electronic Archive : Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams , 23 July 1776   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This Mornings Post brought me yours of July 13 and 14 [Abigail to John, 13 July 1776] and has relieved me from an huge Load of Anxiety.
[No letter written by JA on 4 July 1776 is known, but JA sent a second letter on 3 July [John to Abigail, 03 July 1776 (second)].
Two Letters July 7 [John to Abigail, 07 July 1776] [John to Abigail, 07 July 1776 (second)] -- July 10.
www.masshist.org /digitaladams/aea/cfm/doc.cfm?id=L17760723ja   (653 words)

Washington implemented the reorganization of the Main Army on 1 January 1776.
Commanded by Col. Jedediah Huntington; Reorganized and redesignated Jan 1776 from the 8th Connecticut Regiment; Disbanded Dec 1776
Commanded by Col. John Stark; Reorganized and redesignated Jan 1776 from the 3d New Hampshire Regiment.
www.myrevolutionarywar.com /units-american/1776.htm   (1729 words)

 The Execution of Nathan Hale, 1776
In the early summer of 1776, the British evacuated Boston leaving the city and New England to the rebelling colonialists.
The mystery was solved when a British naval force appeared off the coast of Staten Island in late June - New York would be their target.
In late September 1776 he volunteered to cross the British lines and travel to Long Island in order to gather intelligence.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /hale.htm   (711 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: 1776   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Esteemed historian David McCullough covers the military side of the momentous year of 1776 with characteristic insight and a gripping narrative, adding new scholarship and a fresh perspective to the beginning of the American Revolution.
Some of the strongest passages in 1776 are the revealing and well-rounded portraits of the Georges on both sides of the Atlantic.
The reader should be aware that "1776" is merely an introduction to that year, for the actions of the other Founding Fathers (and Mothers) are barely mentioned.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0743226712?v=glance   (2013 words)

 1776 Restaurant Homepage
1776 is on Route 14 in Crystal Lake and is open
On the first and last Thursday of each month, 1776 offers a tapas dinner at which a sampling of nine different appetizers are served for a mere $25.50!
The 1999 ZAGAT Survey of Chicago Restaurants, had this to say about 1776, "A gourmet outpost in the far Northwest suburbs that specializes in game and seafood, this Contemporary American is labeled a great surprise that locals should thank their lucky stars for.
www.1776andy.com   (213 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: 1776 [Cast Recording]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
1776 is a rather odd concept for a musical, chronicling the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
I did see 1776, in 1976, in an outdoor performance in Philadelphia.
I was only 9 at the time (though, as a good Philadelphian, I of course knew a good bit of the history), and the majesty of the ensemble numbers and the pathos of Momma Look Sharp affected me most.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000GU0   (932 words)

 The Avalon Project : State Constitutions
1776 - Constitution of North Carolina : December 18
1776 - Constitution of Pennsylvania - September 28
1776 - The Constitution of Virginia; June 29
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/states/stateco.htm   (69 words)

 Dear Clarence Thomas: It Happened on July 4, 1776
In 1789, Thomas Jefferson wrote a note to James Madison about the future possibility of a president who didn't understand the principles on which America was founded.
The new so-called conservatives claim the power to violate citizens' private lives because, they say, there is no "right to privacy" in the United States.
The reason is simple: "privacy" in 1776 was a code word for toilet functions.
www.commondreams.org /views03/0703-09.htm   (2646 words)

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He was eventually employed by Governor Tyron in 1776, and appointed surveyor for the Province of New York in 1773.
As surveyor for New York he was involved in determining the disputed boundaries of the province.
After 1776 he was employed as a military surveyor.
www.sunysb.edu /libmap/Sauthier.htm   (267 words)

 CNN.com - Freedom Tower to rise 1,776 feet from ashes - Dec. 20, 2003
The Freedom Tower to be built at the site of the devastated World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan is still planned as the world's tallest building, according to a revised model unveiled Friday by the architects collaborating on its design.
The tower, to be a centerpiece of the rebuilding plan for the World Trade Center site, is to rise 1,776 feet -- a nod to the year the United States declared its independence.
The tower's height of 1,776 feet, symbolic for the year of American independence, includes a 276-foot spire.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/Northeast/12/19/wtc.plan   (778 words)

 eBay - Book: 1776 (ISBN: 0743544234)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fans of his biography of John Adams will find the same narrative skill in 1776, his history of the first year of the America's war for independence from Britain.
General Washington is at the center of this history, but important too are the citizen-soldiers of the Continental Army, who seemed at first to be at a disadvantage compared to the well-trained and equipped British led by General Howe.
Although written with a natural American bias, his book strives (and it usually succeeds) to be fair to both sides.
product.ebay.com /1776_ISBN_0743544234_W0QQfvcsZ1390QQsoprZ43760977   (514 words)

 1776: From Stage to Screen
This is the final song in the show, coming a good twenty minutes from the end, and it is a great character payoff.
These haunting words are a reminder of the power the musical 1776 carries.
Unlike most other musicals, the songs in 1776 appear only occasionally.
www.geocities.com /TelevisionCity/Studio/8849/Moviemusicals/Liberty/1776.htm   (1274 words)

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