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Topic: American independence

  The Struggle for American Independence.
When North Carolina and Virginia empowered their delegates to vote for American independence, Virginian Richard Henry Lee offered a resolution stating that the colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." A committee was appointed to draft a declaration of independence, and Thomas Jefferson was chosen to write it.
The Loyalists soon were defeated, and Americans went on to destroy many Native American villages whose residents were fighting on the side of the British.
American finances were in such dire straits that Congress saw the need for a separate department of finance.
www.festivefever.com /independence/timeline.htm   (4281 words)

 About USA : American Holidays > Independence Day
Independence Day is regarded as the birthday of the United States as a free and independent nation.
The Declaration of Independence, signed by leaders from the colonies, stated this clearly, and for the first time in an official document the colonies were referred to as the United States of America.
On July 4, 1976, the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was marked by grand festivals across the nation.
www.usinfo.pl /aboutusa/holidays/independence.htm   (299 words)

 American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war was the culmination of the American Revolution, a colonial struggle against political and economic policies of the British Empire.
American militia were sometimes adept at partisan warfare and were particularly effective at suppressing Loyalist activity when British regulars were not in the area.
American militiamen and their Indian allies marched to relieve the siege but were ambushed and scattered at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6.
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 Spanish-American War - MSN Encarta
Support for the cause of Cuban independence had deep historical roots in the United States, and this cause became the stated objective of the war.
An important factor in the U.S. decision to go to war was the growing imperialism of the United States, as seen in the mounting efforts to extend American influence overseas.
The increasingly aggressive behavior of the United States was often justified by references to Manifest Destiny, a belief that territorial expansion by the United States was both inevitable and divinely ordained; this belief enjoyed widespread support among U.S. citizens and politicians in the 19th century.
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 American Independence News
American Independence News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The Barbary Wars American Independence in the Atlantic World by Frank Lambert Hill & Wang, 240 pp., $24 There has been an explosion in biographies of the Founding Fathers, and not surprisingly, a number of...
The American Independence Festival this weekend will bring the history of Exeter to life.
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 Allegiance -- November 2000 Phyllis Schlafly Report
American freedom absolutely depends on maintaining our independence and sovereignty as well as the integrity of the United States Constitution, all of which are under massive attack from many sources.
The ICC would be extremely dangerous to Americans because Americans tried by the ICC would not have the protections of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights guarantees of due process.
His war caused incalculable damage to American constitutional government, to the cause of truth, and to innocent civilians in Yugoslavia.
www.eagleforum.org /psr/2000/nov00/psrnov00.shtml   (2640 words)

 United States Declaration of Independence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies in North America declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so.
Although there was little initial sentiment for outright independence, the view of the British as oppressors widened after the passage of the Intolerable Acts, which struck strongly against colonial self-rule.
The United States Declaration of Independence was influenced by the 1581 Dutch Republic declaration of independence, called the Oath of Abjuration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Declaration_of_Independence_(United_States)   (3343 words)

 American Independence Day Part 1: The Need for Independence
This holiday celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which declared the 13 American colonies independent from Great Britain.
The British and the Americans had traded shots at Lexington and Concord and fought a fierce battle at Bunker Hill.
The latter especially angered the Americans, since they used a lot of paper, on things like bills and newspapers.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/holidays/4thofjuly1.htm   (393 words)

 The History Place - Prelude to Revolution
Thus for the first time in the 150 year old history of the British colonies in America, the Americans will pay tax not to their own local legislatures in America, but directly to England.
The American colonists quickly unite in opposition, led by the most influential segments of colonial society - lawyers, publishers, land owners, ship builders and merchants - who are most affected by the Act, which is scheduled to go into effect on November 1.
The Quebec Act greatly upsets American colonists by extending the southern boundary of Canada into territories claimed by Massachusetts, Connecticut and Virginia.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/revolution/rev-prel.htm   (2564 words)

 The War of American Independence
Calhoon, Robert M. "Civil, Revolutionary, or Partisan: The Loyalists and the Nature of the War for Independence." In Stanley J. Underdahl, editor, Military History of the American Revolution: The Proceedings of the 6th Military History Symposium United States Air Force Academy 10-11 October 1974 (Washington: Office of Air Force History, 1976), pp.
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution: With an Historical Essay.
The American Loyalists in the Eastern Seigniories and Townships of the Province of Quebec.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/reference/revbib/loyalp.htm   (3524 words)

 American Revolution - Liberty - Themepark
During the American Revolution, many of George Washington's troops abandoned the fight and returned home--sometimes because they were disillusioned with the fighting or with General Washington's decisions and sometimes to harvest crops and meet family obligations.
In 1926, the Daughters of the American Revolution moved her remains from Highland Falls, New York to West Point where a monument was erected in her honor.
A benefit of this American victory was that, even though the French had been supplying some unofficial supplies to help the colonists, they finally decided to begin official aid to the American colonies.
www.uen.org /themepark/liberty/revolutionarywar.shtml   (2621 words)

 The American Revolution links
American Independence: The Internet Modern History Sourcebook has a large and easy to follow section on American independence.
American 18th Century Documents: Yale university's archive on the American Revolution and American history.
The History Place: Has lots of information on American history from the Founding Fathers through to the Modern Day.
www.schoolshistory.org.uk /americanrevolutionlinks.htm   (109 words)

 About AEI
The National Security web page, titled Energy Independence and National Security, is an in-depth presentation of the political and economic reasons for advocating American Energy Independence.
I believe the American people's acceptance of, or indifference to, U.S. oil dependence is at the heart of the problem.
American Energy Independence requires the participation and support of all Americans.
www.americanenergyindependence.com /about.html   (2018 words)

 APC: United Nations > Articles >US Sovereignty’s "Defenders" & "Enemies" Named; Threat ...
The legislation included H.R. 1794, the American Servicemembers Protection Act and H.R. 1646, an amendment to strike funding for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
An amendment to H.R. 4546 to prohibit funds or support for the UN International Court and an amendment to H.R. 2500 to prohibit funding for any U.S. contribution to UN peacekeeping operations and an amendment to H.R. 2500 to eliminate authorization of funding for the United Nations or any agency affiliated with it was defeated.
"Americans who witnessed the efforts of the United Nations Security Council to thwart the effort of the United States, leading a coalition of nations, to enforce twelve years of resolutions to disarm Iraq and bring it into compliance, gained an invaluable insight to the way this international institution opposes its own stated purpose," said DeWeese.
www.americanpolicy.org /un/american-independence.htm   (663 words)

 The American Revolution - The Making of America and Her Independence, The Complete History of the American Revolution ...
The "shot heard round the world" fired at Lexington on April 19, 1775 began the war for American Independence.
The term used for the colonies of British North America that joined together in the American Revolution against the mother country, adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and became the United States.
The British gave up Boston in March, 1776, but the prospects were still not good for the ill-trained, poorly armed volunteer soldiers of the Continental Army when the Congress decided finally to declare the independence of the Thirteen Colonies.
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 AmericanHeritage.com / A 1783 Monument to American Independence Makes Sense-but inlforkshire, England?
Built in 1783, the year America officially wrested her independence from England, it is the little-known creation of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, the eighth Baronet of Parlington and an aristocrat with distinctly individual views.
He was born in France in 1745 and went on the Grand Tour at twenty—quite unexceptional in itself for someone with his background, were it not that in Rome he made a sexual attack on his coachman that resulted in a drunken brawl and the unfortunate man’s death.
But news of the American victory at Yorktown in October, 1781, followed in March of the next year by the fall of North’s hated government, evidently moved Gascoigne to a more grandiose vision.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1977/1/1977_1_46.shtml   (560 words)

 American Energy Independence
The other choice leads to American energy independence and a world economy that is no longer desperate for oil.
American technology has put a man on the moon, mapped the human genome, and successfully landed robotic exploration vehicles on Mars.
In the next twenty years, if American oil dependence is allowed to continue as it has in the past and the price of oil continues to be high as expected, more than Five Trillion Dollars will be transferred from the United States economy to foreign countries in exchange for imported oil.
www.americanenergyindependence.com   (1583 words)

 War for Independence Chronology
Many historians accept a distinction made by John Adams between the American Revolution and the War for Independence.
The events that transformed colonists into an independent people are summarized in the American Revolution chronology.
American War for Cuba's Independence Site Map   Spanish-American War for Cuba's Independence Objectives: The students will be able to explain why the United States joined in the fight for Cuba's independence.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1197.html   (321 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: American Independence
Draft of the Declaration of Independence [At American Revolution]
Albigence Waldo: From the Diary of a Surgeon at Valley Forge, 1777 [At American Revolution]
A defense of slavery by an American Jesuit.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook12.html   (1570 words)

 Today in History: July 4
Although Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, observing Independence Day only became commonplace after the War of 1812.
In 1859, the Banneker Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, urged African Americans to celebrate Independence Day while bearing witness to the inconsistencies between the ideals espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the practice of slavery.
In an American Life Histories, 1936-1940 interview, Miss Nettie Spencer remembered the Fourth as the "big event of the year.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/jul04.html   (886 words)

 U.S. History - American Revolution & Independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Religion played a major role in the American Revolution by offering a moral sanction for opposition to the British--an assurance to the average American that revolution was justified in the sight of God.
This is an online journal of Early American History that strives to be "A bit friendlier than a scholarly journal, a bit more scholarly than a popular magazine" In large part it succeeds, with in-depth articles on Early American topics and columns devoted to classroom teaching, author interviews, material history, and book reviews.
Students will explore the American Revolutionary War by choosing main ideas from various sources (text book, Internet, etc) and then will demonstrate their knowledge of the war by creating a PowerPoint slide show.
www.besthistorysites.net /USHistory_Independence.shtml   (1164 words)

 Fenimore Art Museum - Revolution! Faces of American Independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The American colonies fought a war from 1775 to 1783 to win independence from England.
Many people joined the American Revolution because they believed in freedom.
Here we will hear the voices of the women and men, slaves and slave owners, sailors, Native Americans, French, and German soldiers who made up the diverse world of the American Revolution.
www.fenimoreartmuseum.org /exhibitions/american_revolution.htm   (91 words)

 The American Independence Museum
The men behind the American Revolution knew they were entering unknown territory when they declared freedom from Great Britain.
But their values are still cherished today, values considered traditionally “American” – greater opportunity, freedom from monarchy, and success based upon merit, not social class.
Among the museum’s permanent collection of documents chronicling the nation’s founding are an original Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution.
www.independencemuseum.org   (308 words)

 Fourth of July Celebrations Database
The Declaration of Independence, unanimously declared by the thirteen United States of America, was adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.
In New York, the "Declaration of Independence was read at the head of each brigade of the continental army posted at and near New York, and every where received with loud huzzas and the utmost demonstrations of joy." Of particular note, "the equestrian statue of George III" on display in New York was torn down.
After dinner a number of toasts were drank, all breaking independence, and a generous love of liberty, and commemorating the memories of those brave and worthy patriots who gallantly exposed their lives, and fell gloriously in defence [sic] of freedom and the righteous cause of their country.
www.american.edu /heintze/fourth.htm   (7085 words)

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