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Becoming Independent

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

The American colonies began cooperating politically against British rule even before they adopted the Declaration of Independence. In 1774, delegates from twelve of thirteen colonies gathered in ... More


The Challenge of Congress: September–December 1774

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The government of British Prime Minister Lord North would take no further policy decisions on America until information arrived concerning both the reception in Massachusetts of the Intolerable Acts, ... More


The Outbreak of War: March–July 1775

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the early weeks of 1775, there were reports that British Prime Minister Lord North had decided not to dispatch any more soldiers to America, and that repeal of the Intolerable Acts could be ... More


1797: Pennsylvania Friends' Yearly Meeting Memorial to the Congress of the United States

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0027
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting held in September 1797 presented to Congress a memorial touching on the situation in North Carolina. The memorial recalls the Continental Association that was adopted ... More


The Declaration of American Independence

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the gradual processes which gave way to the independence of American colonists from British rule. The chapter looks at the ideology and principles that surrounded the Boston ... More


Enforcement

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter talks about the enforcement of the moral code of behavior which Congress passed, the criticism it faced, and the measures with which the code of conduct thrived to maintain unanimity and ... More


Legitimacy

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the ratification of the new Constitution of the United States and the role several people played during the process including the first President of the United States, George ... More


Things Fall Apart

William Howard Adams

in Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099805
eISBN:
9780300127041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099805.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains how Morris, the cautious loyalist, emerged as an unflinching patriot in the republican cause. If there was a single emotion driving him and defining his transformation into a ... More


The King’s Famous Prisoner

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's experience as a prisoner at the hands of the British. At New Brunswick, Lee languished in a small jail cell for more than a month. Some British officers were ... More


Of Eloquence “Manly” and “Monstrous”: The Henpecked Husband in Revolutionary Political Debate, 1774–1775

Benjamin H. Irvin

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the figure of the henpecked husband in two satirical publications. The first is A Dialogue Between a Southern Delegate and His Spouse on His Return from the Grand Continental ... More


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