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Lancaster, Pennsylvania Was The U.S. Capital For 1 Day : Sept. 27, 1777

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During the American Revolution, it was briefly the capital of the colonies on September 27, 1777, when the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, which had been captured by the British. 16 more words

Bunker Hill: Imperial Overreach And Insurgent Organizing

In the wake of the Boston Tea Party—as Nathaniel Philbrick makes vividly clear throughout the opening pages of Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution… 992 more words

Politics

What Is Terrorism

What is terrorism in the 21st Century? What is terrorism in a world of Hamas, the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Israel and a renewed emerging ultra-nationalism around the world? 342 more words

Commentary

Domestic Production of Summer Textiles

 In 1774, delegates to the first Continental Congress signed an Association restricting the import of goods from England and encouraging domestic production.  Article Eight read: 221 more words

Ben Franklin on Prayer

The following is a quote from a speech by Benjamin Franklin to the Continental Congress in 1787:

“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth – that God Governs in the affairs of men. 178 more words

Olive Branch Petition Is Signed

“A complaint addressing resentments” is the phrase I used in order to remember the history lesson regarding the Olive Branch Petition. The document, also known as “The Humble Petition” and “The Second Petition to the King” is important to the American War of Independence from Great Britain because of how it was received. 856 more words

History