Samuel Adams was an important popular agitator and organizer during the American Revolution.
George H. Smith turns his attention to events after the Boston riots. As violence spread throughout the colonies, America moved ever closer to revolution.
George H. Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the story of the Boston Massacre.
The Coercive Acts—the British response to the Boston Tea Party—was the true catalyst that led to the American Revolution.
“The establishment of various colonial militias late in 1774 is thus best understood in the light of a long republican Whig dedication to that idea.”
Agitator and pamphleteer par excellence, Thomas Paine was involved in both the American and French Revolutions.
The Prohibition of alcohol, from 1919-1933, though intended to reduce alcohol consumption, merely made alcohol consumption more dangerous.
Smith explains how the insatiable desire for power and its corrupting influence have been dominant themes in libertarian theory and history.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party and the revolution-sparking Coercive Acts.
The Coercive Acts led Americans to blame the king for the conspiracy to strip them of their rights and liberties.
One of the major debates over the U.S. Constitution was between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, largely over the role of the states and a Bill of Rights.
Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he draw directly from contemporary works, as well?
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.
Decrying the growing lack of understanding among Americans with regards to the First Amendment, Hentoff argues that this ignorance leads to the abuse of rights.
Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States.
James Madison was the fourth President of the United States and was the chief architect of the United States Constitution.