June 13 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: June 13, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 More community meetings occur in the aftershock of enforcement of the Boston Port Act. In Boston the Solemn League and Covenant has stirred up a backlash,...

June 6 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: June 6, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Different levels of colonial life are responding to the Boston Port Act in early June. On a colony-level, the Connecticut legislature is the first to vote...

May 30 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: May 30, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Fueled by responses to the Boston Port Act, a change occurs with blinding speed in Williamsburg, capitol of the colony of Virginia. In less than seven days:...

May 23 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: May 23, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Late May unfolds with groups of colonists opposed to the newly announced Boston Port Act. In larger towns like Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City,...

May 16 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: May 16, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 The fact of the Boston Port Act has hit land, rather like a bomb. It’s gone off in Boston and the shock waves spread out from there. The port will be...

May 9 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: May 9, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 The news that will change the life of people in Boston and Massachusetts is only a day way. Written descriptions of the Boston Port Act are onboard the ship...