Journey to the American Founding

Welcome to Americanism Redux, a series by historian author, Dr. Dan Miller. He explores what Americanism meant 250 years ago and its significance for America today.

June 13 1774

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,...

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June 6 1774

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...

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May 30 1774

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:...

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May 23 1774

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,...

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May 16 1774

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 closed...

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May 9 1774

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...

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May 2 1774

May 2 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: May 2, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Some days you wake up and what you see surprises you. This is one of those days. War has started. Blood is spilled and flowing at Yellow Creek, in the upper...

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April 25 1774

April 25 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: April 25, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Every day you hear sounds that you know define your life. They show you where you are. The sounds heard in the last full week of April 1774 did much the...

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April 18 1774

April 18 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: April 18, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Henry Putnam of Medford, colony of Massachusetts has a year and a day to live. It will be at that time that he "turns out" as a 62-year old, carrying his...

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April 11 1774

April 11 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: April 11, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Money shows its importance in a variety of ways on this day and week 250 years ago. A new printing of currency is approved by the Maryland colonial...

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April 4 1774

April 4 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: April 4, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 The terminology and spirit of constitutionalism and political philosophy has permeated much of daily life in the British colonies. Hannah Winthrop casts...

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March 28 1774

March 28 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: March 28, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 The American spirit of voluntarism and voluntary associations was an observation made by Alexis de Tocqueville in the 1830s. His analysis picked up on a...

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