Journey to the American Founding

December 14 1773

The stories we’re seeing from the last half of 1772 and early 1773 are a mixture of change and continuity. Surrounding the mixture is an intensification of actions and decisions. The new and old twist together in revolving cycles. The pace is not what it once was—it has picked up speed.


Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: December 14, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

We see another tea party, this time in Lexington, and we see another anti-tea protest, again in Boston’s Old South Meeting House. Almost a third of Boston’s entire population attends the meeting, moderated by Samuel Phillips Savage, a leader unknown to people in the 21st century.

In Hartford, Connecticut, a woman in local media, Helen Bunce Watson, decides that British colonial relations have deteriorated to the point where action is needed. Her newspaper takes a stand.


TITLE: Americanism Redux: December 14, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

By Dr. Dan Miller


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Reference: The Remnant Trust Collection

RT Item: #1309. “The Regulations Lately Made” by Thomas Whately, is a defense of the 1765 Stamp Act that had largely produced the first signs of colonial resistance to imperial policy. The controversy surrounding the Stamp Act is still alive in late 1773 because colonial-rights supporters want to avoid the chaotic and violent aspects of the Stamp Act resistance.

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