Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: January 11, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774

The odds for violence are rising in a place of disputed control—Pittsburgh. On the Atlantic coast, tensions are high in Massachusetts from the fall-out of the Boston Tea Party. Two men, one named Harry and the other named Benjamin Franklin, prepare to face their accusers.

And in Charleston, South Carolina, the echoes of Magna Carta can be heard in the colony’s government. A new year is under way.

Americanism Redux, a series by historian author, Dr. Dan Miller, explores what Americanism meant 250 years ago and its significance for America today. Visit Dr Dan Miller’s website>

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RT Item: #0221“Magna Carta”, published in an edition written in 1542, describes the basic rights of Englishmen as revealed in 1215 between an extended encounter involving King John and a group of barons. It is the first instance in English history where people organized to extract concessions from the monarch and defined them as rights. The South Carolinian government in January 1774 is in crisis over the existence of these same rights.  

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