Journey to the American Founding

November 30 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.

Journey to the American Founding, Nov 16 1773, Anti-Slavery Sentiments

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: November 30, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

The ship with the tea is here. Boston harbor. Mass meetings, confusion, uncertainty, risk-taking. And one other major thing—the memory of just a few years ago, the last prior explosion of problems between British imperial authority and colonial protestors. That was in 1765 with the Stamp Act. The resisting colonists combined public and private pressure to compel the British government to reverse the Act. They’re already re- opening the 1765 playbook to begin their anti-tea protests in late 1773.

TITLE: Americanism Redux: November 30, 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: #0391 – “The Late Regulations”, by John Dickinson, published in 1765. John Dickinson was the most influential colonial leader up and down the North American Atlantic coast. Colonists who will be asserting their rights and liberties in late 1773 will be looking to Dickinson for his views, his input, his leadership. “The Late Regulations” ranked as one of his most influential writings.

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