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.

February 29 1774

February 29 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 29, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 No such day existed because it wasn't a Leap Year. Only those people in a Leap Year have this day given to them. In 1774 the gift will come again in...

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February 22 1774

February 22 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 22, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Two earthquakes, one literal and one symbolic, rock the third week of February. The symbolic version is in the meeting room of George III's Privy...

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February 15 1774

February 15 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 15, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Approximately two months have passed since the Boston Tea Party and one month since British officials in England learned of the incident. Day by day,...

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February 8 1774

February 8 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 8, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Safety and security, how do you find them on this day in the American colonies? The question and its answer changes as you move from place to place,...

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February 1 1774

February 1 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 1, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Mercy Otis Warren mourns the loss of a friend and fears the loss of two more. Grief drives her to renew her commitment to friendship. It also sets the...

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January 25 1774

January 25 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: January 25, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 Violence has broken out in Boston, the result of the tea protests. Will it spread? Will it worsen? No one knows. The newly organized Committee of...

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January 18 1774

January 18 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: January 18, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 The effects of the tea protests from last month continue to spread in ripples and waves. Among them is a remarkable town meeting held at Hampton, colony...

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January 11 1774

January 11 1774

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...

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January 4 1774

January 4 1774

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: January 4, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774 A woman starts a school in Philadelphia. Tea is found on Cape Cod, intact and then sent into safekeeping. Two men, British bureaucrats, are also in...

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December 28 1773

December 28 1773

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: December 28, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773 A Dutch immigrant community celebrates a legendary gift-giver, while the effects of the Boston Tea Party ripple outward. A doctor hatches a plan in the...

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December 21 1773

December 21 1773

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: December 21, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773 The Boston Tea Party occurs as a last-resort of colonial protestors on December 16, 1773. One of the leaders, Joseph Warren, believes a consensus can...

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December 14 1773

December 14 1773

Journey to the American FoundingThe 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...

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