Journey to the American Founding

September 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: September 14, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

A writer known for his skill with a quill pen publishes satirical articles designed to shape public opinion in Britain.

He’s afraid that tensions between England and the American colonies are spiraling out of control. He’s using his unique personal gift to try and change the trajectory of events. Can it succeed?

TITLE: Americanism Redux: September 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

“Select Pieces” by Benjamin Franklin, (First Published in 1801) –  Reference #0904

Franklin’s reputation in 1773 is international, the American most widely known in the trans-Atlantic world. Like many leaders, Franklin’s instinct in a challenging situation is to use his natural gift which, in his case, includes written communication.

View The Remnant Trust “Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum PDF for reference>

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