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Declaration of Independence: A Necessary Break

Introduction When the Revolutionary War began in April 1775, most colonists were fighting for increased rights from Great Britain, not for independence. As the war continued, howe...

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense: Call to Arms

Have You Ever? Have you ever heard an impassioned speech that motivated you to action? Did you ever read an article that completely changed your perspective? Or maybe you listened...

Boston Tea Party: A Brewing Cup of Rebellion

Have You Ever? Your parents have always been fairly hands-off: they let you make your own choices and learn your own mistakes. Then one day, they start exercising some control ove...