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Dr. Kacy Tillman joins us for this episode to tell us all about loyalist women.In the 18th century, most people didn't believe women could think for themselves. So, they could get in trouble for the opinions of their fathers, husbands, brothers, and other men in their lives. History might remember them as loyalists, but some simply wanted peace. Ot…
 
The American and British armies met in upstate New York and the two battles that followed changed the momentum of the American Revolution. We're joined by Eric Schnitzer from Saratoga National Historic Park to tell us all about who was there, what happened, and why it was such an important battle.Από τον Growing Patriots
 
France was a key ally during the American Revolution, and perhaps the most famous fighting Frenchman was the Marquis de Lafayette. This week, we're joined by Lafayette expert Laura Auricchio to talk about why he joined the fight for American independence, how he got France and America on the same page, and what he did after the war.…
 
Things weren't looking so good for George Washington's Continental Army, so he had to do something fast! Why was it so important that he cross the Delaware River? Did he have to do it during the winter? What did it mean for the revolution? Find out in this episode!Από τον Growing Patriots
 
Once the Revolutionary War started, we needed a flag so soldiers could tell each other apart on the battlefield. For this important job, they turned to Betsy Ross. Why did they pick her? Did George Washington like the flag? How did she feel about such an important job? This week, we're joined by Lisa Moulder from the Betsy Ross House as well as Bet…
 
We had declared independence, and the war was officially on. How did those first few battles in New York and New Jersey go fo American troops? Amelia is joined by 8 year-old Charlotte to find out all about The Battles of Long Island (also called The Battle of Brooklyn or The Battle of Brooklyn Heights), Harlem Heights, Valcour Island, and Fort Lee.…
 
After the American colonies have declared independence, they had to fight for it! What kind of weapons did they have? What were they like? What did the British military have? How could we ever win?In this episode, we take on those big questions with firearms historian Ashley Hlebinsky.Από τον Growing Patriots
 
It was time for freedom, but it didn't come without a fight. The American colonies had to fight a war for their independence and the right man had to be in charge. George Washington stepped in as commander and the Continental Army took on the strongest military in the world.Από τον Growing Patriots
 
The first shot is fired and revolution is on! It's one of the most important shots ever fired- but who fired it? Why? How was it heard around the world?Since we recorded this in the middle of a pandemic, Amelia is going solo for this quick minisode.Από τον Growing Patriots
 
Words were a huge part of how America became free. Pamphlets, speeches, letters, and documents changed people's minds, but they were also dangerous! Today, we're joined by a free expression expert to talk about what words did to make us free- and why that still matters.Από τον Growing Patriots
 
After Britain imposed the Intolerable Acts, the American Colonies decided something had to be done. Representatives from the different colonies met in Philadelphia for a Continental Congress to decide what that should be. In this episode, we get all of the details from a true expert!Από τον Growing Patriots
 
After the Boston Tea Party, Britain wanted to punish the American colonies. They passed a series of laws that became known as the Intolerable Acts or Coercive Acts. They were supposed to prove to the colonists that they were in charge, but do you think the colonists obeyed? Find out in this episode!Από τον Growing Patriots
 
When Britain taxed tea, colonists proved that they meant it when they said "no taxation without representation!" In December of 1773, patriots snuck onto a ship carrying tea into Boston and threw it into the harbor. Hear all about how that happened, why, and what happened next.Από τον Growing Patriots
 
Things just kept getting worse between Britain and the American Colonies, and tensions boil over in Boston in what is now called "The Boston Massacre." How the people reacted is just as important as how it happened. Find out all the details in this episode!Από τον Growing Patriots
 
Britain had to pay for the French and Indian War and, through things like the Stamp Act, were raising taxes on American Colonists to do it. The colonists didn't think it was fair that they could be taxed when their voices weren't even being heard by the British- they weren't being represented. The cry of "no taxation without representation" took ho…
 
After the French and Indian War, Great Britain needed to raise money. They did that by taxing the American colonies- without giving colonists any say in it. Here comes trouble between Britain and the American Colonies, and the colonists' favorite saying: "no taxation without representation."Από τον Growing Patriots
 
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