Monthly Archives: January 2014

The French and Indian War: Stirring the Pot

At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the national debt of England was nearly doubled and the Crown was looking for any kind of source to pay off that debt. So their eyes turned to the colonies, who … Continue reading

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How Much Smuggled Tea?

We all know how much the American colonists loved their tea, but they didn’t want to have to pay a tax on it! So merchants began to conduct business with Holland to import tea that was cheaper and better-tasting than … Continue reading

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“Johnny Tremain”

Johnny Tremain is a wonderful children’s historical novel by Esther Forbes. It’s set in Boston prior to and during the American Revolution. The story follows Johnny’s apprenticeship, quest for human rights, and personal sacrifice of his life throughout the Revolution. … Continue reading

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