History

Facts. Getting from the largest government in history to a real “land of the free” isn’t going to be quick or easy. But without these three essential ingredients from the “real American Revolution,” we probably won’t get there at all.

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Born Jan 23, 1737 – John Hancock was one of the most influential and important Revolutionaries, from the Stamp and Townshend Acts, through the Boston Massacre and the War for Independence. But he was also one of the leading advocates of what became the 10th Amendment.

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Today in history, on January 5, 1781, much of Richmond, Virginia was burned to the ground by a British naval force led by Benedict Arnold. It was his most significant military retort against his former cause, a devastating strike that followed his dramatic betrayal.

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Ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights has been absolutely trashed for generations. Although many people will sing its praises – for just this one day of the year – “Bill of Rights Day” should really be a day of mourning – recognizing what the people have given up, and lost.

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On this date in 1735, Hugh Williamson, a remarkable founding-era figure from North Carolina, was born. Williamson’s name is seldom mentioned alongside the famous characters of his day, but his life was arguably as significant.

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At just 27 years of age in 1763, Patrick Henry gained fame as a patriot for arguing that when even a king interfered with local lawmaking, he “degenerates into a Tyrant, and forfeits all right to his subjects’ obedience.” This set the stage for future opposition to the Stamp Act and serves as an early lesson in the power of resistance and nullification.

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On this date in 1749, Edward Rutledge was born. He was a signer of the Continental Association and the youngest signatory to the Declaration of Independence.

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Peace, friendship, and a mutual understanding helped pave the way for North Carolina’s eventual ratification.

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