Apr 172015
 
Revolutionary Barriers & Blazes

  15 AHMP Revolutionary Barriers & Blazes What extraordinary steps were taken by the Continental Army to limit British navigation of the Hudson River? What is a chevaux-de-fries, a boom, and a fire raft? Is it truly possible that a chain could be stretched across the Mighty Hudson? We will learn the answers to these questions

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Apr 132015
 
11 QCAHMP George Washington’s Brilliance Shines Through

11 QCAHMP George Washington’s Brilliance Shines Through Welcome to another quick and condensed version of American History for the Modern Patriot. Are you looking for a basic primer that will help you teach  a child, a teen, or another adult about the Constitution? Consider downloading the Kindle edition of my book: Everyone’s Guide to the

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Apr 102015
 
The Separation of Powers According to Montesquieu, Locke, and the Founding Fathers

14 AHMP The Separation of Powers According to Montesquieu, Locke, and the Founding Fathers Who was the philosopher known as Montesquieu? What governmental structure did he believe would be assure political liberty, and why did he believe so strongly that each branch must be firmly separated from one another? When we meld the ideas of

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Apr 082015
 
10 QCAHMP The Roaring Thunder of Rage:: Local Reaction to the Boston Massacre & the Limited Coverage it Receives in Textbooks

10 QCAHMP The Roaring Thunder of Rage: Local Reaction to the Boston Massacre & the Limited Coverage it Receives in Textbooks How is the Boston Massacre often portrayed in textbooks? What was the reaction to the Boston Massacre by colonists who were already angered by increasingly tyrannical British rule? What transpired the days, and weeks that

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Apr 062015
 
9 5MAHMP Two Sides to Every Massacre. British and Colonial Portrayals of the Boston Massacre, and Crucial Information not Often Taught in Schools.

9 5MAHMP Two Sides to Every Massacre. British and Colonial Portrayals of the Boston Massacre, and Crucial Information not Often Taught in Schools. What is a crucial piece of information about the Boston Massacre that you probably never learned about in school?  What happened during that incident on Kings Street?, and how was the incident

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Mar 302015
 
8 5MAHMP: Not in My House! The Quartering Acts of 1765 and 1774

8 5MAHMP: Not in My House! The Quartering Acts of 1765 and 1774 What was “the Quartering Act? What was the reaction to the Quartering Acts of 1765 and 1774? In particular how did Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Dickson react to the Quartering Act of 1765 and the subsequent suspension of the New York

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Mar 272015
 
Tyrannical Englishmen on Both Sides of the Pond

  12 AHMP: Tyrannical Englishmen on Both Sides of the Pond What is the Separation of Powers? What are key aspects of England’s history which impacted the Founding Fathers’ views of governmental structure and what could they learn about despotic leadership from the monarchs of Britain? Which royal governors gave the Founders an up-close view of

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Mar 222015
 
7 5MAHMP: The Colonists, the Sugar Act, and the Tax Collector

7 5MAHMP: The Colonists, the Sugar Act, and the Tax Collector How did the implementation of various taxes and regulations impact the rising tide of anger in the American Colonies against Great Britain? How did the Parliament motivate tax collectors in the colonies to crack down on smuggling? Who was John Robinson, and how did

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Mar 222015
 
6 5MAHMP Who was the Most Romantic Founding Father?

6 5MAHMP Who was the Most Romantic Founding Father? Who, might you ask, was the most romantic Founding Father? I believe that I have the answer. Of course, I should actually phrase the question: Which Founding Father wrote the most romantic love letters? After all, we cannot interview them or observe them with the objects

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