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The Power of the Gentry

| Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

During the 18th century in American colonies such as Virginia, government intervention was at it’s lowest. Aside from basic laws about stealing, murder, and some stranger ones like being required to Church, the government could force you to do very little. Despite, this, one could not call it a time of unprecedented freedom, at least […]

Dunmore’s Promise of Emancipation: A Chance for Victory Lost

| Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

During the mid 1770s, the British government, as well as all who represented it, were growing increasingly unpopular. Yet despite this, the Royal Governor of Virginia popular for some time.  The Lord Dunmore had, after all, Led attacks on neighboring Indian tribes in 1774. In March of 1775, he was praised by a patriot convention […]

Jamestown: A Nearly Failed Experiment

| Sunday, July 20th, 2014

After Spanish efforts to colonize South America, Great Britain felt that in order to maintain it’s presence as a world power it had to follow suit with a colony of their own in the new world. The result was the colony of Jamestown in 1607. The colonists coming to this new place believed that easy […]