| Friday, August 1st, 2014

        The Declaration of Independence Source: http://www.founding.com/the_declaration_of_i/ Callie Folke            Most people have pride in their country. It’s natural to feel some sense of alliance with your countrymen, despite the fact that nobody has ever met every single person in their country. This is due to the fact […]

The Little People’s View

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

  History is written by the educated people of society, however in colonial America times white men are often the only ones educated enough to write down the history that happens in day to day business. History is often interpreted from the point of view of these men and is rarely seen through the eyes of […]

Social, Economic, and Spiritual Changes in Revolution-Era America

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

In April 1775, the American Revolution began on the battlefields of Lexington, Massachusetts, after years of tension with Great Britain. It is easy to attribute the start of the war to merely discontent with British tax policy, and the lack of colonial representation in the British parliament. However, the American Revolution became a deeply personal […]

The Gentry of the Eighteenth Century

| Saturday, July 26th, 2014

The gentry of eighteenth century changed the New World in many different aspects by the time of the colony matured.  They built churches, plantations, endorsed the latest London fashions, and enforced the law. All of these helped change the physical and cultural landscape of Virginia in the late 17th and 18th centuries. In order to […]

Occupy Tidewater

| Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Eighteenth-century Virginia was a very different world than it was a century before: the colony that had struggled to exist, against all odds had become a thriving community.  The small, fortified settlements became cities, and the landscape became defined by sprawling farms and plantations.  As life for Virginians began to settle, so to did their […]

2014 Session 2 History 217–From Jamestown through the American Revolution

| Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Welcome to NIAHD’s 2014  Session 2 Pre-Collegiate Summer Program Journals for History 217 “From Jamestown through the American Revolution” This site is the collective journal of high-school juniors and seniors who are currently participating in or have participated in the National Institute of American History and Democracy’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Program. The program, a three-week academic course […]