Whether you are a homeschooling parent, need help with your regular history courses, or just want a helping hand to guide you through your own self-study, I would be delighted to help.
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Once upon a time on the Atlantic seaboard, a thin line of colonies joined together in a loose alliance in order to win their independence.They differed from each other widely – new arrivals from Ulster and Germany were migrating down the wild frontiers of the backcountry, clashing often with the native nations. Long-established Quakers and Puritans struggled to maintain their ancestral purity of purpose against their more wordly offspring. In the South, a new aristocracy had arisen from the transplanted junior nobility and adventurers of England.
Disparate as they were, a common fire was sweeping the colonies – the authors of Europe were abuzz with talk of liberty and representative government, ideas taken from long hours studying Classical antiquity. Talk of Natural Law and Social Contract lept across the water, finding ripe soil in the hearts of people who raised with longstanding law and written charters.
Charters that were being violated.
The spark was lit, and soon would explode into the flame of the American Revolution. A flame that would inspire the world for centuries to come, and stands out in our memory even today.
It is a story worth remembering, and a story worth the retelling.
Please join me for American Foundations, the first of the HedgeRoot American History sessions.