The American Revolution was a colonial revolt which occurred between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) with the assistance of France, winning independence from Great Britain and establishing the United States of America. The American colonials proclaimed "no taxation without representation" starting with the Stamp Act Congress in 1765. They rejected the authority of the British Parliament to tax them because they had no representatives in that governing body. Protests steadily escalated to the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the burning of the Gaspee in Rhode Island in 1772, followed by the Boston Tea Party in December 1773. The British responded by closing Boston Harbor and enacting a series of punitive laws which effectively rescinded
Massachusetts Bay Colony's rights of self-government. The other colonies rallied behind Massachusetts, and a group of American Patriot leaders set up their own government in late 1774 at the Continental Congress to coordinate their resistance of Britain; other colonists retained their allegiance to the Crown and were known as Loyalists or Tories.
“The American Revolution, Part One” lecture is part of Barrington Hall's popular Wednesday Evening Lecture series. This lecture is part of a four week series. The presenters are George Thurmond and Bob Sapp of the Sons of the American Revolution. The other dates for parts two, three and four are June 12, 19, 26 and July 3 respectively. The lectures are from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The doors to the barn activity room open at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. $5.00 is the suggested admission. Reservations are not necessary but are appreciated. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservations. Barrington Hall is located at 535 Barrington Dr. in Roswell, GA 30075.