In 1843, 91-year-old Capt. Levi Preston was asked by a young historian why he had fought in the American Revolution. Was it the Stamp Act, the Tea Act, perhaps the treatises of John Locke? “No, sirree,” the captain countered. He had not seen any stamps, sipped any tea, or read anything other than the Bible, the catechism, and Watts’s Psalms. “What we meant in going for those Redcoats was this: we always had been free, and we meant to be always free. They didn’t mean we should.”
John Adams said that the American Revolution was won in the minds and hearts of the Colonists before ever a shot was fired.
Revive 1775 is here to reintroduce you to The Rebel Alliance, some of the people who gave up so much so that we could have this great Republic. These people woke up on April 19th, 1775 as British citizens and, if they made it to bed that night, they were Traitors to the Crown: The most famous Rebel Alliance in all of History.
Here, we will explore the events of that day and meet the people who lived those events.
To get started, check out the Timeline of events on the IN A NUTSHELL page.
And the THE ANNEX Blog. Well, there you will find my journey to put the mission of Revive 1775 together.
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“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” John Adams