The Struggle for American Independence: The Townshend Acts

In this episode, I cover the Townshend Acts, the crafty attempt by Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend to enact taxes which would allay some of the colonists’ arguments against parliamentary taxation. Introduced here is John Dickinson, a lawyer from Pennsylvania, who would play a critical role in the struggle. I also cover other Townshend…

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The Declaration of Independence Did Not Birth a New Nation

Many people consider Independence Day the “birthday of America.” During a speech at the Oakland County, Michigan, Campaign for Liberty, historian Dave Benner unravels this myth, asserting that the Declaration did not create a new “nation,” but in fact merely asserted the independence of 13 individual political societies from Great Britain.

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