Franklin in Paris: 9 years; 1776-1784 Topic 648:
Franklin wowed the ladies with his beaverskin hat and simple ways
Westphalia: Church Politics Adjusts Boundaries, Then Everything Changes
In 1648, the Treaty of Westphalia created the modern nation-state.
Prohibitory Act of the British Parliament -- 1775
This is the British Act which started the Revolutionary War. The two Legislative bodies should have known better than to react in haste, but the British Parliament in London and its opponent the Continental Congress in Philadelphia -- started a Revolutionary War. Apparently Lord North issued a Prohibitory Act and John Adams responded to it, but the real hotheads were Charles Townsend and William Bradford. Everybody involved thought Independence was an improbable outcome.
New topic 687 2020-09-08 20:06:05 TITLE Revolution (Except South)
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Originally published: Tuesday, August 27, 2019; most-recently modified: Thursday, August 29, 2019