|Painting: "Washington and Lafayette|
at Valley Forge," by John Dunsmore, 1907
Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons,
in pubic domain
This new blog is about the American Revolutionary War,
1775 to 1783.
I hope to have many interesting stories about the men and
women who lived at that time and helped to create the
United States of America.
Too often we take for granted that America would
simply come into being. That was not the case.
The revolution began as a difficult philosophical
and political debate during the Age of
Enlightenment (also called the Age of Reason),
where traditional concepts like those from
organized religion and the Divine Right of Kings
by intellectual thought, science, and Reason.
From philosophy, the Revolution turned to physical protests
and eventually to war.
Thousands of men, and women, died in this conflict
-- the first in the history of the United States and
its most important war.
Why was this war America's most important war?
Quite simply because had the Americans under
George Washington lost this war, there would not
be a United States of America today.
Please join us for this fascinating story.
Adrian McGrath, Editor and Publisher of