Mar 21, 2021
In episode twelve we will discuss the end of the so called "quiet period" with the passage of the Tea Act in 1773. The Boston Tea Party and Parliamentary reaction; the First and Second Continental Congress and efforts at reconciliation. We will examine the impact to Tom Paine's earth-shaking pamphlet Common Sense. The drafting, editing, and political theory underpinning the Declaration of Independence and finally the Revolutionary War and the strategies that led to America's improbable victory.