We Paid What for Tribute?

When the American Revolution ended in 1783, as a country we wanted to resume our trade with Europe and the duchies on the north shore of the Mediterranean. Before the war began, our ships flew under the British flag and enjoyed protection of the Royal Navy. During the...

Six Ways We Paid for the American Revolution

During the American Revolution, the members of the Second Continental Congress were faced with a dilemma, i.e. how to pay for a war against the most powerful nation in the world without taxes? Taxing the population was a political non-starter. One of the key reasons...

Unintended Consequences of the American Revolution

After Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown on October 19th, 1781, the British government decided that it wanted out of the war with their rebellious colonists. Yet fighting continued in New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Quebec, South Carolina and Virginia until...

Battle for Florida – Part 2

Right after Florida given to the British as part of the treaties that ended The Seven Years War, they divided it into East and West Florida. The Spanish, after they gained back Florida after American Revolution, accepted the new boundaries and never really tried to...

The Battle for Florida – Part 1

Florida was a battleground state long before it became the 27th State in 1821. The fight began in 1513 after Ponce de Leon landed near modern day St. Augustine, Florida and claimed if for Queen Joanna of Spain. He named the land after the Spanish Easter feast Pascua...