Naval Lessons from the American Revolution

Jim and Marc discuss the key lessons from the American Revolution that were valid in 1783 when the war ended and are still valid 240+ years later. Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtJdlIlfiCU

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America’s Second Struggle for Liberty

Rather than confront the British and demand they stop impressing American citizens, Jefferson encouraged the Democratic-Republicans who controlled both houses in Congress to enact a series of measures that restricted trade with European nations that were at war. These were not popular and actually caused the U.S. economy to contract.

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Failure To Lead

For the attack on Fort George, Saltonstall was on the small frigate Monmouth, 24 guns. The force caught the British by surprise, and there were only three small sloops of war in the bay which should have been quickly captured by the Continentals. They weren’t.

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Start of a Trans-Atlantic Migration

So, again going back to U.S. Census data, the first census tallies the population at 3,929,214 in 1790, seven years after the American Revolution ended, the population of the new country grew by 1.7 million people. From that point on, the U.S. population grew by more than 30% every 10 years.

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Beginning of the End of Slavery in These United States

However, in 1794, 71 years before the 13th Amendment was passed, with the Slave Trade Act of 1794, the U.S. Congress took the first steps to eliminate slavery in the U.S. The law, passed by the Second U.S. Congress, was signed by President Washington on March 22nd, 1794.

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The Precedent Setting Northwest Ordinance of 1787

Four years after the peace treaty with Great Britain was signed, the Continental Congress, which now preferred to be known as the Congress of the Confederation of the United States, passed the Northwest Ordnance on July 13th, 1787. It was intended to provide guidance to citizens on how a section of the new United States known as the Northwest Territory would be governed.

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Jim Blythe’s Veteran’s Impact Show

Marc talks Insidious Dragon, his third book about counter terrorism that will be released in late August or September and what he learned researching his Age of Sail series. Watch…

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Causes of the American Revolution and the U.S. Today

By April 1775, the Patriots were fed up with the British government. It simply wasn’t responsive or caring of its needs. Call it arrogance, call it ignorance, but there is no doubt that English citizens living on their island looked down on their fellow citizens living in the Thirteen Colonies. The Founding Fathers were often referred to as “damn Colonials.”

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