The American Revolution
Presented by Tim D. McNeese
A Tea Party Movement. . . Americans irate about taxation. . .Concern about the erosion of rights. . . Citizens up in arms about losing their guns. Sounds like political dialogue as usual in America. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Americans were expressing these same concerns and similarly organizing themselves for action 250 years ago.
YC History Professor Tim McNeese will be back this year presenting a class on the American Revolution. The study will include such revolutionary mile posts as the Stamp Act Crisis, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the opening shots of the war at Lexington and Concord, the political machinations of the Second Contiental Congress that led to the declaring of independence from Great Britain and the creation of one of the seminal documents in American history, the Declaration of Independence.
The class will feature such revolutionary figures as Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Otis, Paine, and others in the pantheon of the men we call the Founding Fathers. Tim will guide the class through the Revolutionary War, with its wins and losses on the battlefield and the enduring leadership of George Washington, to the final victory at Yorktown, where British fifers, during the surrender ceremony, played the popular song, "The World Turned Upside Down."
The class will wrap up with a look at the "Founding Fathers and Christianity." Tim hopes the class will be tiimely and help everyone to gain a new perspective concerning the roots of the American republic.
You can find out more about Professor McNeese on his faculty bio page.