Wednesday
Jul032019

No Taxation Without Representation

Britain had to pay for the French and Indian War and, through things like the Stamp Act, were raising taxes on American Colonists to do it. The colonists didn't think it was fair that they could be taxed when their voices weren't even being heard by the British- they weren't being represented. The cry of "no taxation without representation" took hold in the American Colonies, and the idea that people deserved to be heard by their government was one that would change the world.

 

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Tax Stamps from the tax act of 1765

This cartoon by Benjamin Franklin was popular when protesting the Stamp Act to symbolize colonial unity against the British. It was sometimes printed saying "Unite or Die." You can read more about it here

Thursday
Jun132019

Episode 18: The Trouble Begins

After the French and Indian War, Great Britain needed to raise money. They did that by taxing the American colonies- without giving colonists any say in it. Here comes trouble between Britain and the American Colonies, and the colonists' favorite saying: "no taxation without representation." 
Women spin wool at home after the Wool Act
Coloring Page. Source
Coloring page. Source.
Patrick Henry coloring page. Source.
Tuesday
May212019

Episode 17: The French and Indian War

I'm so excited to be back! 

American colonists fought with the British army in The French and Indian War, but we don't talk about it much anymore. Today, we have an expert from Fort Ticonderoga, which was really important during the war, to tell us all about why it mattered so much.

Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West, painted in 1770

Saturday
Dec222018

Episode 16: Colonial Christmas

Two things I love are Christmas and learning about colonial America, so I am crazy about this episode. Matt Arthur from Tryon Palace in North Carolina joins us to answer Christmas questions from the incredible 6 year-old Ella. 

In this episode, learn all about how Christmas was celebrated in Colonial times. 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Dec062018

Episode 15: Hanukkah and Other Jewish Holidays in Colonial America

With Hanukkah celebrations underway around the world, we're taking some time this week to talk about how Jewish holidays were celebrated in colonial America. 12 year-old Zachary joins us with questions about holidays and Jewish culture, and Andrew Porwancher, history professor with the University of Oklahoma, joins us to answer them!          

 


A coloring page for while you listen

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Also check out Colonial Williamsburg's resources here