The Battle of Adairsville was an encounter between Union forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. Read the Entry »

Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, second President of the United States and the mother of the sixth President, John Quincy Adams. Her letters and memoirs of the Revolutionary era are considered to be major historical documents. Read the Entry »

John Adams was a Founding Father, America's First Ambassador to the Court of St. James and the Second President of the United States. He was also the first Vice President, serving two terms under George Washington. Read the Entry »

Samuel Adams was a Founding Father, member of the Continental Congress, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a leading proponent of colonial independence from Great Britain. After the Revolution, Adams served four terms as Governor of Massachusetts. Read the Entry »

The Administration of Justice Act was one of five laws enacted by the British Parliament in 1774 in response to the Boston Tea Party. Collectively, the acts were known as the Coercive Acts, or the Intolerable Acts. Read the Entry »

The Albany Congress, held in Albany, New York in June and July of 1754, was a meeting between colonial leaders and leaders of the Iroquois tribe. During the Albany Congress, Benjamin Franklin proposed the Albany Plan. Read the Entry »

The Albany Plan of union was proposed by Benjamin Franklin and called for the formation of a permanent federation of the American colonies. Read the Entry »

The Alien and Sedition Acts were a series of four laws passed by the Federalist-controlled Congress in 1798. Read the Entry »

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