Thomas Paine was a Founding Father, the philosopher of the American War for Independence, and a true revolutionary. His essays and pamphlets, especially Common Sense, noted for its plain language, resonated with the common people of America and roused them to rally behind the movement for independence. Following the American Revolution, Paine immigrated to Europe where the British government declared him and outlaw for his anti-monarchist views, and where he actively participated in the French Revolution. Read the Entry »

Cotesworth Pinckney was a Founder who served as an envoy to France during the XYZ Affair. Read the Entry »

The Proclamation of 1763 reserved the lands west of the crest of the Appalachian Mountains for the native inhabitants and forbid colonists from settling in the area. Read the Entry »

The Treaty of Paris (1783) was one of a series of treaties, collectively know as the Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of Versailles of 1783, that established peace between Great Britain and the allied nations of France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Read the Entry »