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1. GEORGE WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY, and THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

This lecture starts with THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, and
MAJOR GEORGE WASHINGTON.

We then do a recap of THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, including:

“NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION “
THE BOSTON MASSACRE
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
“THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD”
BUNKER HILL
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN
YORKTOWN

We talk about people, such as:
JOHN ADAMS
THOMAS JEFFERSON
THOMAS PAINE
PAUL REVERE

Then:
GEORGE WASHINGTON IN NEW JERSEY

WASHINGTON’S NEW JERSEY BATTLES:
TRENTON (Washington crossing the Delaware)
PRINCETON
MONMOUTH COURTHOUSE

WINTERING IN MORRISTOWN:
January 1777-May 1777 (Arnold’s Tavern)
December 1779-June 1780 (The Ford Mansion and
Jockey Hollow) “THE HARD WINTER”

We then take a VISUAL TOUR of THE FORD MANSION ((Washington’s Headquarters) looking at some of the historical artifacts in the mansion, their stories, and in some cases their connection to GEORGE WASHINGTON.

We conclude with:
GEORGE WASHINGTON:
His DEATH
His TEETH
His CHERRY TREE

THE GENERAL ORDERS YOU TO ATTEND!

2. REMEMBERING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Our Collective Historical Memory

Mark Twain once said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story”
In this lecture we look at iconic moments, events, and people from The American Revolution and see if our collective memory is:
“THE TRUTH”
“A GOOD STORY”
“DON’T REMEMBER MUCH AT ALL”

Some of the icons we will
“remember “ include:

THE TAX-THE STAMP ACT
(NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION)

THE DOCUMENT-THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

THE PAINTING-WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE

THE PORTRAITS-GEORGE and MARTHA WASHINGTON

THE BATTLE-BUNKER HILL

THE POEM-PAUL REVERE’S RIDE

THE WINTER-VALLEY FORGE

THE TRAITOR-BENEDICT ARNOLD

THE DUEL-ALEXANDER HAMILTON vs AARON BURR

THE SONG-YANKEE DOODLE

THE FINAL WORDS-NATHAN HALE

THE MYTH-THE TEETH

THE TREE-CHERRY

3. AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1783-1804)

First, a recap of:

WHAT CAUSED THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

THE INFLUENCE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Then:

GEORGE WASHINGTON:GOING HOME

THE GREAT DEPRESSION OF 1784

SHAY’S REBELLION

The creation of our CONSTITUTION:
THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION of 1787.
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
The importance of JAMES MADISON.

Our FIRST PRESIDENTS and their elections
The “game changing” ELECTION OF 1800

ALEXANDER HAMILTON: FIRST SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

THE WHISKY REBELLION

THE DEATH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

BENEDICT ARNOLD:AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE

THE DUEL:ALEXANDER HAMILTON vs AARON BURR

4. lesser known HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
You may know their names, now learn what you might not know they did

While it was George Washington who led the Continental Army to victory, he had a lot of help in doing so.

The same can be said regarding John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, and the founding of our government and country.

A “visual” lecture that focuses on people, events, and other lesser known influences that resulted not only in victory over the British, but also the creation of our nation.

SOME of the headings in this lecture are:

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND ITS SIGNERS

JOHN ADAMS:THE MAN BEHIND THE SCENE

HENRY KNOX and his NOBLE TRAIN OF ARTILLERY

ALEXANDER HAMILTON:FROM CHAOS TO ORDER

THE WORDSMITHS:THOMAS PAINE AND SAMUEL ADAMS

THE POEM ( Paul Revere’s Ride) AND THE PAINTING (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AS INSPIRATION

BENEDICT ARNOLD:WHEN HE WAS A HERO

GEORGE WASHINGTON:THE SURVIVOR

THE CHAMBERPOT:When you need it
YOU NEED IT!

5. “REMEMBER THE LADIES”
WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

***Coming Soon***

6. PAINTING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
The founding of our country through the eyes of the artist

This lecture looks at the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of the artists who chronicled the founding of our country.

Learn more about the artists themselves, and such works as:

WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE

GILBERT STUART’S ICONIC GEORGE WASHINGTON

PAUL REVERE’S ENGRAVING OF THE BOSTON MASSACRE

THE JOHN TRUMBULL PAINTINGS IN THE ROTUNDA OF THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING
The Declaration of Independence
Surrender of General Burgoyne (Saratoga)
Surrender of Lord Cornwallis (Yorktown)
General George Washington Resigning His Commission

THE CHARLES WILLSON PEALE PAINTING OF GEORGE WASHINGTON THAT WAS ATTACKED!

Remembering that artists are not only painters, and that works of art are not only paintings, we will also explore other art forms such as poetry (PAUL REVERE’S RIDE) and even music (YANKEE DOODLE)

Learn more about the huge impact these and other works of art had in arousing the passions that shaped public opinion both during and after the war.

7. THE lesser known GEORGE WASHINGTON

FIRST Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army
FIRST President of the United States
NOT A BAD RESUME!
We all know the larger than life accomplishments of George Washington
Now let us look at the “lesser known” George Washington

“A STROKE OF INFINITE LUCK”
(David McCullough)

INVENTING GEORGE WASHINGTON

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S DREAM

I QUIT... IQUIT...I QUIT!

THE PERFECT STORM
Losing on Long Island

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Winning at Trenton

GEORGE WASHINGTON AND SLAVERY

PAINTING GEORGE WASHINGTON

(almost) KIDNAPPING GEORGE WASHINGTON

(almost) KILLING GEORGE WASHINGTON

THE POMPTON MUTINY

SAVING GEORGE WASHINGTON
The Painting
The Poisoned Pea Plot

THE CHERRY TREE
“I cannot tell a lie”

8. THE lesser known REVOLUTIONARY WAR (PART 1)

THE TURTLE- The first submarine used in warfare

BENEDICT ARNOLD
When he was a hero

HELP FROM EUROPE:
Thaddeus Kosciusko
Casimir Pulaski
The Marquis de Lafayette
Baron von Steuben

The Saga of ONEY JUDGE

Our FIRST CONSTITUTION to Shays’ Rebellion

Our SECOND CONSTITUTION to The Whiskey Rebellion

HEROES OF THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN:
From Camden, SC to Yorktown, VA
NATHANAEL GREENE
DANIEL MORGAN
FRANCIS MARION-THE SWAMP FOX

Images of GEORGE WASHINGTON

The Importance of HAY

YANKEE DOODLE

THEIR FINAL WORDS

... and more

9. THE lesser known REVOLUTIONARY WAR (PART 2)

BEN FRANKLIN and his FAKE NEWS

CODE DUELLO
Dueling and Honor (and Alexander Hamilton) in Colonial America

SO WHAT’S WITH CANADA?

GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE

THE DEPRESSION OF 1784:”Show me the money!”

WILL THE “REAL” MOLLY PITCHER PLEASE STAND UP!

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO AARON BURR?

MAJOR JOHN ANDRE
The man who died for BENEDICT ARNOLD

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF WILLIAM DAWES.......WILLIAM DAWES?

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
Popular folklore vs the facts

....and more

10. REVOLUTIONARY WAR LECTURES
“GREATEST HITS” (VOLUME 1)

BENEDICT ARNOLD- From Hero to Traitor

The Duel-ALEXANDER HAMILTON vs AARON BURR

PAUL REVERE’S Ride

WASHINGTON Crossing the Delaware

Valley Forge

Images of GEORGE WASHINGTON

Lexington and Concord to Bunker Hill

GEORGE WASHINGTON and The French and Indian War

Yorktown and the Southern Campaign

Our first presidential elections

The Cherry Tree

.....and more

11. REVOLUTIONARY WAR LECTURES
“GREATEST HITS” (VOLUME 2)

The taxes that started it all

THE SAGA OF ONEY JUDGE

Our founding documents:
THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
THE CONSTITUTION
THE BILL OF RIGHTS

The Ford Mansion (Washington’s Headquarters) and the “hard winter”

MARTHA WASHINGTON

THOMAS PAINE

JOHN ADAMS

ALEXANDER HAMILTON-The first Secretary of The Treasury

From The Boston Massacre to The Boston Tea Party

Artists of the American Revolution

BENEDICT ARNOLD: From Fort Ticonderoga to Saratoga

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S False Teeth

BUTTON GWINNETT

.....and more

12. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN ONE HOUR
The creation of our country for those “in a hurry “

Starting in 1754 with the first shots of the FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, that led to THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, that led to INDEPENDENCE, THE CONSTITUTION, and our FIRST PRESIDENTS, it’s all here!

The people:GEORGE WASHINGTON, JOHN ADAMS, ALEXANDER HAMILTON, BENEDICT ARNOLD, THOMAS JEFFERSON, to name but a few.

The battles:LEXINGTON and CONCORD, BUNKER HILL, TRENTON, YORKTOWN, and others.

The documents:THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE CONSTITUTION, THE BILL OF RIGHTS

This lecture spans 50 years of extraordinary people, and their achievements, presented in a “visual history” manner. Now this incredible journey will be all the more compelling as you will be able to see, as well as listen to, the creation of our country.

Come to this lecture and let me inspire you to want to learn more about the origins and creation of our country

REMEMBER: You can’t know where you’re going, if you don’t know where you’ve been!

13. THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION
LEADING UP TO THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
(1753-1776)

We start with THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, including the first military experiences of Major GEORGE WASHINGTON.

The new philosophy called THE ENLIGHTENMENT and how it led to revolution.

We’ll review major events leading up to The Revolutionary War including:

The STAMP ACT (and other taxes)
(No Taxation Without Representation)
THE BOSTON MASSACRE
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
THE FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
LEXINGTON AND CONCORD
(The Shot Heard Round The World)
THE SIEGE OF BOSTON
BUNKER HILL
THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
WAR!

The importance of SAMUEL ADAMS.

Learn more about, among others :
JOHN ADAMS
THOMAS PAINE
THOMAS JEFFERSON
PAUL REVERE
PATRICK HENRY

We discuss SLAVERY and its impact on THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

We then take a VISUAL TOUR of WASHINGTON’S HEADQUARTERS (The Ford Mansion) in Morristown
N.J. where Washington lived for six months during The Revolutionary War.
We look at some of the historical artifacts in the home, their stories, and in some cases their connection to George Washington.

14. THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
(1775-1783)

From the declaration of war in 1775 to The Treaty of Paris in 1783,
IT’S ALL HERE in an easy to understand chronological order.

We start with a recap of my lecture:
The Revolutionary War-How It All Began.
This recap includes THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, and we meet
MAJOR GEORGE WASHINGTON.

Next, the events, including:
THE STAMP ACT
(No Taxation Without Representation)
THE BOSTON MASSACRE
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
LEXINGTON AND CONCORD
(The Shot Heard Round The World)
BUNKER HILL
and others.

The major battles, including:
FORT TICONDEROGA
LONG ISLAND (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS)
SARATOGA
TRENTON
YORKTOWN
and others.

The people, including:
GEORGE WASHINGTON
THOMAS JEFFERSON
BENEDICT ARNOLD
JOHN ADAMS
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
LAFAYETTE
and others.

The politics:
THE FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

15. THE DOCUMENTS THAT DEFINE OUR COUNTRY
THE COMPROMISES THAT CREATED OUR COUNTRY

This lecture starts with:
THE ENLIGHTENMENT (The philosophical basis of our democracy)
THE MAGNA CARTA 1215
THE ENGLISH BILL OF RIGHTS 1689

Then the BACKGROUND, the DEBATES, the COMPROMISES,
that resulted in:

THE TREATY OF PARIS 1763
(The French and Indian War)

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1776

THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
(Our FIRST Constitution)
1777-1789

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
1789-current

THE BILL OF RIGHTS 1791

THE TREATY OF PARIS 1783
(The Revolutionary War)

THE TREATY OF GHENT 1814
(The War of 1812)

If you ever wondered how these documents came to be, but couldn’t figure out where to start looking, problem solved. Start with this lecture.

16. THE WAR OF 1812

***Coming Soon***