The American Revolution was the most important event in our nation’s history. What began as a protest movement against relatively minor taxes in the 1760s became by 1776 a movement for independence. By the time the new century arrived, the Revolution had spawned a federal system of government and a bill of rights that remain at the heart of the American system today. The chaotic nature of the present-day behooves all citizens to be familiar with those ideas that drove the Founders to establish our republic and set out on the greatest experiment in self-government in history.
Join us for a series of six lectures on the American founding period presented by Veritas Academy Co-Founder and history instructor, Kevin Ritter. This series will be held at Campus Martius Museum beginning March 7 and ending April 5, just before Marietta’s birthday on April 7!
Lecture 1 – March 7 (Sat): British America, the Colonial Experience
Lecture 2 – March 8 (Sun): French & Indian War, Declaration of Independence
Lecture 3 – March 21 (Sat): The Declaration as Literary Document, Revolutionary War
Lecture 4 – March 22 (Sun): Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention
Lecture 5 – April 4 (Sat): Federalist Era (Washington, Adams & the New Government)
Lecture 6 – April 5 (Sun): The Re-founding of America (Jeffersonian Revolution)