Topic: Britain

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Union Jack

The Union Jack is the official flag of Great Britain. Its design combines the three crosses that symbolize England, Scotland, and Ireland. English monarchs claimed the crown of...
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A General View of the City of London

This print shows an artist’s view of the city of London and the Thames River in 1760. The English capital had about 750,000 people and was by far...
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A Summary View of the Rights of British America

Jefferson drafted the text of this pamphlet in July 1774, after Parliament passed the Coercive (or Intolerable) Acts but before the meeting of the First Continental Congress. The...
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A View of the House of Peers

This image depicts a meeting of the British Parliament at Westminster Palace. The hereditary House of Lords (or Peers) occupies the center of the great hall. Members of...
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Association of the Sons of Liberty

In response to Parliament’s passage of the Tea Act in 1773, New York merchants banded together and signed an agreement vowing not to import or sell East India...
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Battle at Bunker’s Hill

This image by John Trumbull depicts the death of General Joseph Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. When Trumbull met Thomas Jefferson in...
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Bloody Butchery by the British Troops

This document is an account of the events at Concord, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. The notice discusses the clash between British troops and American militia, portraying the...
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Boston Port Act

The Boston Port Act, closed the port of Boston to all trade until residents compensated the East India Company for the cost of the tea destroyed in the...
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British Bill of Rights

In 1688-89, England’s Glorious Revolution deposed the tyrannical King James II in favor of William and Mary and resulted in the adoption of the Bill of Rights. This...
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British Imports from France

This image from 1757 satirizes the English dependence on French imported goods. Although the British were in the midst of fighting a war against France in North America...