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taraross1787 On this day in 1825, Anne “Mad Anne” Trotter Bailey dies in #Ohio. She has been called the Heroine of the Kanawha Valley. Anne came to Virginia from England when she was about 19 years old, and she married Richard Trotter in 1765. He was unfortunately killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. His death in this battle between #Virginia militia and local Indian tribes forever changed Anne. She vowed to help keep the frontier safe, leaving behind her 7-year-old son to do it. Anne began dressing in male buckskin clothing. She learned to fire a gun and to wield a tomahawk. For years, she rode from settlement to settlement, warning settlers of impending attacks, acting as a scout, or carrying messages among the forts. After the #Revolution, she married John Bailey, who was also a frontier scout. The two were at Fort Clendenin in 1791 when it was discovered that a large force of Indian warriors was on its way. The fort was low on ammunition. The nearly 50-year-old Anne hopped on a horse and rode to Fort Savannah. It was the nearest place to get supplies, but it was still 100 miles away! She returned with gunpowder and made the trip in time to save the fort. A poem, Anne Bailey’s Ride, was later written to commemorate the event. Anne and John Bailey lived a frontier life until his death in 1802. Then she continued on alone, still carrying messages and supplies until she was at least 75 years old! She also spent more time with her son and was living with him when she passed away. A reporter once asked Anne if she was afraid during her adventures. The answer? “No, she was not; she trusted in the Almighty—she knew she could only be killed, and she had to die some time.” #TDIH #thisdayinhistory #OnThisDay #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #HS #homeschool #HSMommas #knowyourhistory #classicalconversations 4d

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taraross1787 On this day in 1729, Josiah Bartlett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in #Massachusetts. Bartlett studied to be a doctor and began practicing medicine in #NewHampshire. He was unconventional! For instance, he bucked the system of bleeding patients. You won’t be surprised to hear that his medical practice thrived. Bartlett was elected to New Hampshire’s legislature and was serving during the Stamp Act controversy. One early historian notes that the Royal Governor attempted to bribe Bartlett into siding with the Crown, but Bartlett “rejected every overture.” He later became a leading member of the local Committee of Safety and a member of the state’s Provincial Congress. He was chosen to represent New Hampshire in the first Continental Congress, but was prevented from attending when Loyalists burned down his home. Bartlett was chosen as a delegate again in 1775 and in 1776. On the latter occasion, he voted in favor of the Declaration of #Independence. He was the second person to sign it, immediately after John Hancock! Bartlett continued to serve the #Patriot effort in many ways afterward. He helped to draft the Articles of Confederation. He provided medical assistance to #NH troops under General John Stark. These men won an important victory at the Battle of Bennington. Bartlett served as a delegate to his state ratifying convention as the #Constitution was being considered. He was elected chief executive of New Hampshire. He died a little over a year after he left the Governor’s office, having spent most of his adult life in public service. FULL STORY: Facebook.com/TaraRoss.1787 #TDIH #thisdayinhistory #OnThisDay #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #HS #homeschool #HSMommas #knowyourhistory #FBF #Revolution #AmericanRevolution #UnsungHeroes #1776 #classicalconversations 5d

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taraross1787 On this day in 1780, Bloody Banastre Tarleton is defeated at the Battle of Blackstock’s. It was his first defeat at the hands of Americans! He was then chasing American Brig. Gen. Thomas Sumter. Fortunately, Sumter received a stroke of good luck: One of the British deserted and told Sumter of Tarleton’s plans. Sumter decided to make a stand! The decision was not so easy. Tarleton led a force of British regulars with a reputation for cruelty. By contrast, Sumter led a motley crew of militia. Nevertheless, Sumter prepared for battle at Blackstock’s plantation. It was on a steep hill, with sturdy buildings and other areas for posting riflemen. Tarleton arrived late on November 20. His initial attack went well. Americans shot volleys too soon, and Tarleton’s men pursued the militia with bayonets. But as Americans retreated, the British followed too far uphill. They came in sight of American riflemen, who began shooting at officers. In the end, Tarleton was forced into retreat. As the British were leaving, Sumter came too close. The British fired, seriously wounding Sumter. Acting unfazed, Sumter rode away, still erect in his saddle. He didn’t want his men to know he’d been wounded. He made it back to his command post, but was soon evacuated, leaving Col. John Twiggs in charge. Tarleton wanted to return the next day, after reinforcements arrived. But Twiggs escaped that night. Tarleton decided that, since he had the field of battle he could tell Cornwallis that the British had won! By contrast, Americans knew that Bloody Tarleton had been beaten by #American militia! FULL STORY: Facebook.com/TaraRoss.1787 #TDIH #OnThisDay #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #HS #homeschool #HSMommas #ComeAndTakeIt #knowyourhistory #TBT #revolution #AmericanRevolution #DontTreadOnMe #classicalconversations 6d

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taraross1787 On this day in 1777, Americans evacuate Fort Mifflin. They’d held out against the British for weeks! At this point in the #Revolution, British Gen. Howe had just captured #Philadelphia. But he had a problem: How would he get supplies to the city? He needed control of the #Delaware River, which meant driving Americans from Fort Mifflin. An attempt was made in late October, but Americans rebuffed the attack. The British built up more batteries and moved more ships closer to the fort. Another bombardment began on November 10. #GeorgeWashington had ordered the fort to hold out for as long as possible. He needed time to move his #army away from Howe and into winter quarters at #ValleyForge. The distraction at Fort Mifflin was buying him time. Thus, every night, Americans rebuilt their defenses. They knew they had to hold out for as long as humanly possible. On November 12, Washington gave new orders: Those at the fort were basically given permission to leave, if needed. Do you know what they did? They stayed anyway! By November 15, the British had surrounded the fort with ships carrying more than 200 cannons. Reportedly, 1,000 cannonballs were fired at the fort in just one hour. One ship got so close that sailors could lob hand grenades into the fort. All of this power aimed at 400 men and 10 cannon in #FortMifflin! Nevertheless, #Americans held out all day before finally evacuating. As they left, the fort’s defenders took a last shot at the British: The fort was set ablaze. It was a loss, but it was also an important victory: Washington had been given critical time to get to Valley Forge. FULL STORY: Facebook.com/TaraRoss.1787 #TDIH #thisdayinhistory #OnThisDay #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #HS #homeschool #HSMommas #knowyourhistory #USA #homeofthebrave #UnsungHeroes #classicalconversations 2w

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adventuresinchildrearing Beautiful morning in the woods & afternoon at the Aviation Museum & Air Force base #hsmommas #homeschool #hsadventures 2w

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adventuresinchildrearing Col 4:2 "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving." #hsttd #hsmommas 2w

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sherribarth First day back to our #homeschool work after a few weeks off around the wedding... and it's taking us a while to get back in the groove! LOL #hsmommas 2w

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servingfromhome Listening to The Cat of Bubastes audio book on Librivox - because sometimes momma is tired of talking :D #hsmommas 2w

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taraross1787 On this day in 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt departs the Washington Navy Yard on a yacht, the Mayflower, with the words, “Goodbye, I am going down to see how the ditch is getting along!” From the Mayflower, he would transfer to the U.S. Battleship #Louisiana. Roosevelt was making a trip to the #Panama Canal. He wanted to see how the construction was proceeding. His journey made him the first #President to take a trip abroad while in office. On his way home, he also stopped to visit the U.S. territory of #PuertoRico. He was back in #Washington by the end of November. While on board the Louisiana, Roosevelt had a “wireless telegraph apparatus” that helped him to stay in touch with the White House. The boat was also equipped with a 30-foot “non-sinkable” and “non-capsizable” life boat. Attached is the front page of the #LosAngeles Herald, which reported on the President’s departure. Many followers of this page don’t always agree with Teddy’s politics, I know, but it is hard not to admire his spirit, don’t you think? This adventure had to have been right up his alley! #TDIH #thisdayinhistory #OnThisDay #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #HS #homeschool #HSMommas #knowyourhistory #Navy #classicalconversations #Roosevelt #adventure 3w

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taraross1787 On this day in 1811, the Battle of #Tippecanoe is fought between Shawnee warriors and Americans led by future #President William Henry Harrison. At the time, Harrison was Governor of the #Indiana Territory. He was to negotiate treaties with Indian tribes, obtaining as much land as possible for the #USA. Some historians have praised his understanding of the “niceties of the Indian style of bargaining.” Others instead say he “softened them up with alcohol.” Either way, Harrison and Shawnee leader Tecumseh clashed. Tecumseh felt Harrison’s treaties were invalid unless ALL Indian tribes consented. Harrison believed he had valid treaties with individual tribes. Tecumseh left for the south, intending to bring more tribes into his confederation. He left behind his brother, known as the Prophet, with instructions not to attack American settlers. Harrison, too, had been instructed to avoid conflict if possible, but he decided to try and resolve matters while #Tecumseh was gone. He led 1,000 men toward Prophetstown, arriving on November 6. The two sides planned to meet the next day. Harrison has been criticized for what he did next. On the one hand, he seemed suspicious and he ordered his men to sleep fully clothed, with their guns ready. On the other hand, he didn’t fortify his position. Big mistake! The Prophet attacked before dawn the next morning. Harrison later said his men “behaved in a manner that can never be too much applauded.” In the end, the Indian warriors retreated, evacuating Prophetstown, too. In the aftermath of the battle, Tecumseh hardened his resolve to fight back against Americans. He supported the British as an ally during the War of 1812. FULL STORY: Facebook.com/TaraRos.1787 #TDIH #thisdayinhistory #OnThisDay #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #HS #homeschool #HSMommas #knowyourhistory #FBF 3w

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adventuresinchildrearing The castle has been "frosted" - perfect weather - perfect day - perfect family time (missing daddy) #hsadventures #hsmommas #disneymom 3w

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adventuresinchildrearing Headed off for an African Safari at #DisneyAnimalKingdom #hsadventures #hsmommas 3w

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taraross1787 On this day in 1924, Calvin Coolidge was elected to the presidency with 382 electoral votes. He’d won 35 states! Coolidge had been serving as #President since Warren Harding’s sudden heart attack in August 1923. Coolidge’s honest, hardworking ways stood in stark contrast to the scandals of his predecessor. Americans loved him! Coolidge was nominated on the first ballot at the Republican convention in 1924. One of the people who seconded the nomination explained his support: “Coolidge never wasted any time, never wasted any words, and never wasted any public money!” Coolidge’s campaign slogan was “Keep Cool with Coolidge.” He believed in lower taxes, reduced regulations and a #BalancedBudget. The nation prospered during his time in office. Indeed, the federal budget was lower—actually lower, not just lower relative to GDP—when he left office. He reduced both taxes and the federal debt simultaneously! Coolidge has been criticized for not doing more to stop the #GreatDepression. However, some historians and economists dispute this reading of history. The stock market crash did not *have* to lead to a 10-year depression. It could (and should) have been simply a self-correcting mechanism. There were several smaller crashes during Coolidge’s administration and the market DID correct itself with much less pain. Arguably, the Great Depression came about because Hoover and FDR approached their crashes differently than Coolidge did his. In 1927, Coolidge decided not to run for re-election. He said: “It is a wholesome thing for [Presidents] to return to the people. I came from them. I wish to be one of them again.” FULL STORY: Facebook.com/TaraRoss.1787 #TDIH #thisdayinhistory #OnThisDay #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #HS #homeschool #HSMommas #tcot #knowyourhistory #America #USA 3w

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