i think we all need a little fall magic rn
easily my favorite picture in the world
Bad Napoleonic/Regency dates! Because looking fly in your frock coat or empire waist gown doesn’t stop you from being a complete goober.
history meme | ten moments ∙ the boston tea party (december 16, 1773)
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, a city in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act, which had been passed by the British Parliament in 1773. Colonists objected to the Tea Act because they believed that it violated their rights as Englishmen to “No taxation without representation,” that is, be taxed only by their own elected representatives and not by a British parliament in which they were not represented. Protesters had successfully prevented the unloading of taxed tea in three other colonies, but in Boston, embattled Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson refused to allow the tea to be returned to Britain.
The Boston Tea Party was a key event in the growth of the American Revolution. Parliament responded in 1774 with the Coercive Acts, or Intolerable Acts, which, among other provisions, ended local self-government in Massachusetts and closed Boston’s commerce. Colonists up and down the Thirteen Colonies in turn responded to the Coercive Acts with additional acts of protest, and by convening the First Continental Congress, which petitioned the British monarch for repeal of the acts and coordinated colonial resistance to them. The crisis escalated, and the American Revolutionary War began near Boston in 1775. [x]
Marry for love, Georgiana. Marry the person your heart cries out for. And when you have that person, do not doubt them. Not for a single moment.
Ocean Point, Maine | Rowland Williams
Think about this: an arrested development style TV show about a high school speech and debate team
Happy first day of autumn!!
I have never hit reblog so fast in my LIFE.
It’s about 20 degrees cooler in this shade
…I’ve never had but one golden-haired, blue-eyed sweetheart and she’s still the same blue-eyed, but now maybe silver-haired, sweetheart and just as perfect and as beautiful as I dreamed of when I was ten and twelve and sixteen…
-from a letter written by Harry to Bess Truman. June 28, 1935, Washington D.C.
There are almost 50-years worth of handwritten letters between Harry and Bess Truman. You can view many of them in the Truman Library’s archives.
On October 18, 1982, former first lady Bess Truman died at her home in Independence, Missouri. She was 97 years old.