Jay, John (1745-1829), the first chief justice of the United States. Jay was one of the nation's ablest public officials, holding a number of important posts during the Revolutionary War and in the early years of the republic.
WHAT'S INSIDE: REVOLUTIONARY WAR
- Prelude to War
- American Leaders
- Battles & Incidents
- British Leaders
- Documents & Artifacts
- Historical Landmarks
- Post-Revolutionary War
In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.
Forget George Washington’s cherry tree and Ben Franklin’s inveterate womanizing. You're about to meet patriots you've never heard of, plus a few you thought you knew.