This Day In History (January 9, 1776)

On this day in 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence.   Although little used today, pamphlets were an important medium for the spread of ideas in the 16th through 19th centuries. Originally published anonymously, “Common Sense” advocated independence for the American colonies from Britain […]


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A giant thank you to all of my website followers!  Warrior’s Trail had a total of 456,857 hits in 2012.  I was shocked to see those kind of statistics.  Thanks to all of you!  


“The Crisis” by Thomas Paine

On this day in 1776, Thomas Paine published one of the most important documents of it’s time (The Crisis).  Today, it is one of my favorite pieces ever written.  I believe it should be mandatory reading throughout American schools.  Enjoy! December 23, 1776 These are the times that try men’s souls.  The summer soldier and […]


This Day In History (December 16, 1773)

Boston Tea Party “In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The midnight raid, popularly known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering […]


Message Board Forums

I’ve decided to bring back the open forum Message Board on this site.  When I first began this site a couple of years ago, I briefly had the Message Board on here before I decided to remove it. This will be a work in progress and I will continue trying to improve on it as […]


This Day In History (November 15, 1777)

“After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress, sitting in its temporary capital of York, Pennsylvania, agrees to adopt the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union on this day in 1777.  Not until March 1, 1781, would the last of the 13 states, Maryland, ratify the agreement. In 1777, Patriot leaders, stinging from British oppression, were reluctant to establish any […]