Maritime workers who were basically kidnapped into the British Royal Navy were a key force in the War of Independence.
The African American Patriot, who died in the Boston Massacre, was erased from visual history. Black abolitionists revived his memory.
Presuming that immigration was a boon to national security, U.S. borders remained mostly open for the first century of the nation’s existence.
The Articles of Confederation set off the long-running feud between states' rights and Washington, a debate that still rages today.