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About the course

Seen through American eyes, July 4, 1776 marks a triumphant moment: the birth of a bold new nation committed to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Through British eyes, the American Revolution looked quite different. This course will examine America’s through the lens of Britain’s Empire. First, we’ll examine the Boston Tea Party, a protest against imperial tyranny and monopoly power. Second, we’ll look at the resulting war from perspective of the Palace, the Parliament, and the British people. Third, we’ll explore the conflict from the vantage of the Irish and their descendants in America. Fourth, we’ll pivot southward to study the fate of empire on Britain’s Caribbean islands. Finally, we’ll investigate the terms of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, the peace pact that dramatically shrank the boundaries of the British Empire and confirmed the independence of the newly United States. This class blends lectures and discussion and rich visual and textual evidence from primary sources.

The American Revolution and the British Empire

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    • Personal Internet Access 
    • Computer or tablet with a video camera (Recommended) 
    • Computer or tablet with microphone 
    • Ability to access digital course materials 
    • All course sessions will take place via the Zoom video conferencing platform. 
    • A private course website hosted on Forever Scholar's website will provide links to reading materials, exclusive video content, and a message board for ongoing conversations. 
    • Technical support will be available throughout the program. Participants will need to download the latest version of the Zoom application to participate in the program.
  • All are welcome to register for this course on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis. Once all available seats have been filled, new registrants can join a waitlist and will be notified if additional space becomes available. Joining the waitlist does not guarantee your participation in the program.

    No-risk cancellation is available through December 15, 2021, after which time, there will be no refunds issued. If you are past the cancellation deadline, you may elect to join another program or receive a credit to be used on any Forever Scholars program. If Forever Scholars cancels any course prior to its start, you may sign up for another program, or your fee will be fully refunded.

    Registration confirmation will arrive in the form of an email. You will receive a confirmation email immediately after your payment is processed.  All cancellations and refunds are bound by the cancellation policy above.

    Each registration covers one person. If your spouse, family member, or friend wants to join the course, you must purchase and reserve an additional seat for them. If you have any questions, please contact the Forever Scholars team at

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