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The American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More - Patriot Power Podcast

By American Revolution with Ron Kern - Patriot Power Podcast

Discussing the people, places, events and battles that turned 13 separate colonies into the greatest nation on earth, the United States.
This topic is Ron's passion and is obvious in every episode.

Your host is Ron Kern, a veteran and member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Ron's 5th Great-Grandfather, Peter Kern, fought in the Revolution out of Pennsylvania.
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Episode 21 • Bonus Episode • The Marquis de Lafayette / Hero of Two Worlds
Episode 21 • Bonus Episode • The Marquis de Lafayette / Hero of Two Worlds
Hello Fellow Patriots! Marquis de Lafayette was a French military hero and political leader who played a key role in both the American Revolution and the French Revolution.  Why would someone so rich and powerful leave it all to come fight in a war for a country he didn't even live in?  What were his contributions for America's independence?  How did he become so close and one of the trusted people in George Washington's life?  I answer these questions, along with his childhood, life in France, his relationship with George Washington, and his lasting impact on America in this episode.  Get ready to learn about one of history's most fascinating figures, his contributions and one that all Americans should know about. Episode 21 • Bonus Episode • The Marquis de Lafayette / Hero of Two Worlds This Episode Show Notes https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/21 All Episodes Show Notes https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/show-notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! • Email Me patriotpowerpodcast@gmail.com • Gab  https://gab.com/PatriotPowerPodcast • Website https://www.PatriotPowerPodcast.com _______________________________________ You can support this podcast and get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store! https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/shop Support it further by being a sponsor! https://anchor.fm/patriotpowerpodcast/support
01:22:26
January 30, 2023
Episode 20 • The First Continental Congress, 1774 • The American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Episode 20 • The First Continental Congress, 1774 • The American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Hello Fellow Patriots! Today I talk about the First Continental Congress.  Who attended?  What did they talk about?  Why was this so important to the colonies and eventual independence?  What happened after they left?  What was the response from King George II and England?  Learn the answers to these questions and so much more, in this descriptive episode.  I had a difficult goal set for this podcast, that is, making a 6-week meeting of 56 delegates not only interesting, but engaging and exciting.  Did I succeed?    This episode is the longest one I've done to date, and also the first show of 2023!   Episode 20 • The First Continental Congress, Philadelphia, PA., 1774 This Episode Show Notes https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/20 All Episodes Show Notes https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/show-notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! • Email Me patriotpowerpodcast@gmail.com • Gab  https://gab.com/PatriotPowerPodcast • Website https://www.PatriotPowerPodcast.com _______________________________________ You can support this podcast and get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store! https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/shop Support it further by being a sponsor! https://anchor.fm/patriotpowerpodcast/support
55:10
January 10, 2023
Episode 19 • BONUS EPISODE • The Crossing of the Delaware / Battles of Trenton and Princeton
Episode 19 • BONUS EPISODE • The Crossing of the Delaware / Battles of Trenton and Princeton
Hello Fellow Patriots! This show is being released on December 31, which is the time frame of the topic of today's show!  Today I talk about the Crossing of the Delaware, who was there, how it was done and discuss the details often overlooked.  I discuss the 10-mile march to Trenton, what happened at the battles of Trenton and Princeton, and how these victories not only changed the morale and the trajectory of the Continental Army, but the entire war.  I dive deep into this one and is the longest show I've done to date, so a good one to end the year 2022 with. Episode 19 • Bonus Episode • The Crossing of the Delaware / Battles of Trenton and Princeton This Episode Show Notes https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/19 All Episodes Show Notes https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/show-notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! • Email Me patriotpowerpodcast@gmail.com • Gab  https://gab.com/PatriotPowerPodcast • Website https://www.PatriotPowerPodcast.com _______________________________________ You can support this podcast and get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store! https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/shop
53:46
January 01, 2023
Episode 18 • The Tea Act and The Boston Tea Party • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Episode 18 • The Tea Act and The Boston Tea Party • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Hello Fellow Patriots! Ironically, this show is being released on December 16, which is the same date of the Boston Tea Party, 249 years ago.   Who was behind the Tea Party?  How many people were involved?  Do we have actual names of anyone that participated?  Answers to these, and other questions about this event, are given. The Boston Tea Party, and what England did afterwards, can be considered the pivotal point on the road to the American Revolution.   This Episode Show Notes https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/18 All Episodes Show Notes https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/show-notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! • Email Me patriotpowerpodcast@gmail.com • Gab  https://gab.com/PatriotPowerPodcast • Website  https://www.PatriotPowerPodcast.com _______________________________________ You can support this podcast and get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store! https://www.patriotpowerpodcast.com/shop
23:38
December 16, 2022
Episode 17 • Amazing Women In The American Revolution • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Episode 17 • Amazing Women In The American Revolution • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Hello Fellow Patriots! Welcome Patriots! In this Bonus Episode, I provide mini-bio's of three (3) remarkable women.  Often overlooked and rarely spoken about, women played an important role in the success of the Revolution and in this show, you'll learn about several of them.  Buckle up, some of what they did will not only surprise you, but inspire you as well.   TONS of amazing links (videos, books & more) for this show so make sure you click on this show notes to enjoy them!  _______________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab  • Website You can support this podcast and get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store!
34:13
December 05, 2022
Episode 16 • The Battle of Alamance & The Gaspee Affair • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Episode 16 • The Battle of Alamance & The Gaspee Affair • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Welcome Patriots!   In this episode I cover two important events that are rarely spoken about and not listed in most American Revolution timelines.  The Battle of Alamance took place over 2 hours in North Carolina, a year after the Boston Massacre.  An important battle for many reasons, we discuss all of them and more. Then, we move onto what many call the first naval battle of the Revolution, The Gaspee Affair.  This event illustrates just how fed up the Rhode Island colonists were with England. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our discussion. Listen • Learn • Enjoy • Share _______________________________________ This (Episode 15) Show Notes - Lots of maps, portraits, pictures, videos and more! All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website You can support this podcast and get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store!
25:38
November 28, 2022
Episode 15 • BONUS EPISODE • Hercules Mulligan, Tailor and Patriot Spy • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Episode 15 • BONUS EPISODE • Hercules Mulligan, Tailor and Patriot Spy • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Welcome Patriots!  In this Bonus Episode, I share the amazing life of a successful tailor in New York, who became a spy for George Washington.  Most people had not heard his name until the Broadway Musical "Hamilton" came out, but it's time he gets recognized for what he did.  Not only did he help win the war, he literally saved George Washington from capture (or death) not once or twice, but three times! Sit back, relax, and enjoy our discussion. Listen. Share. Learn. _______________________________________ This (Episode 15) Show Notes - Lots of maps, portraits, pictures, videos and more! All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website You can support this podcast and get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store!
28:12
October 29, 2022
Episode 14 • The Boston Massacre • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Episode 14 • The Boston Massacre • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Hello Fellow Patriots! In this show I discuss what many call the "starting point" of the Revolution, that being The Boston Massacre.  Did it happen the way we learned in school?  Who was truly at fault?  After scouring court transcripts, actual documents from the lawyers and notes of the trial, witness statements and about 8 hours of research, I do my best to paint a vivid picture for you of what truly happened and why. _______________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website You can support this podcast and get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store! ________________________________________________ Episode 14 show notes, resources and information • Hand-written Documents From The Trial - VERY COOL • John Adams Arguments for the Defense • Quotes and Overview of John Adams during the trial • HBO Official John Adams Website • Courtroom Clip from HBO series John Adams
41:13
October 04, 2022
Episode 13 • The Occupation of Boston & The First American Death of the Revolution • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Episode 13 • The Occupation of Boston & The First American Death of the Revolution • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and More
Hello Fellow Patriots! Tensions have reached the point where a murder takes place, or was it self-defense?  In this show I discuss the Occupation of Boston, put the sheer number of soldiers into perspective, and then the tragic death of a young boy, Christopher Seider.  Who was involved, the outcomes and all that was encompassed is covered in this detailed account.  Our next show will discuss the Boston Massacre. _______________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website You can support this podcast and get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store! ________________________________________________ Episode 13 show notes, resources and information Occupation of Boston, PDF slides Books: Extracts From Letters Written at the Time of the Occupation of Boston by the British Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution  (Audiobook) Support the show with a patriotic item on our NEW Online Store!
30:23
September 20, 2022
Episode 12 • The Liberty Affair, John Hancock's Ship, The Liberty • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and Much More
Episode 12 • The Liberty Affair, John Hancock's Ship, The Liberty • The American Revolution, Our Founding Fathers and Much More
Hello Fellow Patriots! Things are reaching a point of no return and in this episode we talk about The Liberty Affair, or sometimes referred to as The Liberty Riots, and then of course when England confiscated The Liberty, a ship owned by John Hancock. Tensions are at the max and my next show is going to cover the occupation of Boston and the Boston Massacre. Don't forget to visit our website for resources, links, photos and more. _______________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website Did you know you can support this podcast?  Get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store! • Episode 12 show notes, resources and information David McCullough - The Greatness of John Adams David McCullough - 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival David McCullough - The Storm Before the Constitution ____________________________ The Liberty Affair - Article The Liberty Ship Joseph Harrison & The Liberty Incident Battle of Eutaw Springs Battle of Eutaw Springs - Wikipedia
23:21
September 09, 2022
Episode 11 • BONUS EPISODE • Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Episode 11 • BONUS EPISODE • Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
I hope you enjoy this very interesting bonus episode (my third), where we discuss John Dickinson.  John Dickinson was known as the "penman of the Revolution" as he was involved with writing and editing so many important documents.  He may be best known for the pamphlet he wrote, which was a series of 12 letters, which inspired colonists abroad to do something about the tyranny taking place.  The letters, and pamphlet, were called, "Letters From A Farmer In Pennsylvania. _______________________________________ All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website Did you know you can support this podcast?  Get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store! • Episode 11 show notes, resources and information Letters From A Farmer in Pennsylvania - Full text, all letters. Letters From A Farmer in Pennsylvania - Read and listen to each letter. John Dickinson - A short bio Free e-book(s) The Life & Times of John Dickinson - The second volume of the "Life and writings" comprises The writings of John Dickinson, edited by P. L. Ford, and published in 1895 as v. 14 of the Memoirs of the Society
20:30
August 17, 2022
Episode 10 • The Townshend Acts, The Quartering Act & Boston Reaches Boiling Point • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Episode 10 • The Townshend Acts, The Quartering Act & Boston Reaches Boiling Point • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Hello Fellow Patriots! It's hard to fathom that England continued, time and time again, to impose Acts (laws, taxes, show of power) on the colonists.  I understand that being in "control' of the colonies from 3,000 miles away was tough, but they continued to declare and enforce (or try to) Act after Act after Act.  We are at the point of the story where it's about to explode into violence. In this show I cover some of the Acts, the response and results from them, and one in particular that made Boston reach their limits. Hang on tight, tensions are at the max and my next show is going to cover the occupation of Boston and the Boston Massacre. _______________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website Did you know you can support this podcast?  Get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store! • Episode 10 show notes, resources and information The Townshend Acts The Quartering Act Charles Townshend New York Restraining Act Revenue Act of 1767 • Free e-book(s) The Taxation of Tea
24:53
August 07, 2022
Episode 9 • BONUS EPISODE • The Sons of Liberty • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Episode 9 • BONUS EPISODE • The Sons of Liberty • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
I hope you enjoy our second bonus episode, just in time for Independence Day, where we discuss the Sons of Liberty.  You have likely heard about them, but who were they exactly?  When and how was it created?  Who were the original members?  What impact did they have on the formation of the United States? In this episode we answer all of those questions and dive deep on one member in particular, John Hancock. _______________________________________ All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website Did you know you can support this podcast?  Get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store!
25:02
July 03, 2022
Episode 8 • Stamp Act Reaction, Declaratory Act • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Episode 8 • Stamp Act Reaction, Declaratory Act • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
This show we discuss the Stamp Act reaction from the colonies and colonists and explore some events that you likely haven't heard about. _______________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website Did you know you can support this podcast?  Get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store!
24:34
May 30, 2022
Episode 7 • Stamp Act Congress and James Otis • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Episode 7 • Stamp Act Congress and James Otis • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
This show we discuss the Stamp Act Congress and learn about James Otis and his remarkable life and his contributions to our country and the Congress. The Stamp Act Congress met in the Federal Hall building in New York City between October 7 and 25, 1765. It was the first colonial action against a British measure and was formed to protest the Stamp Act issued by British Parliament on March 1765. _______________________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me • Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website Did you know you can support this podcast?  Get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store!
19:11
March 15, 2022
Episode 6 • BONUS EPISODE • - Here Comes The Truth
Episode 6 • BONUS EPISODE • - Here Comes The Truth
Our first "Bonus Episode" has arrived. Listen in as we discuss important topics affecting all Americans, you don't want to miss this one. Ron is not a doctor nor does he work in the medical field. He shares his views, thoughts and presumptions and are his own. The opinions expressed are for informational purposes and he suggests conducting your due diligence and working with your physician for any and all medical advice and protocols. _______________________________________________ All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me •  Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website Did you know you can support this podcast?  Get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store!
31:11
October 26, 2021
Episode 5 • More Acts, War Is Imminent - - Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution, Founding Fathers
Episode 5 • More Acts, War Is Imminent - - Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution, Founding Fathers
We discuss the Stamp Act and the Quartering Act, and how the colonies respond.  We also chat about how current events are mirroring challenges faced by the colonies. _______________________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me •  Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website Did you know you can support this podcast?  Get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store!
20:42
September 28, 2021
Episode 04 • Sugar Act / Prelude To War - Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution, Founding Fathers
Episode 04 • Sugar Act / Prelude To War - Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution, Founding Fathers
We finish up the French & Indian War and discuss what England imposes on the colonies in an effort to offset the cost of the war.  The Sugar Act and the Royal Proclamation of 1763 are discussed along with other interesting tidbits. Starting with this episode, all shows will include show notes which we are excited to announce.  The podcast along with the notes will help bring the people and events to life even more. Show Notes: The Journal of Major George Washington, 1754.  This details the journey he took while on a mission to let France know they need to leave the British Colonies.  Round trip miles was 900 miles in 2.5 months in winter.  Click here to view. King George III Royal Proclamation of 1763, in short, did nothing but upset the colonists.  View Proclamation Text / View Image _______________________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me •  Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website Did you know you can support this podcast?  Get some cool gear at our online Patriot Power Store!
32:22
August 30, 2021
Episode 03 • French and Indian War - Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution, Founding Fathers
Episode 03 • French and Indian War - Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution, Founding Fathers
The Seven Years' War, also known as the French and Indian War in the colonies, lasted from 1756 to 1763, forming a chapter in the imperial struggle between Britain and France.  Both were doing all they could to gain control of the Ohio Valley and add to their respective empire. In the early 1750s, France’s expansion into the Ohio River valley repeatedly brought with it conflict in the British colonies, especially Virginia. In 1754, the French built Fort Duquesne where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers joined to form the Ohio River (in today’s Pittsburgh), making it a strategically important stronghold that the British repeatedly attacked. We discuss how George Washington and his party started the war, how he faired during his first military experience, and how he regained some momentum during a slaughter at Braddock's defeat and provide an overall summation of the war, the people involved, and the aftermath it left. Show Notes Ask a question and Join our Podcast
19:17
March 30, 2021
Episode 02 • England Background - Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Episode 02 • England Background - Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Overview of the People and Land of England Today we discuss what it was like living in England during the 1700’s and during the colonization.  Last week we did this with the 13 colonies and  having a solid foundation and concept of both countries' moods, positions, attitudes, political climate, living conditions and more allows us to have a glimpse into what it was like back then.  It also helps us comprehend what was going on in their minds and why things progressed in the manner it did. _______________________________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me •  Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website
18:26
March 16, 2021
Episode 01 • Colonial Background • Patriot Power Podcast • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Episode 01 • Colonial Background • Patriot Power Podcast • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Hello Patriots! We are a little ways before we get into the war, and many people living in the time would separate the actual fighting in the war and the revolution, considering each of them separate events.   It’s important to have the background of the people who came to colonize North America, what it was like back then, who lived in these colonies, and get a real sense of the people and who they were. Learn who and why people risked so much to come to the 13 colonies, what would soon become the United States of America. _______________________________ This Episode Show Notes All Episodes Show Notes Do you have a question, comment or suggestion?  I'd love to hear from you, so get in touch! Email Me •  Gab • Facebook • Instagram • Website
32:26
March 04, 2021
Introduction • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
Introduction • American Revolution, Founding Fathers and More
When you think of the American Revolution, what comes to mind?  The war, George Washington, Redcoats and maybe even the Boston Tea Party and Declaration of Independence perhaps.  These are all part of it but it is far more complex and super interesting and important.  It’s more than just famous names and documents and battles, and in more ways than not, the American Revolution wasn’t just a war. If you went back to the period of the Revolution and you asked people their perspective, many of them would tell you that the war, the actual fighting, was only a minor part of the American Revolution.  We of course will be covering the famous and well known people, documents, and battles, but also there are many that aren’t known so those will be delved into.  There are so many nuggets in our country’s founding, such as letters from soldiers and founding fathers, how many times and just how close we were to not winning independence from England, what George Washington really felt about slavery and the list goes on and on. You will  learn many things in a much different way than what was, or is currently, taught in schools.  We will discuss sensitive topics such as God, slavery, free-speech and several other topics that aren’t discussed often as it might ruffle feathers or not be politically correct.   If you are looking for a simplistic and watered downed version of everything that helped form the best country in the world, this podcast is not for you.  Our founding is an exciting and truly amazing journey, one that needs to be shared with all Americans and we hope you come alongside us during it. Hosts:  Ron Kern (bio on website) Website - https://www.PatriotPowerPodcast.com
04:00
February 18, 2021