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Overview - Decade
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American Cycles 1775-1776
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Liberty Tree, also known as the "Continental Flag" and the "Bunker Hill Flag" used by American forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775 Washington's Flag 1775
Sons of Liberty Flag, also known as "Rebellious Stripes." Stripes were increased from 9 (1765 version) to 13 to represent the original thirteen colonies The Grand Union, also known as the Congress Colors, the First Navy Ensign and the Cambridge Flag. It is believed that John Paul Jones raised this flag on his ship on December 3rd, 1775.
Culpepper Flag also known as the First Navy Jack, used by Continental Navy upon who''s flagship "The Alfred" it was flown on January, 1776. The Gadsen Flag. Commodore Esek Hopkins, commander of the new Continental fleet, carried a flag of this sort in February, 1776.
The Betsy Ross Flag 1776. She was asked to sew this flag in late May, 1776. Bennington Flag or the Fillmore Flag, flown at the Battle of Bennington in August 1777
The Stars and Stripes, 13-Star Flag became the Official United States Flag on June 14th, 1777 The Serapis Flag 1779

This Overview is a brief look at the time and the influence of Cycles. Significant events from each year are noted along with the position of the Cycles to show how history is moving in Rhythm. Enjoy the walk through history.

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Colonial Map of 1775

Our first decade began with the birth pangs of the Revolutionary War. From this beginning the triumvirate braid of Rhythms would go forth to create a new nation. The biological clock that began here moves en mass as the sociological clock of Kalarhythms.

War was on as we separated from our mother country of England. The British retreated from Boston in 1776, but the Continental Army retreated from New York, Benedict Arnold defeated a small Continental fleet, and Nathan Hale was hanged without a trial. General Washington captured Princeton, New Jersey in 1777, but British forces took Brandywine and Germantown, Pennsylvania. Congress ratified a treaty with France in 1778, and, prohibited the import of slaves to America. British forces surrendered to Americans at Vicennes in 1779 and Congress dispatched forces against Indian who attacked the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. Fighting would continue before an American victory would secure the fate of a new life in the world that would become the United States of America.

The Pre-Revolutionary Period was the gestation of a nation developing in embryonic form. As the soon to be born nation grew under the auspices of British rule, signs of life rose from the nebulous under current. Late in the pregnancy of a new country, came labor pains. When Britain attempted to undersell any tea available in the colonies by allowing the East India Tea Company sell tea in the colonies without imposing the usual duties and tariffs in 1773, the self proclaimed "Sons of Liberty" boarded the ships at night and dumped the tea overboard in the "Boston Tea Party." This led Britain to create the Coercive Acts in 1774 which it tried unsuccessfully to enforce against growing rebellion. The more the British contracted against the emerging rebellion, the more severe the imminent birth of a nation would become.
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  March 21, 1776
1775/76: The Birth of a Nation began our clockwork of Rhythms. At the time of birth, the precession of undulating energies - depicted on a sin wave chart - are shown to begin in the middle. That is because energies are neither at their highest or lowest, they are at the point toward which the homeostasis of motion will hover. Instead of being High or Low, the newborn is in a state of crisis as a new life emerges. The Birth Pangs of this crisis came as the American Revolutionary War. From this beginning point, the undulating Highs and Lows of three Cycles with different durations will move in consort as the nation regulates itself. Over time, this will bring a myriad of different combinations as the internal energies of the nation exert influence upon, and react to, events of the day. Hence we have the spirit of the times. Toward this internal and external future, our nation was born intact. By the end of 1775, America had its own Army, Navy and Marine Corps. This helped form the 28-year Physical Cycle that would go on influencing the body of the nation. Our spirit was represented in our own flag, the Grand Union Flag, with the thirteen stripes of red and white used today, and a blue canton (upper left corner), which bore the cross of St. Andrew that would later be replaced with stars. This symbolized the beginning or the 36-year Emotional Cycle that would raise and lower energies in the heart of the nation. Also by the end of 1775, we had our own newly formed Continental Congress and our currency. This emerged with the beginning of the 44-year Intellectual Cycle that would continue to influence the mind of the nation. A life begins with a Trirhythmic High with all three Cycles rising through a Triple 1st Qtr. of Foundation. Theses Cycles will go on to form various patterns of Highs and Lows as the Cycles pass through their Four Quarters of Development and Crossovers.
  March 21, 1776 -
  March 21, 1777
1776: Our First Year after birth began with the Cycles entering a Three-Way High and war was on. As our first, and only to date, Triple 1st Quarter of Foundation ensued, we created the Declaration of Independence, which may be considered our birth certificate. Each of the three Cycles went on to manifest in the founding the body, the heart and the mind of the nation. War was on. In our earliest Physical 1st Qtr. FoundationDavid Bushnell set precedents in the world's First Submarine - Armed with a Torpedo as he attempted to sink the British ship, "The Eagle" in New York Bay off of Manhattan on September 9. Our first Emotional 1st Qtr. Foundationbrought the Virginia Declaration of Rights that advocated the "free exercise of religion" The Intellectual 1st Qtr. Foundation spawned the Phi Beta Kappa (national scholarship fraternity), that was founded at the college of William and Mary as America's first social fraternity on December 5. America began to grow.
  March 21, 1777 -
  March 21, 1778
1777: Precedents Continued as we rose in our Triple 1st Qtr. Foundation Congress approved the Articles of Confederation. Adding to the Physical 1st Qtr. Foundation was the Invention of the Card Making Machine by Oliver Evans for card-teeth used in carding wool and cotton. A moral precedent was set in the Emotional 1st Qtr. Foundationas Vermont Became the First State to Abolish Slavery. In line with Intellectual 1st Qtr. Foundation, Vermont became the first state to adopt Universal Male Suffrage Without Regard to Property, recognizing ideas independent of material acquisition.
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  March 21, 1779
1778: America Formed In the Physo-Intellectual Double 1st Qtr. G.H.E. Muhlenberg Began a Systematic Study of American Plants with his "Botanical Tagebuch, " and William Brown Published "Pharmacopoeia Simpliciorum" as a guide to medicine and drugs. The Emotional High gave impetus the ballad, "The Battle of the Kings" by Francis Hopkinson, that Satirized the British reaction during an attack on their Fleet in Philadelphia. It angered the British and became the most popular poem of its day. The prism of energies was working in unison.
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  March 21, 1779
1779: The Rising High progressed in the Physical High Benjamin Thompson Studied Ballistics, specifically recoil and bullet momentum. A religious precedent emerged in the Emotional 1st Qtr. of Foundationas John Murray Established the First Universalist Congregation in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Intellectual 1st Qtr. Foundation were set as The Sharon Medical Society was Established by physicians from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.