Blog of a Patriotic A Michigander's Perspective on the Revolutionary War

Day 1: The Stamp Act

MArch 22, 1765

DAY#1 March 22 1765 the French and Indian war has ended the British had started passing taxes, "I hate that they are doing this, I would never do this because I know that there will be more and more people getting more poor as it goes on. I am nervous my family is nervous and how I am going to live with making such little bit of money and using so much just to live", For example Sugar was cheaper but now that I have to pay taxes for sugar it is not cheap any more.

Parliament has no right to put its hands into our pockets without our consent. - Paul Revere

We fought bravely against the British, but their army was the best in the world! Would we prevail???

Day 2: December 16, 1773

"king George thinks that he can take money out of our pockets well I think that he can't take our money just because he lost a bunch of it in the french and indian war. So not fair right? Well I say, NO TAXATION NO REPRESENTATION!!" They won't allow us to send a representative to the parliament."I have no idea how me and my family will be able go on with this chaos. All I know is that he won't get away with it we will win this..."

"I hate this guy😡"

Day 4May 10 1773

These were some paintings of what we did.

The Tea Act passed by parliament on may 10, 1773. This granted the British East India Trading Company a monopoly on the sales in the American Colonies. A monopoly is when a company has exclusive control over the trade of something. They could make the prices as high as they wanted and no other companies could do business. This made a group called "The Sons of Liberty" mad. I was a part of that group. On the night of December 16th, 1773, we disguised ourselves Mohawk Indians and boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. This made England so mad!! They wanted war, and so did we... war for independence!!! I was scared for my life but we had shown the British that we meant business!

Day 4: July 4, 1776

Time to declare independence!!!

We had had enough of the British and their mean taxes on our colonies. It was time for us to rise up! We sent a letter to King George III to declare our independence! We called it the declaration of independence. It went like this...

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Once we sent it to England, we felt like it was good for America. We knew that war would come, but we wanted a change. England would send a fully armed battalion to attack us, but we had our leader, George Washington to lead our troops to victory... at least we hoped!

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Created with images by Capecodprof - "revolutionary war historical" • skeeze - "military ceremonial history" • tpsdave - "allan ramsay portrait painting" • karolyn83 - "roses bouquet tea party" • Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com - "Declaration Drafting Committee, after Jean Leon Gerome Ferris" • jp26jp - "old transcript constitution"

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