We fought for these ideals; we shouldn't settle for less
These are wise words, enterprising men quote 'em
Don’t act surprised, you guys, cuz I wrote 'em"
"Essentially, they tax us relentlessly,
then King George turns around, runs a spending spree"
"Those redcoats don’t want it with me"
"I’m takin this horse by the reins makin’
redcoats redder with bloodstains. "
"Here comes the general!
"We negotiate the terms of surrender.
I see George Washington smile.
We escort their men out of Yorktown.
They stagger home single file."
"Valley Forge, winter 1778
I am seeing the best minds of my generation
Waste away in pestilence and starvation
Is this all a test or have we met our doom?
Have we set a camp of parameters for our tomb?"
Ben Franklin was not the only American sent to Paris to get a deal, as key Founding Father John Adams was sent as well.
While Thomas Jefferson authored the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, it was edited by the committee he worked on to write it (which included both Franklin and Adams), before being edited again and accepted by the full body of the Continental Congress.
considered a percentage of a whole man was to justify the deviation from the proposition that "All men are created equal"
Although sometimes, I wish we did learn about it. Canada's history isn't the most exciting thing in the world.
TL;DR: “Lobsterback” isn’t historically accurate. The media is a historical vandal.
He worked on UK slave ships until he was around 29 when he fled to Virginia after killing a mutinous crew member and became an American at that point.
Given he died aged 45, I'd say he was much more Brit than American, though granted he was technically an American when he said those words.
"Might have ended up like Canada?" Are you implying there is something wrong with Canada because they are sharing a head of state with the UK. There are many people who consider Canada better than the US
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