First of all….that is a pathetic slogan! America has always been great it just had to get its sh*t together in the early days….especially during the Revolution.
I continue my posting of the historic series written by Danny Sjursen…..today is Part 6……
Below is the sixth installment of the “American History for Truthdiggers” series, a pull-no-punches appraisal of our shared, if flawed, past. The author of the series, Danny Sjursen, an active-duty major in the U.S. Army, served military tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and taught the nation’s checkered, often inspiring past when he was an assistant professor of history at West Point. His wartime experiences, his scholarship, his skill as a writer and his patriotism illuminate these Truthdig posts.
Part 6 of “American History for Truthdiggers.”
“The war [of independence] was not just about home rule, but about who would rule at home.” —Historian Carl Becker
“The History of our Revolution will be one continued lie from one end to the other.” —John Adams (1790)
Just how radical was the American Revolution? Historians have debated that question for the better part of a century. A true consensus still escapes us. Nonetheless, the debate itself is instructive and tells us something of the nature of this experience.
No doubt, the American version of revolution lacks many of the standard symbols of radical revolution as we’ve come to perceive them, with neither the guillotines of France (1789-1794) nor the gulags and purges of Russia (1917-1923). Still, there was an 18th-century radicalism, all its own, to the American experience.
This article completes Sjursen’s survey of the American War of Independence.
Now we start to build the great country that will be born out of the Revolution.
These are the ticks that caused the war…..
On April 19, 1775, the first battles of the American Revolution were fought in Lexington and Concord between soldiers of the British Empire and American rebels. How did the British Empire, the most powerful, wealthy, and politically sophisticated polity in the world at the time, manage to alienate its most prosperous North American colonies? Here are 10 reasons:
The war was won and now we needed to get to work on building a government for this fledgling country……onto the United States of America.