This is a continuation of the series written by Maj. Danny Sjursen about the history about this country …the creation, the war, the battles, the history.
It is the 1780’s and the war is winding down and then Founding Fathers are looking to the creation of a government to run the land that just liberated from England.
Part 7 of “American History for Truthdiggers.”
The Brits Are Gone: Now What?
“The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots.” —Elbridge Gerry, delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1787)
It has become, by now, like American scripture. We all know the prevailing myths, history as written by the winners. Virtuous American patriots, having beaten the tyrannical British, set out to frame the most durable republican government in the history of humankind. The crowning achievement came when our Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia in 1787 to draft an American gospel: the Constitution. The war had ended, officially, in 1783.
Damn! This is good stuff….I hope all are enjoying this look at American history….a look that your textbooks have left out for various reasons.