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American Revolution 1763-1789 The birth of a new nation - to commence at the Proclaimation of 1763 to the end of the Articles of Confederation.

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Today, 19 April, is the 243d anniversary of the beginning of the War of the American Revolution.
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Well, we don't talk about the begging much.


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Today, 19 April, is the 243d anniversary of the beginning of the War of the American Revolution.
Yes, we Brits invented America (below), then a hundred years later the colonists kicked us out, huh you try to be nice!

"Thank God that bloody voyage is over, I was puking my guts up all the way across the Atlantic.
Okay people, break out the guns and let's go bust Hiawatha's ass or whatever his bloody name is,
we'll be running the place inside a month if he's the best they've got around here!"

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Yes, we Brits invented America (below), then a hundred years later the colonists kicked us out, huh you try to be nice!

"Thank God that bloody voyage is over, I was puking my guts up all the way across the Atlantic.
Okay people, break out the guns and let's go bust Hiawatha's ass or whatever his bloody name is,
we'll be running the place inside a month if he's the best they've got around here!"


Theiven Pilgrims stole and mutilated that lovely rock and put a white longhouse over it! Puke some more on the way back...








And the sign said
"Anybody caught trespassin'
Will be shot on sight"
So I jumped on the fence and I yelled at the house
"Hey! What gives you the right
To put up a fence to keep me out
But to keep Mother Nature in?
If God was here, he'd tell you to your face
'Man, you're some kind of sinner'
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GREAT SCENES FROM HISTORY:

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GREAT SCENES FROM HISTORY:

I can't see it.
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Hey, maybe I should start a thread in the 'Alternative Timelines' section titled "How would America have developed if the English hadn't settled there?", but on second thoughts the answer is pretty obvious, you'd all still be living in wigwams, talking Cherokee and Apache, and scalping each other!
As the history books rightly say-
"The Spanish went to look for gold, the French went to set up trading outposts, but the English went to stay"..
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I can't see it.
The guy in the boat with his left hand in the air looks like a forebear of Fredo Corleone
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Now I can see it. You're right about the guy in the boat.
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Yes, you English did invent America.

But I believe your biggest mistake, after the Ulster Plantation, was in allowing the Ulster Exodus a hundred years later. The Ulster Scots were a bit cantankerous because after a hundred years of the Ulster Plantation they were not Scottish enough to be Scottish nor Irish enough to be Irish. They were never going to be English enough to be English even with a bit of Northern English Borderer mixed in.

No one that learns to make whiskey out of corn - and likes it - is going to miss a chance to get a few licks in on the English.

You should have been nicer to the “Scotch-Arsh!”
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We taught them to speak English instead of their heathen tongues, what more could we do..
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Hey, maybe I should start a thread in the 'Alternative Timelines' section titled "How would America have developed if the English hadn't settled there?", but on second thoughts the answer is pretty obvious, you'd all still be living in wigwams, talking Cherokee and Apache, and scalping each other!
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the Europeans taught the natives how to scalp, and the French and Spanish and Dutch and Swedes didn't live in wigwams.
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Not true, they are pre-Columbian skulls that show evidence of scalping.
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Not true, they are pre-Columbian skulls that show evidence of scalping.
In what parts of the Americas?
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