To: Cronos; cripplecreek
posted on 11/20/2012 2:29:40 PM PST
("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
Trade restrictions were one of the primary causes of the American revolution. All products had to go through British trade channels and all thing were taxed even if they were traded from one colony to another.
I love Franklin's final answer when being questioned by the house of commons in 1766.
Q. What used to be the pride of the Americans ?
A. To indulge in the fashions and manufactures of G. Britain.
Q. What is now their pride ?
A. To wear their old cloaths over again, till they can make new ones.
The Examination of Doctor Franklin, before an August Assembly, relating to the Repeal of the Stamp-Act, &c.
posted on 11/20/2012 2:56:29 PM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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