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The Proclamation (1763)
"It is just and reasonable essential to our interest and security of our colonies that the several nations of tribes of Indians whom we are connected, and who live under our protection should not be (attacked) or disturbed."
-Proclamation of 1763
From the Annals of America
When this was set up, Parliament was really stressed because of the French and Indian war. Tensions with the Indians were high, but the way that Parliament responding was unnecessary and revealed that Britain does not trust us! Why should we trust someone with our lives when they don't trust us to make alliances with natives? They don't even want us to claim ground that is for claim!
Our Mission Statement
Our mission statement is to show that being a patriot is the only reasonable choice that we have left. We have concluded that Britain has helped us in the past, but that is no longer the case. Our mission as a patriot, and a patriot website is to prove that there is no choice but to break away from Britain.
The Stamp Act
What is this? This is crazy! How can they do this too us! They shouldn't punish us for this! They are the ones that provoked it. When you tax our tea this is what happens! It was funny how the British had lost all there money on destroyed goods shipped here. Now they know how we feel, when we have to spend money on silly things that they put taxes on. And they closed down Boston Harbor! How were we supposed to trade now! Our towns couldn't even have meetings now because the British banned it. They also said that now we must allow soldiers to stay in there houses no matter what. They can't say no to them. I don't want a random stranger to be in my house! There is no way, that is creepy. Especially if they are with the English! I want to be independent, so I don't have to follow these stupid rules anymore.
Lack of Representation in Parliament
What is this? Why would they do this to us! Great Britain is making all of the big and little decisions without us! They don't care about our input, they only care about themselves. Every single law that the British have made has impacted us greatly, but they still have yet to ask and consult us. We have no direct representation. This shows that they don't care what we think. They think that they can just make all of the decisions for us, like we are their slaves. They don't own us! When will we start to be able to speak for ourselves, and make our own decisions!
We as colonist should be able to trade and buy goods, and anything else that we want, when we want and with who ever we want to. And it's not fair because when we trade with the British their prices are much more expensive than any other normal trade. And the fact that we can't compete with England in the large scale manufacturing is causing me to go mad! It's just ridiculous! The only reason England is doing this is because it benefits them. They don't care that it hurts us. They only care if it helps them! England doesn't care about us anymore than they ever had. This is why we must break away from England. I can't wait for a fair government, fair rights, and freedom!
British Economic Policies following French and Indian War
They can't do this to us. The British won the French and Indian War, but it was expensive. The war was fought mainly to defend American colonies, and since the British people were already heavily taxed, the British parliament decided to tax the colonist. We insisted that they should only be taxed by their own elected representatives. Its not fair for us! I bet they did it on purpose. They don't care about us, they don't care about anything except for their own selfs, and money.
My name is Abigail Adams. I was born on November 11 1744, in Weymouth, Massachusetts. This is also where I grew up. I never attended school. My mom would tutor my sister and I. I am the wife of John Adams, the second president of the united states, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the united states. Before becoming the first lady, I was just a housewife. I wanted a new government that would protect, increase, and support women's rights. I am a very determined women. I fight for what I believe in, so it was no surprise when I wanted to fight for women's rights. Since John was always so busy working for the government, I would write letters to him. We rarely saw each other, so we would write multiple letters to each other. I wrote letters to John about womens rights and women voting, and he helped talk to the government for me, even though women weren't allowed to vote until 1919. I was a full on patriot despite my British ancestry. My husband John was a patriot, and I fully supported him, and what he believed in. The major reason I was a patriot was because I was an advocate. (Someone who believed in their rights very strongly.)If I was a loyalist, then I would have believed in the laws that the English government would have set for us in America. Loyalist got pushed around, and taken advantage of. I would never let that happen to me! I also believed in women’s rights, and slaves becoming free, show another reason why I am a Patriot. I was a determined women, and didn’t want to be like those weak Loyalist, I am an individual.
“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.”
My name is John Adams. I was born on October 30, 1735, in Quincy, Massachusetts. I also grew up in this town. I was a very smart man. I was educated very well, and ended up going to Harvard Law school, where after I became a lawyer. I am married to Abigail Adams, and my son is John Quincy Adams, also known as the sixth president of the united states.In 1774 I was elected into the first continental congress, and again for the second continental congress in 1775. In 1789 I became the first vice president of the united states, to George Washington who was the first president of the United States. I believed that everyone should have a fair trial and have a fair chance. After the Boston Massacre, the soldiers were struggling to find a lawyer to defend them. No one wanted to. Finally they asked me, and even though I knew it would probably hurt my reputation as a Patriot, I decided to do it.
“It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished.
But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, "whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection," and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever.” -John Adams
I was a full on Patriot, even though i did give the soldiers a fair trial. I did not like the things that Britain made for us. One of the major things I hated was the Stamp Act. I believed that the Stamp Act took away the American colonists basic rights to be taxed by consent and to be tried by a jury of peers. I also believed that it was invalid. I couldn't see how the loyalist would actually agree with Britain about this! I dont want to be taxed! I was one of the ones chosen to draft the declaration, along with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R Livingston, and Roger Sherman. In 1796 I became the second president of the united states.
My name is Samuel Adams. I was born on September 27, 1722 in Boston, Massachusetts. This is also where I grew up. I was very smart, and attended lots of school to become a political leader. I went to Harvard school, so I could achieve my dream of becoming a political leader, which i soon did. I was the cousin of John Adams, and Abigail Adams. I was elected to be a tax collector, even though I didn’t like to take money from people at all. I was known as one of the nation's founding fathers. I was also a patriot. I helped organize a resistance in Boston against Britain, about the Stamp Act. I also played a huge role in organizing the Boston Tea Party. I was also a delegate in the Continental Congress, where I signed the Declaration of Independence. I also was a Massachusetts governor.
“Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.”
Mercy Otis Warren
My name is Mercy Otis Warren. I was born on September 14th 1728 in Barnstable Massachusetts. I also grew up here in Barnstable. I barely had any schooling when I was younger and growing up. When I grew up I decided to become a play writer. I am the sister of James Otis, and the wife of James Warren. When I was younger I would write poems for fun. I am a full on patriot. I showed everyone that I was a patriot by writing plays, poems, and lots of other writing that would support independence. I really wanted to separate from Britain. They weren't giving us any rights, and didn't really care about us. We need to be apart. PATRIOTS FOR LIFE!
"Democratic principles are the result of the quality of condition." -Mercy Otis Warren
My name is Benjamin Franklin. I was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. I attended Boston Latin school and became a political leader, writer, inventor, and scientist. I helped draft the declaration of independence and the U.S constitution. I also helped negotiate the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which marked the end of the Revolutionary war. I was a patriot. I showed everyone that I was a patriot by helping draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution that would tell about our independence to separate from Britain. The British didn't care for the people, only for their supplies so we needed to leave them. I had made a quote saying, "Do not fear mistakes, you will know failure. Continue to reach out." -Benjamin Franklin
My name is Crispus Attucks. I do not know when I was born or where I was born. I ran away from my master when I was 27. My master put out a ransom for my capture but I escaped on a wailing ship to Massachusetts. Due to my recent enslavement I wanted freedom for the colonies, as I wanted freedom for myself. I was involved in a fight between rope makers and British soldiers. Now I am stationed at Lexington waiting for the British.
" For a dreamer night is only a time of day." - Crispus Attucks
King George III
King George the third was born on July 4th 1738 in Saint James Square London. He thinks that he deserves to have strict rule over the colonies, but he is wrong! As patriots we do not deserve this. We were part of Great Britain as well, and we don't deserve to be unfairly taxed by king George. We don't deserve for him to make a law saying that soldiers are allowed in our homes. No one wants a random stranger staying in there house! I don't want to waste my resources on them! They don't even care about us, all they care about is there money and themselves. We don't deserve to be told who to trade with. That's our decision! He cant take that away from us. We need to break away from his tyrannical. Independence!
" Once vigorous measures appear to be only means left of bringing the Americans to due submission to the mother country the colonies will submit." -King George III
My name is Patrick Henry. I was born in Hanover County, Virginia on May 29th,1736. I attended Local schools and was tutored by my father. I became a lawyer and a politician. I was a patriot. I was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses, in 1765. I was admitted to the bar of the general court in Virginia in 1769. In 1774 I was elected t the continental congress. I was also a militia leader in 1775. From 1776 to 1778 and in 1784 I was the governor of Virginia.
"Give me Liberty or give me death." - Patrick Henry
My name is Thomas Jefferson. I was born in Shadwell Virginia on April 13th 1743. I had tutors and went to local schools. I also attended William and Mary college to study law. I got married to Martha Wails Skeleton in 1772. I am a full patriot. I was picked to draft the Declaration of Independence during the First Continental Congress. I believed strongly that the British has been neglecting us, and been unfair with us. I believe strongly in freedom, and that is why I wrote a bill establishing British freedom.
" I have sworn upon the alter of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson
My name is Thomas Paine. I was born in Thetford, United Kingdom on January 29,1737. I had received little formal education, but I did learn to read, write, and perform arithmetic. I was a inventor, political leader, and a journalist. I am a patriot. I was an English American writer and pamphleteer, my "common sense" and other writings influenced the American Revolution, and I helped pave the way for the declaration of independence. I had wanted to separate from Britain and wrote pamphlets on why we should leave Britain. We need to be free!! "Give me Liberty or give me death!" -Thomas Paine
My name is George Washington. I was born February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland, County Virginia . I also grew up in Westmoreland County. I went to local schools, and had an average education. I was in the continental congress. I also was the commander and chief of the American Revolution. I was a patriot. I fought in the American Revolution for Independence, being the commander and chief. I fought for the colonies freedom, showing that I wanted independence, and to get away from Britain. Later on in my life, on April 30th 1789 I became the first president of the United States. We were finally independent, on our own! I was very happy to be away from our controlling government, and now I was in charge of my own government! Finally our rights will be fair! We will be free!
" If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be lead, like sheep to slaughter." - George Washington