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The Federalists were allied with the monarchists in their drive for a strong federal government to rule over states. Some wanted an American king.
They were opposed by noted anti-Federalists such as Thomas McKean, Thomas Jefferson, Arthur St. Claire, Patrick Henry, George Mason, Richard Henry Lee, George Clinton, Robert Yates, Melanchton Smith, John Winthrop, Elbridge Gerry, Robert Whitehill, William Findley and John Smilie.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress from the various American Colonies operating under the Articles of Association approved the historic Declaration of Independence, which was penned by Thomas Jefferson. This drastic action had become necessary due to the tyrannical British Empire rule over the Colonies, which reached new levels of abuse when on April 1, 1774; King George III began responding with harsh measures against Boston.
The Sons of Liberty (Colonial activists) had dumped British tea into Boston Bay in late 1773, known today as the “Boston Tea Party” in protest over high tariffs, as any good Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) historian could tell you. Sporadic fighting had been perpetrated by British troops in Boston and other areas in 1775-1776.
The Continental Congress of the Articles of Association, operating under its president, John Hancock, elected George Washington to serve as commander of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775 to defend the Colonies.
Just eight days after the passage of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Congress appointed a committee to draw up a constitution on Friday, July 12, 1776. Thomas McKean was prominent on that committee since he was chief justice of Pennsylvania.
Of course, the Declaration of Independence brought a military response from King George III, who stated: “The lines have been drawn. Blows must decide.” War had started, and the British were determined to put down our rebellion cruelly with the military force of the worldwide British Empire.
The Barnes Review
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 3rd 1783, four years and fourteen days before the Constitution of the United States was ratified.
Here are some excerpts:
His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and independent states, that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs, and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same and every part thereof."
You can read the entire Treaty of Paris at
Why do I have to do your research for you?
So much for "denying ignorance"!
[edit on 8-1-2005 by Off_The_Street]
Originally posted by djohnsto77
England controls the U.S. but George W. Bush controls Tony Blair (remember he is George's poodle). Funny how these NWO conspiracies work.