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Friday, March 1, 2013

Revolutionary War: No Representation in Parliament

The history of the roles which the Savannah colonials played in the American Revolution has long been forgotten. Let me refresh your history books. Lest we forget. The First Provincial Congress met in January of 1775 at Tondee's Tavern. Most of those gentlemen were unprepared to go the whole way and were still hopeful of England showing some leniency. The congress addressed a plea to the throne to repeal the acts imposing taxes on the colonies by a Parliament in which the colonies were not represented.  A modern-day American parallel here is when the democratic congress met in the dead of night without the Republicans present and passed the very unpopular National Care Act. The colonists were outraged that they had representation, yet were taxed. Familiar?

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