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Independence Day


Many people, with alarming regularity, forget the freedoms and conveniences they enjoy today have somewhere along the line been paid for in blood, sweat and tears.

Independence Day is a time to reflect on what it took to get America where it is today.

By the middle of the 1700s, the 13 colonies that made up part of England’s empire in the New World were finding it difficult to be ruled by a king 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. They were tired of the taxes imposed upon them. But independence was a gradual and painful process. The colonists could not forget that they were British citizens and that they owed allegiance to King George III.

A “tea party” and a “Massacre” were two events that hurried destiny; along with general unrest these events united the colonists. In 1767, a tea company in India, owned by England, was losing money. To save the com-

 

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