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Revolutionary war
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Dennis    Posted 10-21-2002 at 05:48:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think the revolutionary war was fought to obtain and preserve freedom of choice in this great country.

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screaminghollow    Posted 10-22-2002 at 00:18:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sort of. For the wealthy colonists, there was freedom from certain taxes. For the poor colonists, there was freedom to move west and settle on cheap or free land. (the british actually tried for some years to limit settlement beyond the blue ridge.) For the middle class, it meant thay didn't have to "quarter" a british soldier in their home. You also had to provide laundry service, food, specified rations, like a pint of brandy a day, a pint of vinegar per week, etc. It meant the colonies could raise armies for protection from the western indians. The British actually refused to send troops to protect the western settlements and in some cases, stirred up trouble so the indians would attack the british colonists own western settlements. For a view of this do something few Americans have actualy done, read the entire Declaration of Independence. It only takes about seven minutes. There's stuff in there the liberal gov't bureaucrats would call subversive. Then remember, the Declaration of Independence is not law in any of the fifty states of the District of Columbia

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