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  •  If the British had prevailed (0+ / 0-)

    and put down the rebellion then the Declaration of Independence would have become a little know historical curiosity. The rebellion became a revolution when the British surrendered at Yorktown. The French fleet was a major part of that engagement.

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      Had we lost, it would have been a failed revolution.

      The day we declared Independence we were officially another nation. On that day the Revolution took place. And even before that we had government in place. At the national level and at the town level. These were Revolutionary governments in defiance of the King.

      We negotiated Nation to Nation for help from the French and Spanish. That is because the Revolution had already taken place.  We were already an Independent Nation. The French and the Spanish helped us defend our Revolution, but they did not make us a nation.

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Dec: Life so cheap; property so sacred.

      by JayRaye on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 09:49:31 AM PST

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