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Forum Post: "We Will Change the World"

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 28, 2011, 8:37 p.m. EST by choclo (11) from Rockville, MD
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A short documentary on the historic 2011 Keybridge March in Washington, DC. "Occupy the Bridge" a Free Burd Production.


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[-] 2 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

Historic? You mean like this:

The events above noted gave unmistakable evidence of the unity of American sentiment against British oppression; but something more must be done to bring about united action. There must be some central authority to which all the colonies could turn for guidance. This political union came about in the formation of a Continental Congress. This Congress was the result of a spontaneous and almost simultaneous movement throughout the country. From New York came the first call. Paul Revere had been sent from Boston on a fleet horse to rouse the people of New York and Philadelphia, but ere he reached the former the Sons of Liberty had taken action for a congress. The Massachusetts legislature added its voice in June. Delegates were chosen in all the colonies except Georgia, and they met in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia. Among them we find such leaders as Washington, Lee, and Henry of Virginia, Dickinson of Pennsylvania, Samuel and John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut.

The Congress was not a constitutional body; many of its members had been chosen irregularly. Its authority was limited to the willingness of the people to respect and obey its suggestions and mandates. The very fact of its existence had a meaning of great significance, but it was too profound for the comprehension of George III.

[-] 1 points by choclo (11) from Rockville, MD 12 years ago

historic as in it had a huge and multi-ethnic turn out...and by the way you might want to delete the part about Paul Revere and maybe look more into his real historic significance which really isn't much.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

could you define huge? A single figure will suffice as an American is an American is an American. All share one constitution. The rest are loyalists and will be dealt with accordingly.

"The forming of this association, which at first constituted the revolutionary machinery, was an act of great importance. Its object was to secure a redress of grievances by peaceful methods, by enforcing the non-importation and non-consumption agreement. To carry out this purpose committees were to be formed in every county or township in the colonies. These worked under the guidance of the Committees of Correspondence. The local committees marked out for persecution every loyalist who refused to comply with the recommendations of the Congress. The loyalists made a feeble effort at counter organization; but the patriots were so furious in their opposition that little came of it."