My life through it all
By Bob shwingleburg
Stamp Act and Stamp Congress
HOW DARE THE GOVERNMENT!!! The government thinks that they can just come in and tax us on paper. NO. Us as people we refuse to pay you more money thana we already do. We already pay you and we aren't even represented in government. We have no say at all. We need some sort of representation in government. I heard a few of those from town talking about the stamp ACT congress and how they are gathering to discuss the issue of the stamp act and how the colonists really are having problems as a whole. A republicanisum government sounds amazing but i doubt that that will happen so until that happens good bye journal.
The publication of Common Sense
Today I had to write in here it was a must. I saw the most shocking thing today someone under the name of Thomas Pain is finally speaking out for the people and is encouraging them to support the seperation of the 13 colonies from Great Britian. I agree with him we should seperate from Great Britian we should seperate and create our own government that will work for everyone including me because I am a farmer and here the good beneficial laws that they have don't benefit me they just bennefit those who are rich and have alot of money. That also goes with representation because those who are rich are part of government and not those who are not rich and don't own land. For example I can vote which is unfair to me but to be able to vote I must own land. I personally dont get paid enough for that which sucks because I would love to be able to have at least a say in that way.
Sorry for not writing on you for so long buddy but I was called to duty. I really didn't want to go but due to the background that I have with the military. Us here in the colonies have been keeping in close touch and we finally decided that we wanted to go against the British. So here we are at what they are calling Battle at lexington and Concord. We have managed to drive the british troops back so we've won this battle but I know this isnt all. I will add to you when there is finally some improvements for us the people of the colonies.
July 1776- Finally something good is finally happening. We have officially said that we are seperating from Great Britian and we will finally be able to overthrow the gov if they are not allowing us a say in government or are not governing the colonies equally. This document says that we are all equal and that we inaliable rights which consist of the rights to liberty,life, and the pursuit of happiness. I am so happy things are finally changing for us. The fourth of july is now a day that I would say goes in the books as one of the most glorious days of them all.
Battle at Lexington & Concord along with the Declaration of Independence
Failure or what? I think so. Heres to catch you up on whats been going on diary. So they have tried to create a new government that in my opinion was a failure. It created Economic disorganization or in other hand the economy had no way of being organized. It also created a lack of leadership. We have to create a government that's fair, includes everyone and work well when in terms of power equality. I think that the whole goal of one branch not having more power than the other was a great idea. With that idea it was made so that then we didn't have one person in absolute power which also prevented the one person in charge not to become power hungry and derail this country.
Articles of Confederation?
There have been may amendments that actually make it into the actual constitution. but there has been on average when you do the math one every thirteen years. It crazy when I think about it. I have been able to see this all happen and evolve into what its become. Through all of the failures and successes. I think this is the end of my journey with you diary. I am way to old to hold up a pencil. Hope your reading all of this in the future. If you are please tell my story for me. Goodbye.
The Proposal of the Constitution