Thursday, July 17, 2008

Abigail Adams leads rhetorical charge against Britain

November 12, 1775: Abigail Adams leads rhetorical charge against Britain
Upon hearing of England's rejection of the so-called Olive Branch Petition on this day in 1775, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, "Let us separate, they are unworthy to be our Brethren. Let us renounce them and instead of supplications as formerly for their prosperity and happiness, Let us beseech the almighty to blast their councils and bring to Nought all their devices."
I was just wandering around the History Channel web sight and thought I'd see what happened on my birthday. This one was interesting because I am a fan of the movie 1776. Anyone who's seen this film will not be surprised by Mrs. Adams position on this subject. If you haven't seen the movie then you are missing some very interesting information on the happenings of the American Revolution. The movie isn't just for those of you in the States, either. Knowledge of historical happenings in every part of the globe is fascinating and goes a long way towards keeping us from repeating it.

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