Sunday, June 5, 2011

History-- Rediscovering the Truth

I’ve been doing a little research. Prior to the Revolutionary war, there were no political parties in the colonies. George Washington and John Adams believed in a strong central government so they associated with "Federalists", although during Washington's presidency there was no Federalist Party organization. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison believed in a weaker central government fearing that a strong federal government would take over the new states just as if there were a king all over again. The people who thought this way were known as Democratic- Republicans. It was at this time that Paul Revere’s ride became distorted and mythologized for political gain. What he actually cried out that fateful night was, “Buchman Tavern’s Apple Tansey, two for one—only three shillings.”

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