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4th July History

June 29, 2017

In the early 18th century the United States was, in fact, a collection of colonies, which was ruled by the British Empire. The British started colonization of America in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia. The colonies weren’t in a state of crisis… conversely they were relatively prosperous. The colonies weren’t united nor did they have any motivation for being independent. Benjamin Franklin’s call for unity with the Albany Plan of Union in 1754 to bring the colonial rivals together was met with very little enthusiasm and died an untimely death. A lot changed in the next decade. In 1763 Britain decided to take more control over the colonies.


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