The Americans of 1776 had the highest standard
of living and the lowest taxes in the Western World!
(Farmers, lawyers, business owners, some plantation owners and merchants made
the equivalent of $500,000 a year. The British tried to tax the colonies because they wanted money. The colonist resisted violently!)
There were two Boston tea parties!
(Everyone knows the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks, protested the 3 cents per pound British tax on tea
by dumping chests of the popular drink into Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. The improper Bostonians dumped tea again the
second time and caused around $3 million in today's money for both parties. The Bostonians dumped tea on March 7, 1774.)
Benjamin Franklin wrote the first
Declaration of Independence!
(In 1775, Benjamin Franklin, wrote a Declaration of Independence because he was furious with the Battle of
Lexington and Concord. Thomas Jefferson re-wrote using some of Franklin's comments but Jefferson wrote it more enthusiastic.)
Benedict Arnold was the best general in the
("Without Benedict Arnold in the first three years of the war," says the historian George Neumann, "we would probably
have lost the Revolution. In 1775, the future traitor came within a whisker of conquering Canada. In 1776, he built a fleet
and fought a bigger British fleet to a standstill on Lake Champlain. At Saratoga in 1777, his brilliant battlefield leadership
forced the British army to surrender. The victory persuaded the French to join the war on the American side. Ironically, Arnold
switched sides in 1780 partly because he disapproved of the French alliance.")
George Washington was the best spymaster in
(Washington ran dozens of spy missions. A man who supposedly could not tell a lie was a genius at disinformation.
He constantly confused the British by leaking, through double agents.)