And the main dish of the night is : The Independence :D

martes, 1 de junio de 2010

In Spring of 1776 many of the Paines ideas built momentum and got stronger. On july the 2nd the congress voted that America was free from England and two days later they aproved the declaration in july the 4th. This was the most important day in the history of this beautiful country. The third president of the United States , Thomas Jefferson wrote the declaration of independence. It consisted on rants that denounced all of the kings and parliament unfair decisions. It also stated that all men were born equal. This was quite a problem because many of the signers of the independence owed slaves but this issues were solved later on. Even though achieving the independence was hard it was like an inspiration for the colonies. This changed the history of England the U.S.A and the whole world forever. I can bet that this was a joyful dinner that the parliament and the king will remember for eternity and now days they are unable to digest it ;)You know what they say, bon appétit enjoy the main dish!

Radical: definitely not the favorite word of the king

Thomas Paine became famous not only because of the ideas and rants he wrote on the Common Sense but also for the proposals he wrote. At that time this proposals where considered as being radical and extremist but basically was the sugar in the cup of tea of the colonists. This proposals go as follows :
Independence from britain: This was the first step to build a powerful country.Many of the colonists liked the idea of loosing up from the chains of Britain , but also there was a group that didnt appreciate the idea of freedon. They were the loyalists.
Republican State of Government: This would allow them to vote for their new leaders to have an organized government and to avoid tyranny.
The Union of The new states: To join the colonies together as a new country. This served as the base for the name of the country. Oviously the United States of America
As you can see this proposals boosted their desire to gamble their lives for this cause.

Just a Paine in the head of England :)

The author of the book called Common Sense was called Thomas Paine. Besides of being an amazing writter he also was an artesan and a tax collector. Within the pages of this book Paine denounced the aristocrats of england as frauds and parasites. Paine also acused the King ad a tyrant who was seen as the mayor enemy of the american liberty. He also hated the british class order and highlighted the fact that the parliament smothered normal people without any title or social position. Thomas Paine hoped that America would serve as a model for other people in their same situation later on. I guess england will need a large amount of pain relievers to forget this ;)

Are You Swinging?

In January 1776 a short but a powerful book swung most of the colonists opinion towards a powerful desire of freedom , it was the Independence! The book was called "common sense". A pretty great name for what it would become the small stone in the giant and tyrant shoe of england. The simple and direct but forcefull language in which it was written caused a great sensation in the colonies and expressed its ideas in a clear way. Also some of the written things in this book serve as a pillar for the Declaration of Independence.The brilliant author of this book was named Thomas Paine.