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Holiday Greeting - Out of Revolution a New Nation was Born

July 02, 2018

On July 4, 1776, the American colonies banded together and declared independence from Great Britain. The countries had been at war for more than a year due to a number of issues, particularly in regards to harsh taxation and a lack of representation which violated the rights of the colonists. The conflict continued for five more years.1 Here are a few other facts to share as you celebrate America’s independence this year:

• The United States formally became a free and independent nation in 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.2

• Vinegar was an important staple for soldiers fighting in the Continental Army.  It made water from creeks, rivers, and lakes more drinkable and added flavor to food. It was also a beneficial antiseptic.3

• Women fought in the revolution disguised as men. Deborah Sampson, who fought under the alias Robert Shurtliff, was discovered after being injured. She received a pension for her service.4

• Lots of famous quotes come from the American Revolution, including Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death,” and Benjamin Franklin’s “There never was a good war, or a bad peace.”5

Many Americans aren’t any happier about paying taxes today than they were back then. Give us a call if you would like to discuss tax-advantaged investing or tax minimization.

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