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The Lost PowerPoint Slides (4th of July Edition)

FireworksJohn Hancock proposes boycott of British East India Company tea to Colonial housewives, 1769 (slide 4)

  • I agree tea is lovely but coffee is good too
  • Because, this will hurt British
  • Yes, my signature is big
  • No, not indicative of anything else, Madame.

Paul Revere delivers Suffolk Resolves to First Continental Congress, 1774 (final slide)

To recap:

  • no British goods
  • raise militia
  • ignore British rule
  • Intolerable Acts — really intolerable.

Thomas Paine presents Common Sense in Philadelphia, 1776 (slide 3)

Being part of Britain — third problem:

  • drag America into unnecessary wars.

Jefferson previews first draft of Declaration of Independence to other committee members, 1776 (slide 4)

Unalienable rights — further explanation:

  • not being killed or life?
  • freedom from slavery or liberty?
  • pursuit of happiness or — swag, property, bling?
  • open to suggestions…

Jacques-Donatien Le Ray invites Benjamin Franklin to stay at his fully staffed mansion in Paris, 1776 (slide 12)

  • As I love liberty, and believe all men are equal
  • Use my mansion in Passy
  • No electricity experiments is all I ask
  • France and America will always be great friends!

Baron von Steuben drills Continental Army at Valley Forge, 1778 (slide 12)

Key elements of Prussian order:

  • bad food
  • harsh conditions
  • severe discipline
  • “friendship” of your fellow soldier.

Washington farewell address, 1796 (slide 7)

Further, regarding sectionalism:

  • not so sure a two-party state is a good idea.
Happy holiday to everyone in the States, including all the busy bloggers and alltop. Thanks to d4rr3ll for the fireworks photo. Originally published July 4, 2008.


  1. My wife -for my birthday- is letting me buy The Amadeus Net.

    But if I pay extra, can I get it in a font that looks like glued on magazine letters?

    BTW, I will need the book faxed

  2. Certainly, and as an added bonus, I can send you photos of the real LOBO, here in Southwestern Ontario!

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