Dec. 16, 1773 Today I was in my office writing some more essays and thoughts when my landlord came in and said, "There's a massive protest on tea after a lot was thrown into the harbor." The mob, aggressively punishing British merchants, swept through the streets. I decided to investigate so I headed downtown and saw the mob. Running, screaming, acting like animals, the mob went from merchant to merchant embarrassing them. I wanted to help but realized that Figure 1: Memake beforeitthe revolution would worse. I walked in an opposite direction and found a cafĂŠ. Which to my surprise I saw a graduate from kingâ€™s college there. I asked if I could talk with him, he was wondering why and asked him about the college and he said that he enjoyed it there This is when they noticed me and to my surprise they took me back to my house packed me up and took me to New York City. They are the first friends that I have in the colonies. We proceeded by speaking for our rights and complaining about the British until word got around. At that moment, I realized we started something that wonâ€™t be stopped. -A. Ham
Oct. 20 1781 The siege of Yorktown The battle had many casualties. Today we started marching towards Yorktown. Where we believe we can finally end the Revolution. We came with the French they brought many solders and our plan is to cut off supplies and reinforcements. Most of the men here are wondering if this is the end and it just might be. Now we are at the fort that the British are hiding in George Washington suggested a siege to weaken their defenses. I thought it was a brilliant idea and we voted to see if that was our plan. I was in Figure 2: A representation of the "American outside the tent when I saw a white handkerchief Snake" on a stick. I wondered was this the end was the revolution finally over there is only one time to know and that is tomorrow.
March 13, 1783 There was no way this wasn't worth it. As I got back from Yorktown many of my friends left to go to Paris, but I was left in New York. I got home to see merchants. Selling goods. Even after a year the same is happening merchants selling goods but we still don't have a bank. The situation in Paris isn't getting better. Now we are letting in the people we kicked out? I had no idea what to do at the time so I did what I could do talk. I decided to be a lawyer and ended up being in the first murder Figure 3: The American representatives trial. After all that has happened in the whole process of this revolution I wonder, Was it worth it. The revolution changed our rights and our government. While giving me a chance to "rise up."
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