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CSPAN
Nov 27, 2015 4:25pm EST
, when george washington, great hero of the american revolution, when he retired, well, retired the first time, this guy retired a lot of times. they kept pulling him back. they gave him a big banquet and said we want to thank you on behalf of your country, meaning virginia. and on behalf of the empire, meaning this united states thing, conglommeration thing. and even thomas jefferson, he always said, my country was virginia. so the u.s. and the 13 states were initially part of a big british empire. in fact, only half of the british colonies got together and went in to revolution. there were a bunch of others and you think, why did canada or quebec or newfoundland or west indies join? it's a big story. they didn't join. so what happened is when these country states got together and 13 of them -- actually, there were 14 because vermont broke off from new york and nobody acknowledged it when that happened. poor vermont. what happened is they were -- they felt different from each other. for example, i like to point out minnesota and jamaica. both british colonies. not one nation under
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2015 9:10am EST
states. for example, when george washington, great hero of the american revolution, when he retired the first time, he retired a lot of times. they kept pulling him back, poor fellow. when he retired the first time, he went to virginia and they had a big banquet and they said that they wanted to thank him for his great sacrifices on behalf of his country, meaning virginia, and on behalf of the empire, meaning this united states conglomeration. even thomas jefferson, when you -- he wrote about virginia, he said my country. so the u.s. and the 13 states were initially part of a big british empire, only half of the british colonies went into revolution. there were a bunch of others. but you think, why didn't canada or quebec, or newfoundland, the west indies, why did they not join? they didn't. what happened when these countries, states got together, , there were 14 of them come a vermont broke off from new york, no one acknowledged it. what happened is that they were, they felt, very different from each other. for example, i like to point out minnesota and jamaica, both british colonies,
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