Founding Brothers Summary

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During the time of the American Revolution, there were several people who said that independence from England was not only reasonable, but bound to happen. Joseph Ellis, the author of Founding Brothers, discusses and describes some of the key founders of this country and how they reshaped history. Some Americans take what they have for granted, and they are not always thankful for what this country has given them in life. If the British were to have won the Revolutionary war, life as we know it would be extremely different and the people discussed Founding Brothers would have most likely been killed. No other country had won independence the way America did. Some were able to see the potential that America held, and at the same time, there were those who had doubts. One thing that the people of the new world had in common was their desire for freedom. In 1787, four years …show more content…
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