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View Poll Results: Who were the real domestic terrorists?
The people of the 13 colonies 6 20.69%
The British Government 5 17.24%
Neither 18 62.07%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-19-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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The people in the 13 colonies?

The British Government?
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:15 AM
 
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"Terrorist" is a relative term.

No terrorists see themself as a terrorist. They all think they are right and the other side are the terrorists.

Both sides were terrorists in this question.

Muslem extremists are terrorists.

The U.S. Government are terrorists.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:22 AM
 
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Terrorism is a pretty clearly defined term and has to do with the tactic of direct attacks on civilians to instill fear. Given that the 13 colonies were fighting on their own territory, they were probably not attacking the civilians that often. It could be said that they did use guerilla warfare which is a different thing.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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The people of the 13 colonies, of course. They actually had to gall to rail against the King of England who had done so much for them! And all because he wanted to collect taxes and such from them -- how dare he!?!
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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The term terrorism was first used during the French Revoltution...later on a failed assassination of Napoleon they called those envolved terrorist.The Tories here called us rebels the rebels called themselves Patriots remember Ben Franklin was the radical where his son was for the Crown they never repaired their relationship.Who ever said old men can't start a Revoltution is dead wrong our history is full of them they not only risked their lives but their fortunes and family against the Tyranny of government.The forced quartering of British troops during colonial times is a form of government terrorism.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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The people of the 13 colonies, of course. They actually had to gall to rail against the King of England who had done so much for them! And all because he wanted to collect taxes and such from them -- how dare he!?!
How come you don't live in England if you respect the Monarchy so much?
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Can a government, really terrorize it's own citizens?
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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Can a government, really terrorize it's own citizens?
Of course they can. Wilson did it by putting people in internment camps.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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Of course they can. Wilson did it by putting people in internment camps.
I guess FDR did that too.

WOW!


Didn't Wilson and FDR call them the terrorists?
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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The people of the 13 colonies, of course. They actually had to gall to rail against the King of England who had done so much for them! And all because he wanted to collect taxes and such from them -- how dare he!?!
Not all of the people of the 13 colonies were united, especially in the South. In New England, there was little sympathy to the Crown. But this was not true throughout the colonies.

The American Revolution in South Carolina and Georgia was more of a civil war than a fight for independence, with all the bloodshed and nastiness that entails. The difference between the character of the Revolution in those states with that in the other states may have been the first indication that the Union was bound to eventually fall apart, although IMO SC and Georgia walking out of the Constitutional Convention over Franklin's unsuccessful proposal to incorporate gradual emancipation into the Constitution was the first act which made the Civil War the most inevitable war in history.
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