The Founding Fathers Send A Message Through Time About The Importance Of Independence

Samuel Adams and Paul Revere put a time capsule in Independence Hall that they hoped would send the message of American Independence so that future Americans would see it and be reminded of the importance of it.


The founders appeared to be showing future Americans how important it is to be independent. They included reminders of American history that date way back into the 1600’s when the rebellious colonists were making their own coins against the wishes of England.


Samuel Adams included the 1652 “Pine Tree Schilling” which was made despite the fact that their British rulers did not allow it.


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  • Reply July 14, 2021


    Love it or hate it, the Second Amendment provides the constitutional framework for American gun laws. As with all things constitutional, Americans are adapting h-century laws to fit t-century lives. But in reality, the concerns of the Founding Fathers had little to do with either side’s position in the modern gun-control debate. None of the issues animating that debate — from “stand your ground” laws to assault weapons bans — entered into the Founders’ thinking. Yet because both sides in debates about the Second Amendment invoke what the Founders would have thought, it’s important to look at what they actually intended.

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