by Hugo Salinas Price, Plata:
In 1750, the population of the thirteen colonies of England in North America was 2,148,000.
By the 1670’s, collection of taxes owed to the British Crown by settlers in North America had become problematic, as registered in his “Diary” by John Evelyn.
By 1775, the collection of taxes to be paid by the Americans involved resistance by gunfire on their part.
In January 1776, Thomas Paine published a piece with the title “Common Sense”. Paine was a brilliant writer and a firebrand for Revolution with the same objectives and the same mentality as the French revolutionaries of 1789. Among his revolutionary proposals, his call for Independence from Great Britain was massively successful, and gained the support of practically everyone in the 13 colonies; Paine’s idea of Independence was the great motivator of the men who carried out the separation of the Colonies from Great Britain.