The country of America formally came into existence three hundred years ago initially as a colony or overseas territory of the British Empire and eventually as an independent nation in its own right. Several significant events have taken place over the centuries that have shaped American history. The following are some interesting facts associated with US History that are worth knowing.
A Country Founded on Masonic Faith
The early founders of America are believed to have been of the Masonic Faith. Historians argue that George Washington was himself a Mason and that the entire growth of the urban landscape was carried out in keeping with a Masonic Paradigm. There are several Masonic halls and lodges in different parts of both North and South America.
Boston Tea Party Serves as a Trigger for Independence Movement
The American war of Independence was triggered by an incident known as the Boston Tea Party. This was when Americans refused to pay the British the taxes that were charged for tea consumption even though tea was then growing on American soil.
Gave Asylum to Pilgrim Fathers
Early America was a country of refuge for the pilgrim fathers, the puritan priests who fled the climate of persecution in England at the time. Many of them settled down in America for good.
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