What do we mean by the Re…

What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760 – 1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.

–John Adams, 2nd President of the United States of America

I was looking through my new feed on Facebook and I noticed my favorite artist/author mention about the battle that started the Revolution, and then the quote above popped into my mind. This quote is one of my favorites by him, but it is something that compels me to remind people that the Revolution was not about the war, but those who spoke of separating from the British. The end result the war began either way, but the Revolution was already happening. 

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