Factually Wrong: American Colonies and Non-violent Protest

Actually, they did politely protest the British policies. Voting was not an option, and neither was royal impeachment or marching across the ocean.

They did try non-violence first. It just didn’t work. To quote the Declaration of Independence:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

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