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AMERICAN HISTORY





Coffee, Beer and George Washington.......( this I could not pass up..)
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Beer suddenly had a rival as the most popular beverage in Prussia, strongest of the German states.
It seems imported coffee was so popular in 1775 that Frederick the Great tried to ban it in an effort to stop the flow of gold out of his country.
In 1775, the German states were major exporters of soldiers of fortune.  Britain hired 30,000 mercenaries from six German despots, more than half of them from the state of Hesse-Cassel. Many of these so-called "Hessians" would soon face off with American freedom fighters.
Most Americans are familiar with General George Washington's crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Eve 1776.  It was Hessians that Washington was after, and his forces wiped out nearly 1,400 of them in the surprise attack.

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"I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the Republic for which it stands-
one Nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all "

This is the original Pledge of Allegiance to the flag by the author, Francis Bellamy, written at the decree of President Benjamin Harrison in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America

The original words had been changed on Flag Day in 1954 by an
Act of Congress.

( do you remember what they are?)

" I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all "

I had to put that in here, not too long ago I was at an event were at the very least 30 people didn't know it,  they mumbled to make noise....some of them young people.  This was very sad.