So after the seven years war some British troops who were in charge of surveying and inventorying abandoned french forts, found stockpiles of American made supplies. You can expect a very broke England who just fought a very long war wouldn’t take to kind to know that American’s were selling to both sides.
Also before the stamp act the other taxes that England imposed on America really weren't all that bad like the sugar tax actually went from 0.06 cents to 0.03 cents. The only difference was England actually started enforcing the tax hardcore instead of allowing the American courts who were pretty leadeant about the whole thing.
The stamp act became an issue because newspapers printers and lawyers use a lot of paper and there the last people you want to piss off lol.
While rummaging through a box he found in the attic, England uncovers some old photos, along with old memories.
(These took so long to make, I hope you guys like them! I was trying to put subtle stuff in the photos to try and tell a story, I’ve never done it before so it was good practice! I might end up writing something for this if I decide to stop being lazy.)
I like that young naive America thinks if he gets kissed even on the cheeks that it automatically means he’s married.
There was no bigger fanboy for America and their fight for Indecpanence than Marquis de Lafayette. While on the road to meet the continental congress he would write letters to his wife on how wonderful everything in America was the landscapes, food, spirit, people, the women (Yah he gushed about how American women were the most beautiful he had ever seen to his wife lol) While he was recovering for his leg wound he basically just wrote letters to French elites singing America’s praises.
In my lecture on Russian history last semester the professor said that Russia beating Sweden made Russia into one of the European powers! Peter the Great was quite concerned with westernizing his nation and generally opening it to the west, and St Petersburg was meant as “a window to Europe”, and me being me I had to make a shitty joke about that :y
So out of the big 5 founding fathers George Washington is the only one not to have a formal education, His writing suffers greatly from it and often had his generals, and aids write for him.
This is the first comic in a series I hope to do more of. Basically it’s just Washington shirking his duties to help America write his weekly letter to England his aids (just to showcase their different personalities.)
This is Henry Knox and he was super polite and good mannered. Out of Washington’s generals he was the most pleasant and hardly (if ever) argued with Washington. Basically Washington would give him a job and Henry Knox would do it with no complaints and do it well. He also was great at parties and in conversion.
The Mickiewicz Legion was a group of Polish radical revolutionaries who went to Italy (Rome, Milano, Genoa,…) in order to fight after the Polish revolution failed. Their leader was a feminist poet with an interesting hair style. I couldn’t find many sources on them so most of it is Wikipedia, so if I have some Polish followers who can give me more info that would be amazing!