If a soldier stepped out of line, they would receive not one but 30 to 40 lashes ;
For pay soldiers received $6.60 per month;
Colonel received $75.00 per month;
2 Do we have the draft in the US now?
Fall Out of Line, I Dare You “ A smaller mutiny took place in the New Jersey line, involving two hundred men who defied their officers… the three ringleaders were tried, one was pardoned and two were shot by firing squads made up of their friends, who wept as they pulled the triggers. It was an ‘example’ Washington said.” 2 In the United States Military, could this still happen today?
In 1776, the need for independence rises greatly with increased violence;
The colonies needed foreign help to fund their efforts;
They will find it from France [ they still had a bad taste in their mouth from loosing Canada ];
Not all of the colonies will declare independence at the same time;
In June, Thomas Jefferson is selected to create a declaration, the Declaration of Independence…
The Declaration of Independence When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government. 3