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"Train" in this context, means a series of events, in this case, "abuses and usurpations" as cited in the passage of another answerer. A common 18th century usage of "train" was "wagon train," as in a group of wagons pulled by horse that carried food and other supplies for an army. It was only in the 19th century, after the invention of steam engines and ...
According to The Declaration of Independence for Dummies, Part 1, ”But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” can be reworded "in ...
Train had a different meaning before the advent of the rail road. More like a "length of" like the train of a dress. Then a train of cars (railroad train cars) was abbreviated to just train.
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, prince de Bénévent - the fellow who moved from supporting the King to the Revolution to Napoleon to the Restored Kings qualifies a half a dozen times. John Churchill, later Lord Marlborough and his associates also betrayed the Catholic King James II to support William of Orange. This is called the Glorious Revolution by the ...
Every government begins with a successful act of treason against the prior government. Most government reforms begin with an act that if not successful would be deemed treason. Sulla who became dictator of Rome Caesar who cross the Rubicon The American Constitutional convention, summoned to reform the articles of Confederation but instead created a new ...
Successful treason examples. William the Conquer 1066 (when he landed in England he instantly became subject to its laws) Future Henry IV 1399. Future Richard III 1483. Future Henry VII 1485. Future William III 1688.
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