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Here is an article which concludes that: the most significant achievement of the lodge [Les Neuf Sœurs] was its immense support of the American Revolution. More specifically: Because of his leadership position, Franklin was able to use the lodge to acquire financial aid for America, to develop friendships needed for the fulfillment of his diplomatic ...


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Question: Did the 'founding fathers' of the United States see Oliver Cromwell as a role model? Oliver Cromwell died 1658, more than a century before the Declaration of Independence. Cromwell was religious fanatic, a regicidal dictator who waged religious genocide. He was the founding fathers worst nightmare, their model of what not to do. Can you ...


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I do think that the fact that Cromwell's sect of Puritans mostly emigrating to Massachusetts is part of the reason that the first shots of the revolution were fired there. There must have been, only a few generations later, a seething dislike of the crown. Think about supper table talk. No doubt that many were the grandchildren of people that fought in ...


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