Colonial Toasts

Colonial Toasts - Mone 1 Trevor Mone Dr. Jolly History 251...

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Mone 1 Trevor Mone Dr. Jolly History 251 February 28, 2008 Colonial Toasts There were several changes in the toasts colonists would celebrate throughout the colonial America. Some of the earliest toasts were done because of the colonist’s recognition of the British acts. A few years later these toasts would be about freedom from the British. Some of the last form of toasts was celebrating the new American government. British people breaking their ties with England were one of the earliest reasons to toast and celebrate. One example of this is Wilmington signing his resignation in 1765 to the British government to close the stamp office (Going to the Source 99). This is important because it was one of the first acts of separation from the English government. In this case the colonists used “huzzas, liquors, and three cheers (Going to the Source 99). The fact that they celebrated in this form showed that the colonists did not feel entirely separate from the British government but they were on the way to do so. This first type of toast was celebrating Liberty (Going to the
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