Join, or Die Rustic Flag
Join, or Die Rustic Flag
Join, or Die Rustic Flag

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Join, or Die Rustic Flag

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Display your flag proudly to show your love for our country in your home

JOIN, or DIE. is a political cartoon attributed to Benjamin Franklin. The original publication by the Gazette on May 9, 1754,[1] is the earliest known pictorial representation of colonial union produced by a British colonist in America.[2] It is a woodcut showing a snakecut into eighths, with each segment labeled with the initials of one of the American colonies or regions. New England was represented as one segment, rather than the four colonies it was at that time. Delawarewas not listed separately as it was part of Pennsylvania. Georgia, however, was omitted completely. Thus, it has eight segments of a snake rather than the traditional 13 colonies.[3] The two northernmost British American colonies at the time, Nova Scotiaand Newfoundland, were not represented, nor were any British Caribbean possessions. The cartoon appeared along with Franklin's editorial about the "disunited state" of the colonies, and helped make his point about the importance of colonial unity. It became a symbol of colonial freedom during the American Revolutionary War. Wikipidia.org

 

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