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|🇺🇸| Alfred F. Jones  ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀❝This nation will remain the land of ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀the free only so long as it ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀remains the home of the brave.❞ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀


"The voices in my head tell me to go pledge myself to King Cotton or to go against it."

How the Spanish-American War actually began xd


⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Philadelphia, PA 1774-1777⠀⠀
⠀⠀Alfred moved to Philadelphia at the time of the first Continental Congress meeting. This happened at the carpenters hall, in secret from the British. Every colony but Georgia sent representatives, signifying that the colonies were uniting. They talked of gaining freedom while still under British rule, suggested by Joseph Galloway, but it wasn't a very popular opinion. During the meeting Benjamin Franklin was in England, presenting the colonists' demands to repeal the intolerable acts to parliament in person. The Continental Association was created, barring trade with Britain until their demands were met. These efforts proved to be ineffective, King George III's response to the colonists' demands was "The die is now cast. The colonies must submit or triumph."⠀⠀
⠀⠀The intolerable acts weren't repealed. As agreed on the congress met again in 1775, also in Philadelphia. This meeting launched the war, although fighting had begun a month earlier.⠀⠀
⠀⠀During the same time the second continental congress was meeting, the Virginia convention in Richmond met. It is here where they began discussions of how to care out the war, although it wasn't until the year after that they wrote the Declaration of Independence which served as the official reasons for the war. It is at this convention that Patrick Henry spoke his famous words, "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Independence Day 2017

⠀⠀"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."- First two sentences of the Declaration of Independence⠀⠀
⠀⠀On July 4th, 1776 America declared it's independence from Great Britain.⠀⠀
⠀⠀The Declaration of Independence was used as justification for the revolution, as it includes a list of charges against the British king. This list had 27 charges, the first 12 involve King George III's establishment of tyrannical authority in place of representative government. 13 through 22 involve how the parliament destroyed the colonists' right to self-rule. The last 5 abuses tell of specific actions that the King took to abandon the colonies and wage war against them. Listing these 27 abuses justified the colonists' reason to war, feeling as if their rights as British citizens gradually had eroded over time.⠀⠀
⠀⠀Today this holiday is celebrated all over the country, whether the person knows a lot about it, the basic meaning, or just like the many firework displays around the country. Each year Americans are expected to spend around $7 billion on decorations, beef, alcohol, etc,. How this holiday is celebrated just goes to show how much pride citizens hold for their country. Happy 241st birthday to the United States of America.⠀⠀
Images used in slides-
1: Art by 庭 on Pixiv⠀
2: John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence" July 4, 1776⠀
3: Fox News' 2017 4th of July Video

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Boston, MA 1760-1774⠀⠀
⠀⠀The first year of being in Boston is the same year the Great Fire of 1760 had happened, only the one in the long line of conflagrations that occurred in the city. 174 houses, 175 warehouses, shops, and other buildings were damaged. The damages cost £53,334, with only £3,000 of repairs coming from the Massachusetts colonial legislature immediately. In the next few months donations from around the Empire would be sent in as word of disaster spread.⠀
⠀This was only the start of an eventful 14 years of living in Boston. Two of the most famous events in Boston, the Massacre and the Tea Party happened while he lived in the city. Although Alfred didn't directly participate he heard about it, adding to his feelings about certain things.⠀
⠀Despite the Boston Massacre not really being a "Massacre" (only 5 killed, 6 injured - also how the British soldiers were provoked with stones being thrown at them, not just killing in cold blood) it was described as such in propaganda to bring more people on the side of the revolutionaries. The Tea Party is a tipping point for Alfred, finally coming to terms with what he wanted and what he thought that his people wanted.⠀
⠀⠀In these years a lot changed. Alfred grew up a lot, and his mindset changed along with his body. By 1774 Alfred knew that it was time for independence, he firmly knew that that would be best for his people. Although before this he had known about the growing feelings in his people, watching the various events and hearing about them. He moved to Philadelphia for the formation of the Continental Congress, thus beginning him being formally involved in the revolution.
Images used in slides-
1: Art by kaoringring on Tumblr⠀
2: Map of Boston in 1760, showing the extent of the Great Fire (dotted area)⠀
3: Famous Boston Massacre engraving by Paul Revere, colored by Christian Remick, and printed by Benjamin Edes⠀
4: 1770 View of Boston harbor by Franz Xaver Habermann⠀
5: Map of Boston 1770⠀
6: The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor, Nathaniel Currier⠀

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀New York, NY 1699-1760 ⠀⠀
⠀⠀As part of the middle colonies, New York had began to become a large part in the colonies. People traveled in for business, and it being a port city helped keep it a center for boats. In 1754 the French and Indian war began, but Alfred didn't fight in it. At the time he was physically too young, but this didn't mean the colonists didn't go fight. They were mocked by the British for being "a untrained, ragtag group" when doing so, leading to the creation of the song "Yankee Doodle".⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀The war hadn't ended before he left New York for Boston. The decision to leave the city was brought on by the want to explore more of the cities that were growing, and Boston was the one Alfred chose. Later he would return to New York, but older and with a different mindset.⠀⠀
⠀⠀Moving Alfred to New York was a step to keep him more involved in the colonies, as he was growing older and able to handle it more with all he had learnt. During this time he was only about 13 physically, but in the next few years a lot of changes would be happening.
Images used in slides-
1: Art by 零@通販始めた on Pixiv⠀
2: New York Harbor Map 1700⠀
3: Side of "History of the university and colleges of Cambridge v.1" View of New York City 1750⠀
4: George Washington in the French and Indian War⠀
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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Jamestown, VA 1624-1699⠀⠀

⠀⠀When Alfred had been moved here it sort of signified the crowns now control over the colonies. (This also left him to avoid the "Starving Times" and other difficulties that building a new settlement brought.) In 1624, the colonies were made into Crown colonies and the Virginia Company was dissolved, but the colonies still were there for the purpose of providing goods to their mother country. Jamestown mainly produced tobacco, which drove the town into building more ports and warehouses, growing the city even more.⠀
At this same time the Puritans (Pilgrims) were learning more about their new home, expanding into what is the New England area. In 1639 the Providence Plantations colony was founded by Roger Williams after being expelled from the Massachusetts colony - the Puritans. He later established the Rhode Island colony from a charter he got in 1641, combining the two colonies.⠀
Around 1680 the middle colonies of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware began growing in prominence. The city of New York was one of the fastest growing cities at the time, with people from New England and Germany along with the existing Dutch population plus the addition of slaves causing this. -⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-⠀-
⠀Alfred would have lived in Jamestown until it was deemed necessary to move him in 1699. It was in this year that Jamestown was replaced with Williamsburg as the capital of Virginia. It was at this time when Alfred moved to New York for the first time. He had begun to grow older and it was decided to move him closer to more important areas.
Images used in slides-
1: Art by Unknown (share if you know)⠀
2: The Landing of the Colonists, Smith, E. Boyd, 1906⠀
3: Drawing of James Forte at Jamestowne⠀
4: New York 1690, Anton Joseph Friedrich Schultz ⠀
5: Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island⠀
6: Map of English Colonies in America in 1689

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Living in England 1588-1624⠀⠀

⠀⠀The first years spent with Arthur were uneventful. No colonies had been created, and it was still uncertain when one would be formed. The Virginia Company was granted a charter, and in 1607 the Virginia colony was formed. These first settlements, otherwise known as Joint Stock Colonies, are considered to be the start of colonial America. They were used to gain profit for their owners, the Virginia Company. The plan had originally been to create these small towns with workers to grow crops/ get materials that seemed plentiful in the New World, not so much on the island these people came from. More colonies had begun to settle outside of Jamestown, founded by different groups of people. In 1620, 102 settlers (half the famous "pilgrims") landed in Plymouth Bay, MA instead of Virginia. New England was formed by the Puritans to achieve their religious freedom they weren't given in Britain. ⠀
⠀Alfred would have lived with Arthur through all this, since the crown didn't directly "own" the colonies yet. When the Virginia Company's charter was revoked and Virginia became a Crown Colony in 1624, Alfred was moved to Jamestown, beginning his residency in America.⠀
Images used in slides-
1: Art by Kuri on Pixiv⠀
2: Robert Johnson, Nova Britannia: Offring Most Excellent Fruites by Planting in Virginia (London, 1609)⠀
3: Virginia Company Seal⠀
4: Land Granted by Charter to the Virginia Company in 1609⠀
5: Pilgrims Landing at Plymouth, 1620⠀

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Roanoke Island⠀

⠀⠀It started in 1585, when "Roanoke Island" was founded. This settlement, also called "The Lost Colony", disappeared for reasons unknown today. For some it has become forgotten, as it never lasted long enough to play a role in American history. When it was settled, the colonists were left with limited supplies, told they would be provided with a new shipment in a few months. It took years for the ship to arrive. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀In these years the British were fending off the Spanish, unable to spare a ship to travel back to Roanoke. In 1588 when they finally were able to go back, it was as if the colony had disappeared. The crew found a skeleton, the word "Croatoan" carved into a tree, thought to be a native tribe living in the area who either took the colonists in, or killed them. Of course, the most important thing, they found Alfred. Amongst the crew there was Arthur, who had made the decision to take the child home. This discovery had brought hope to create the new colonies, even if the first had failed.⠀⠀
⠀To this day it is unknown where Alfred came from, if he was from the supposed tribe who killed the colonists, or showed up, marking the changes that would soon occur in this New World. When asked, he doesn't know himself. Probably caused by the mysteries surrounding Roanoke, and what actually happened to it. If one day it is found out, maybe that memory will return to him.⠀
Images used in slides-
1: Art by H2O-kun on DeviantArt
2: Illustration of a map of Roanoke Island from the 1590 edition of Thomas Hariot's Briefe and True Account of the New Found Land of Virginia
3: Village of Secoton in Roanoke, illustration by Governor John White, 1585
4: Coming back to Roanoke and finding "Croatoan" carved into a tree, hand-colored woodcut, 1591

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀в ι o g r a p н y


Country Name: United States of America⠀

Country Age: 241⠀


Human Name: Alfred Franklin Jones⠀

Nickname: Al⠀

Age: 21⠀

Gender: Male⠀

Birthday: July 4th⠀

Languages: English, semi-fluent in Spanish⠀⠀

Place of Residence: Washington, D.C.⠀

Religion: Protestant (not very dedicated/ doesn't practice very much)


Personality: Alfred is a cheerful, energetic and conceited man. Often he says what's on his mind, and can be loud. He has a habit of sticking his nose into other people's business, not caring if they want him to or not. To many events in the world that he isn't involved in he can be ignorant, choosing to focus on what happens in his own country and different things he gets involved. He gives respect towards people he feels has earned it, not following the old "respect your elders" rule.⠀

Likes: Sports, Video Games, Aliens, etc.,⠀

Dislikes: Ghosts, Nagging, etc.,⠀


Height: 6' (182.88 cm)⠀

Weight: 185 lbs⠀

Hair: Short, blond hair with a piece of hair sticking up.⠀

Eyes: Sky blue, nearsighted⠀

Accent: Midwestern/ Northeast⠀

Other: Wears black/ grey, rectangular, wire framed glasses.⠀

Art by: jrjane on Tumblr⠀

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1. Be literate. Please try to use a minimum of 4-5 sentences, limit spelling + grammar errors. Do not use text talk, "*,~", or emojis.⠀

2. Muse doesn't equal admin. You cannot blame me for anything that my muse does/ thinks/ says.⠀

3. Don't control my character, if I see this happening I will either ask you to stop, or end the Rp.⠀

4. Specify whether you want to Rp over a post, kik or DM. I prefer to Rp over kik, and do not favor post but I do understand if you are unable to use something.⠀

5. I will Rp with OC's if you have a well-developed, accurate character. Provide me with a bio, (not a horribly long one, please...) and I will decide whether I will Rp with you or not. (@/aphsomalia and @/senorita.mexico are great examples.)⠀

6. I don't need to be reminded to reply to an Rp. I'm relatively good at keeping track of what I need to do. With that being said if I don't reply within two days then I am most likely busy, as I have school and different after school activities.⠀

7. I live in the Central Time Zone (CT). I may not be awake at the same times you are, so don't expect a reply at weird times.⠀

8. I prefer not to Rp self-harm or rape. I will not Rp pregnancy or character death under any circumstances. I will not Rp smut as it does not interest me.⠀

9. Please don't expect me to Rp Alfred as he is in canon. Some things will differ, at least skim through the bio I made for him. ⠀

10. If you want to Rp a ship please inform me beforehand as to what you would like it to be. If you do not see a ship listed then ask, I will tell whether I will do it or not.⠀
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Art by: アヨ on Pixiv

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