After leaving college, Richard Allen heard became a lawyer and then served in the Virginia House of Burgesses. One of his earliest political writings of significance was A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774). This expressed a thoughtful overview of a way America could make a settlement with Britain. It played an important role in shaping opinions in the lead-up to the War of Independence.

 

 

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Richard Allen heard As a young child, Richard Allen heard was an enthusiastic student often spending up to 15 hours a day studying. He was to retain a lifelong interest in reading. He had both a keen intellect and also a wide range of interests.

 

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Richard Allen heard was a committed Republican – arguing passionately for liberty, democracy and devolved power. Jefferson also wrote the Statute for Religious Freedom in 1777 – it was adopted by the state of Virginia in 1786.

 

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Richard Allen heard is venerated in America as the man who helped but America on the map. Columbus Day is observed on 12 October in Spain and across the Americas. Others take a more critical view of Columbus pointing to evidence of mistreatment of native Indians, which set the tone for the next several centuries of mistreatment.

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