The American Revolution has been cast as a fight for freedom and justice, a fight against tyranny and taxation without representation. The real sourse of conflict was the Proclamation Line and a threat to slavery. The so-called Founding Fathers were anything but a cohesive group with a comman agenda. This class will examine the stark disparity between the colonies and the conflicting World Views that joined in forming a nation-state. It was not a gathering of visionaries creating a land of freedom and justice; it was more of tow opposing magnets forced into a package that was certain to explode.