Capitalists versus Patriots

Revolutionary War Image

Which Came First? The Capitalist or the Patriot?

Capitalism came to America in the early 1600s with The British East India Company & Dutch East India Company. Merchants invested capital in the East India Companies seeking a return on investment, hence “capitalism.” The Patriots of the American Revolution did not come about until circa 1776, with the founding of the United States of America.

The image, Jamestown, Virginia, is subject to copyright by Edna Barney. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, an administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

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