The Impact of the "Join or Die" Cartoon

Talk With History: Discover Your History Road Trip

Mar 4 2024 • 5 mins

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This episode of Talk with History, hosted by Scott, focuses on the historical significance of the Join or Die cartoon, created by Benjamin Franklin in 1754, amidst growing unrest in the American colonies. The cartoon, featuring a segmented snake representing the colonies, served as a powerful call to unity and action, emphasizing that disunity equates to weakness.

Beyond revisiting this pivotal moment, the episode announces the launch of HistoryOrDie.org, a new initiative to foster a community of history creators and enthusiasts.

This site is designed to aggregate high-quality, unbiased historical content and support creators through community building and merchandise sales, reflecting the host's dedication to promoting unity and collaboration, drawing from his experience as a Navy officer.

HistoryOrDie.org

00:00 Introduction and Announcements

00:44 Journey Back to 1754: The Unrest in American Colonies

00:58 The Birth of a Powerful Symbol: The Join or Die Cartoon

02:14 The Impact and Legacy of the Join or Die Cartoon

03:04 Introducing HistoryOrDie.org: A New Initiative

03:49 The Vision and Mission of HistoryOrDie.org

04:35 Supporting the Community and Wrapping Up

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