Freedom is Expensive

The Revolutionary War, fought between 1775 and 1783 cost $101 million then or about $2.4 billion today. That number includes only the cost of military operations. If you include interest on borrowed money and veterans’ benefits, costs are higher. The number of Revolutionary War dead totaled 4,435 out of a population of 2.75 million. Proportionally, that’s equal to 525,000 dead today. Be very appreciative and celebrate the 4th.

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