Miguel led the Toastmasters meeting with a theme of “What You May Not Have Known About the American Revolution.” The American Revolution took place between 1765-1783 and resulted in the independence of the USA from the British Empire. Miguel touched on early tensions of the 7-Years War, where the British suffered a series of defeats against the French and their Native American allies. The French were later allies of the Americans, and helped them defeat the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), thus winning independence and establishing the United States of America. Miguel discussed points of unrest for the Americans, including oppressive taxation and the Stamp Act, and the Boston Tea Party. He also talked about unique facts about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and the end of the war in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Thanks, Miguel, for being our Toastmaster!
While there was no official speaker for the evening, the group enjoyed impromptu speaking opportunities through Table Topics questions and a debate. Molly led our Table Topics session. Her questions included: How do you feel about surprise birthday parties?; What’s your favorite ride at an amusement park?; What kinds of things really make you laugh?; How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?; What is the difference between living and existing?; What is your opinion of murder hornets?; and, If you could build the perfect ice cream sundae, what would be on it?
Erin was our Debate Master with a fun topic – Should pizzas be served on a round or square pan? The square pan side won the debate.
Our word of the day was independence, a noun. We had 8 attendees, including two guests. Thank you all for joining!