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MAGABACK:

Have any of you guys thought to yourselves "What does "Don't Tread On Me" Means"? I'm ganna tell u below.

MAGABACK:

The implied threat behind the slogan is that real harm will come to any person or group who might plan to step or tread on colonial Americans, in the same way that Prime Minister and Lord Frederick North had. He saw the 13 rattles as conveying how the colonies came together with unity during times of military action.

MAGABACK:

Gadsden intended the design as a warning to Great Britain not to trample the liberties of its subjects. The rattlesnake was seen in Charleston, South Carolina as a "noble and useful" animal that gave warning before it attacked.

MAGABACK:

How has its meaning evolved? In recent years, the words “Don't tread on me” have come to represent a more general opposition to government overreach in the US. The flag itself began to gain popularity in Libertarian circles as a symbol boosting minimal government beginning in the 1970s.

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Aliciaa:

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