In Document A, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms, it is written that the American people feel they have been wronged by England because their rights are restricted and wish for these basic rights to happiness and such. With Document B, Thomas Paine writes in Common Sense that to obtain these rights the Americans so desire they must go to war with Britain first to drive Britain out of America so they can have the capacity to make their laws and rights just how they would like. In the words of Thomas Paine, “tis time to part.” In Document E, a letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, Abigail asked that when making decisions that the political representatives took women into account. She also warned against letting males’ natural tyrannical nature get the best of them in their decision making. Once the Americans got rid of the British, they could move forward and give people their rights.
From the moment that the American colonist became a nation they began starting to see the disrespect from Britain. Britain treated America as their “sister” country and violated many of their rights, such as interfering with U.S. trades with the West Indies and searching and seizing U.S ships. America declared war to teach Britain a lesson that they deserved after the long years of their hostility towards them. The US was no longer going to be pushed around by Britain and the war on England in 1812 was very well justified. The many acts against America from Britain were very well justified reasons for America to declare war against them.
However, many of the problems are the same. Directly after the American Revolution came the problem of how to ease tensions between our new nation and Great Britain. Not only had we fought a war against them, but had also allied ourselves with France. Because of this treaty, we had to fight anyone that France did and they also had tensions with the English. Fearing the possibility of war while the nation was repairing itself, Washington dissolved the treaty between us which naturally angered France.
In 1775, the Second Continental Congress met in response to the battle of Lexington and Concord, to discuss what the next move for America should be. Everybody agreed to support war, but the aim for the war was not unanimous. The radical members wanted complete independence from the crown(people including Adams and Patrick Henry, while the moderate members wanted to reconcile with the crown. With much discussion, the members of the Congress agreed on the Olive Branch Petition, which was a final appeal to the king. This led to a decision for the king: cope with our demands, or we fight for our independence.
Napoleon centralized the governmental systems and settled the French relationship with the Catholic Church. When Napoleon continued to take over countries, people began to realize that Napoleon was self-obsessed and was not in favor for the people. There were many things that contributed to Napoleon earning the title of a tyrant. Napoleon would do almost anything for power and control. He was overconfident with himself and took conquering too far, such as trying the Continental System to defeat Great Britain.
The colonies debated England's power to tax them and did not wish to be taxed without representation. Consequently the American Revolution began, and the probability of the colonies winning was not bright, but the patriots were willing to fight to become a free, independent nation. The Patriots used several different strategies to defeat the “Lobster Backs.” During and after the war, people began thinking of extremely radical ideas that were exceptionally revolutionary of the time. There were numerous, significant people that contributed to military intelligence of the American Revolution. With the odds against the colonies, George Washington kept the revolution alive by staying one step ahead of the British.
Maximillien Robespierre was a man with drastic reformatory aspirations. He considered the general will to be a necessity and resorted to the Terror because he wished to create a temporary dictatorship in order to save the Republic. He praised the revolution and disguised the gruesomeness of his actions and intentions by reasoning that the Terror was virtuous since it defended the Republic. The Jacobins were liberal radicalists who wished for a central government, control over the economy, and universal suffrage. With the replacement of the Girondins faction in 1793, the Jacobins had complete control of the National Convention, and France as a nation.
If the USA joined the League, it would mean agreeing with the colonies and empires idea and it would also mean that the League would be in control of Britain and France. The Legislative doesn’t want us being under control of France and Britain because we are more powerful than both those countries and we have pride in our country. Being the under the League’s control could cost us anything. The League could force us to give money or soldiers to help sort out other countries’ disputes. USA is powerful because of our isolationism from other foreign countries and if we joined the League, it would mean that we would be under control of Britain and France and we would be like dummies; doing whatever the puppet master told us to do.
Unit 1 Essay: Regulation of Speech on the Internet I believe that while speech on the Internet should be regulated there will still be no way to completely control what is said by different Internet users on the Web. Plus there are instances that a person may be being sarcastic with one of their friends online but if read by others, it could be taken out of context and be seen as rude or hateful. That is only on a small scale though. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. The First Amendment gave each and every United States citizen the right to free speech.
When they won the French and Indian War, England had to make a few reforms. King George III declared the Proclamation of 1763, which forbid American colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains in an effort the stabilize relations with the Native Americans. However this angered many colonists who had land grants there and in turn, the Proclamation Line was ignored. This was the start of a series of disagreements between the two lands, as the American citizens began to gain a stronger taste for independence. Enlightenment writers such as John Locke, who patented the idea that it