The arguments that come out of this book as delievered by Jon Krakauer center around Pat’s death while serving in the Army. Arguments arose about the way the government portrayed Pat Tillman’s death to his family and to the rest of the world. Pat Tillman’s death originally wasn’t accurately disclosed as being caused by friendly fire, in which it was, but rather it was told to have been caused by the natural evils of combat and of our countries enemies. President Bush used Pat’s story as a way to promote his administration’s foreign policy. Thus leaving American’s to become conspirious about the truths of war and ethics in the Federal Government.
Looking first at the anonymous account, it is very descriptive of the events both leading up to the massacre and the massacre itself. The author has many accounts from what is believed to be the inhabitants of Boston at the time of the event and the author itself can be reasoned to be a journalist of some sort. Being a civilian of Boston, it is apparent that the author, was very irritated about the presence of the British troops stating that their being there was contrary to the people inclination, spirit of Magna Carta, and the Bill of Rights (Anonymous). It was believed that the soldiers were causing unnecessary trouble to the town and were both disrespectful and cruel to the people in return causing a negative attitude adopted towards them. In this case, the author considered the soldiers were to blame for the instigation of the massacre.
The silver engraving appears to show the British soldiers standing in a line being commanded to shoot at the colonists who are running away in fear. However this is not a reliable source because Revere was extremely biased. He was a well-known patriot and a very active member of the Sons of Liberty. He also changed aspects of the event in his depiction to sympathize with a greater audience. For example it looks like the commander is ordering the men to shoot when Captain Preston himself said, “my words were, don’t fire, stop your firing.” (Document Three) Revere also changed the color of Crispus Attucks’ skin as a way to gain more sympathy.
The Massachusetts government act deliberately changed the governing style of the colony by bringing it DIRECTLY under British control. The Quebec Act had nothing to do with the Boston Tea Party but it just happened to come up during that time and all it did was expand territory in Canada. Many thought that these laws were punishing all of Boston instead of the ones responsible for the destruction of Royal Property. Others thought all of it as violations of the their rights entirely and they completely stopped being identified as English. The harsheness of the laws made it hard for many people in the colonies to have any sort of positive feelings for
But there are other courses of the break out of the armed conflict not just polices of the British Government that are the colonies as not all of the polices where unreasonable. The reaction of the Americans to the British was also could be a reason for the outbreak. Also some events affected the break out too. In 1763 Britain started introducing some rigorous policy’s, that where made change in the colonies and this was change that the colonies didn’t really want... This was because for year they where use to being on their own and Britain taking no interest in what they do.
Do You agree with the view that, in the years 1838-48, attempts to enact the Charter failed because the Chartists political campaigns were undermined by chartist violence? I agree with the view that violence in chartist political campaigns contributed the most to it's downfall. The government often put down chartist revolts and this created government repression towards Chartism which was a major factor in it's downfall. source 5 from an Autobiography of leading Chartist Journalist, Thomas Cooper written in 1872. In this speech he talks about the violence in Longton he says, "I warned all who had been part of it that they were not the friends, but the enemies of freedom.
Zinn’s attitude throughout the entire chapter leads me to believe that he disapproves on extreme levels of the actions taken by the US during this time. On the Tonkin “attack”, he says, “It later turned out that the Gulf of Tonkin episode was a fake, that the highest American officials had lied to the public—just as they had in the invasion of Cuba under Kennedy,” (Zinn 476). The Americans, according to Zinn, worked exhaustingly to control half of Vietnam and oppose the National Liberation Front which worked to make the people free. Terrible accounts of murder, torture, and neglect are told, and it seems from Zinn’s perspective, this was an event that could have been avoided had the American government not been created with an instinctual itch for action. I was initially shocked in reading this chapter.
A Massachusetts soldier wrote in his diary in 1759 that the British troops treated the colonists “little better than slaves to their officers”(Doc D). The American militia believed that they were treated unequally by the British officers. The militia planned to not enlist again due to harsh treatment from the rigid
The British blockade kept all trades away from the Germans, including food (Ghost Liners 124).Yet, when the Germans retaliate, the Americans hate them for it. The Germans received blame for a crime that followed the rules of war blockades. America shames the Germans for killing civilians warned of the possible danger. Finally, the Lusitania allowed for the British to win in a win-win situation that their government
He did not see how it was morally right to get involved with Europe’s war when the war first broke out. The Central powers proved him wrong. Germany did not believe in restricted war zones and that started to affect the lives of the US citizens. As William Jennings Bryan states “now can we complain, if in confusion one of our boats is sunk by mistake?” German U-boats had attacked American ships because the American ships had entered areas of war. Americans were warned by Germany though just chose to ignore their warning.