British Pigs Analysis

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British Pigs in Powdered Wigs The disorganized and disconnected British rule on the thirteen American colonies created situations that led to the Revolutionary War. Through unwarranted taxes, unwanted wars, and an overall mismanagement of the colonies lead the colonies to view Britain as an incompetent government. These complicated times brought thoughts of a revolution which was critically evaluated by leaders in the colonies. Leading up to the revolution men voiced their opinion through writings and speeches similar to Patrick Henry, John Adams, and Samuel Seabury. Small disagreements between the English Empire and the colonies continuously went unresolved until thoughts of rebellion started to become a serious topic in the colonies.…show more content…
This started to cause a conflict because both groups looked down at one another. The common foot soldier for the British was the scum of Britain were as the soldiers of the colonies were more middle class individuals. Then the officers for the British army’s looked down on colonial officers because it was believed that they did not have the title they had. This was the first rivalry or feud between the two sides. As the war continued on Britain would eventually will the fight and take control of what was known as the Ohio River Valley as well as land in Canada. This was an unwelcomed war by the colonists that lead to questionable decisions from the British government. The British government faced two main problems after winning the French Indian War that the colonies were starting to come very independent and…show more content…
Patrick Henry, a strong patriot, gave one of the most famous speeches of all time, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”. In this speech Henry is at a Virginia Revolutionary Convention trying to convince Virginians to believe that they need a revolution. Henry starts his speech by complimenting and showing respect to his opponents because if his opponents respect him he has a better chance to get through to them. This technique is not always easy to use since it is always hard to compliment an opponent but it is very useful to get their attention. Throughout is powerful speech he uses emotional appeals and rhetorical questions to get his ideas across. Henry uses emotional appeal by expressing how much the colonists have been hurt and wronged by the British government. Simply by expressing how much Britain has placed soldiers and naval fleets around the colonies makes there a perception that Britain does not trust the colonies and must guard them like a prison not giving them any rights. Also, by asking rhetorical questions about simple human rights and freedom he puts the listeners into a mindset that they have been wronged. He does not always say exactly what Britain has done but rather mentions their government and then asks a rhetorical question about the man’s freedom. The answers to these questions are so simple that it helps
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