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.
Speech to the Virginia Convention - Patrick Henry Part 1: Rhetorical Question "Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconcilation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love?" - Paragraph 3 Part 2: Allusion "Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss....Let us not deceive ourselves, sir." - Paragraph 2 Patrick Henry was a revolutionary orator advocating for the independence in Virginia during the 1700's. In "the Speech to the Virginia Convention," Henry implored the audience to seriously consider preparing Virginia for the imminent revolution.
And what else would help with that but some well placed, well used rhetorical strategies? Banneker starts off with an allusion, his first rhetorical strategy. He reminds Thomas Jefferson of the recent Revolutionary War, and how Britain basically held America as it's slave. Jefferson didn't know what truly being free felt like, so they fought for freedom. And this is the reason this allusion works.
Henry pleads with the people to not deceive them. In the remaining paragraphs of Henry’s speech, reasons are given as to why he supposes that war is not only unavoidable but that it had actually already begun. In doing everything to avert the situation at hand, they were now prostrated in attempting reconciliation to England. Even though they had taken this position of the matter, England acted in response with tyrannical hands toward them. Henry viewed this response as violent and an insult.
Another reason that helped the U.S. win the Revolutionary War was the intervention of France, Spain, and the Netherlands in the conflict made a crucial difference. It is highly improbable that the U.S. could have won its independence without the assistance of France, Spain, and Holland. Fearful of losing its sugar colonies in the West Indies, Britain was unable to concentrate its military forces in the American colonies. Lastly, the third reason why U.S. won the Revolutionary War was the breadth of popular support for the Revolutionary. The Revolution would have failed miserably without the participation of thousands of ordinary farmers, artisans, and laborers who put themselves into the line of fire.
Written at the beginning of the Revolution, Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” became a driving force and motivated the colonists to strengthen their determination for America’s independence. In this political pamphlet Paine both attests that there are natural rights everyone is entitled to and draws a sharp line between society and government. In doing so Paine also divides himself into a pre-Revolution idealist and a Revolutionary materialist. This conflict between the idealist and materialistic perspective follows Paine through the entirety of his work. Paine declares that the time to form a Continental union is now and that changes need to be made that will not only affect the present but also future generations.
He gained supplies and his army’s faith in the cause was renewed. A little while later Washington's army attacked Princeton and the same outcome transpired, more supplies and a boost in faith. Although the battles of Trenton and Princeton did help the American cause those supplies didn't last forever. The colonists needed a victory, one bigger than Trenton or Princeton, one that would get the French to join their cause. The Battle of Saratoga was the major turning point in the American Revolution.
As President of the United States Abraham Lincoln not only played a major role during the civil war but also in the events preceding the war and his presidency. Lincoln was running for President in a country united by law but separated by political, social and economic differences. After winning office Abraham Lincoln had to deal with the issue of the Southern states seceding and also the outbreak of civil war. In conducting the civil war Lincoln had to successfully address an array of specific and inter-related issues if Union victory was to be attained. These include; marshalling the American economy to meet the tremendous war needs of several million soldiers, raising a citizen's army of volunteers willing to be trained and to die for the Union, adopting war strategies for the Union Army, handling foreign affairs, dealing with the problem of slavery without destroying the democratic freedoms upon which the nation was founded.
In this quote Malcolm X expresses how he was aware of why the American Revolution was fought. In addition, going more into the speech The Ballot or the Bullet we see his connection that we makes with referring to the Civil Rights Movement and the bloody American Revolution. He says that no Revolution will ever be nonbloody or nonviolent. My connection here is both Malcolm X and the American Revolution believed in the concept that violence had to be used in order to obtain what they were fighting for. In this case Malcolm X wanted to fight to end the segregation him and his community were experiencing.
“Give me Liberty or Give me Death” Patrick Henry presented this powerful speech to the House and British ministry on March 23, 1775. The speech, given before the Virginia convention gathered in Richmond, Virginia, was delivered to express patriotism in the American colonies and failed efforts to reconcile relations with Great Britain. The great addressed about the hesitancy of many in the colonies to confront the possibility of armed conflict with Britain. He argued that hope for the peaceful resolution of differences with Britain was futile, pointed to Britain's preparations for war, and urged that the colonists arm and organize themselves without delay. Patrick Henry was born on May 29, 1736, at Studley, a small village in Hanover County, Virginia.