Response Paper # 3 The American Revolution can be described as a conservative revolution in that British America felt that Great Britain’s new taxes on the colonies were upsetting their rights as Britain’s and disrupting what had been a peaceful existence without any previous interference from Great Britain. even though there were small groups that wanted their freedom and rights that would be new to them; like slaves, women, Indians, and separatists; the American revolution was still a conservative revolution in which British America felt they were beginning to be treated as second class citizens as their rights were being taken away. For of their time in the colonies, Americans were left without much interference from the crown. During
I think Chalmers equates independence with slavery because he already believed he was free under British rule. He mentions how he is proud and loves his country and there shouldn’t even be any change to independence because Britain protects them from becoming taken over. 4.) How does the language used by the two writers differ, and what does this tell us about their views of politics? Paine’s writing is much more poetic to me in my opinion.
Similar to Kesey, Stone highlights how the Institution is able to repress the nature of the human impulse. However, ‘Wall street’ shows how the institution negates the individual’s core morals to corrupt them from simplicity and honesty and provide them with the opportunity to sustain their lives with “the buying and selling of others”. When the protagonist Bud Fox alludes to the governmental system of society, another significant character Gordon Gekko replies “you’re not naïve enough to think we’re living in a democracy? It’s a free market. And you’re a part of It.” Highlights that the money made through the institution is the only contributing factor to power and status.
Throughout its colonization America had develop into its own society. It realized that it can handle and manage it’s own economy. What their economy was capable of gave Americans confidence to break free from British rule but it wasn’t the tipping factor. The British angered American colonists with their actions and behavior towards them. The British treated Americans indifferently when they were actually the same country.
Some of the measures that the British government brought in might have over stepped the boundaries and this will also upset the colonist. The colonies have never been happy with the fact that Britain had the right to regulate trade, but they have never really been happy with the face that the British policies will increase the internal tax. Then the stamp act was brought in the colonies together agreed that Britain had no right to tax them in this area. The stamp act was tax on documents. If you wanted to print anything such as newspapers
Paine also calls hereditary succession an abdominal practice. He criticizes the people who were in favor of British Empire saying that Britain watched America only for economic well-being. He also says that British don’t deserve American loyalty because they have been attacking American colonies. According to him, the solution to this problem is independence from the British and for that he also proposed the form of Government which had equal opportunities for all. Paine directly appealed to colonies to separate from the British Empire.
Educate and nurture them as you will, I do not believe that you will succeed in modifying the stock”. As we can see, he implies that the people in the colonies are somehow inferior to the people of their colonizing nation. Politically, the whites are see themselves helping the colored nations to be more unified and to improve their political system. In the article, Pearson mention the word “white man” for many times. The theory of “white man’s burden” is that the whites should colonize the other nations, let say, the colored, which would be benefitting for both sides.
October 2012 “Guarding the Golden Door” by Roger Daniels is an exquisite explanation of the American immigration system through history and in recent policies. Since 1882, the United States has claimed that their immigration goal was to prevent it from happening, while ironically enabling just the opposite. Consequently, the only true policy that has been applied to American immigration is that it is on a continuous loop of inconsistent policies, which are altered based on the current disposition of cheap labor for American industry demands. Most of the United States immigration policy has been created by individuals who failed to understand the effects of the plans they desperately tried to create, and who have created open door policies only to shut them. Perhaps one of the biggest flaws in the U.S. immigration policies over the past two centuries has been the fact that it is expensive to enforce immigration laws.
Since he obeyed and enforced British law he was rewarded by the English government with higher titles (Hollitz 57). Adams on the other had opposed English rule, and how they were taxing the colonist without consent of the people (Hollitz 54). Adams said in “Instructions of the Town of Braintree to the Representative” that the Acts the British Parliament laid upon the colonies were “restricting, and burdening and embarrassing our trade” (qtd in
Compared to the relatively easy access of property at the beginning of his life, when Anthony Johnson died, his property was seized by the government because he was considered to be an outsider due to the color of his skin. Thus, as slavery proceeded further in time in the American political and economic system, racism followed. It was not the other way around. Therefore, since it is known that racism was not a direct link to slavery, it must be argued that the only logical cause of racism, then, was a globalization mentality that was held by colonists and the British. The fact that the Spanish, the main competitors of the British, were