This was all crucial to spark the opening salvos of the revolution. John Hancock was a natural leader and an avid supporter of the revolution. For example, he was the first delegate to sign the Declaration of Independence, not to mention that he signed it the largest, inspiring the other delegates to sign as well. As elected President of the Second Continental Congress, President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, President of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention, and Statesman to the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Hancock was a powerful factor of the revolution. During one of these conventions, he introduced the Bill of Rights, breaking the existing deadlock.
In my opinion, the Gettysburg Address is such a great speech because of its power opening, brevity, and a perusable ending. First of all, Abraham Lincoln started his speech with a powerful opening, which impressed people of different diversities. For example, the quote “Four score and seven years ago our father brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” shows his favor for an equal society. In the quote, Lincoln mean that a long time ago, people fought for the liberty of the United States, and they believed that all men are equal. Lincoln ensured that all people including the black and white people, are created equally.
Washington served as president for two terms, during which he accomplished many new things. Washington accepted Jay's treaty, which settled the arguments between America and the British. Washington also decided that the Bill of Rights should be added to the Constitution, agreeing that they should have Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, and Freedom of Religion. George Washington was a brave and intelligent man who fought for his country’s freedom and enforced that freedom as the first president of the United States; due to his accomplishments Washington is remembered as one of the greatest presidents of all time. Other presidents have impacted this country as well.
He had the capability to be extremely persuasive in his speeches. His most famous one was at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. During this speech, he said “We hold these to truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” During his life there were a lot of segregation problems. It was hard to fight for this kind of issues but Martin Luther King never gave up. At this time, the blacks had to leave their seats to white person, etc. Martin Luther King organized boycotts and for leading the Civil Rights Movement, he was awarded a Nobel Prize.
Democracy is a letter to the editor. Democracy is the score at the beginning of the ninth…” (891). These values, put into words by some of the most influential people in the countries history, are still held very close in the hearts and minds of the people in the United States. When the Founding Fathers set out to establish freedom from Great Britain they worked tirelessly on what is known today as The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote: “… That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be free and independent states… and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do… (878)” When the
How often do we see an advertisement that is not selling anything? This was the case when “ John Hancock Life Insurance Company of Boston, Massachusetts, ran a series of low-keyed print advertisements that touted historic figures from the nation’s past.” (Doyle). The insurance company has the name of one of the most revolutionary and great leaders that America has ever witnessed, John Hancock. By presenting important figures like George Washington, Elizor Wright, Fredrick Remington, Robert Morris, Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman in their ads, the company ended up informing and reminding the readers of Americas ardent patriots. Also by using the revolutionary leaders as the images for the ads, the company ended up gaining credibility which in the long run worked in the company’s advantage.
When the British caught him spying, they hung him. Before he was hung, he said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” George Washington and Nathan Hale weren’t the only heroes during the Revolutionary War. There are many military heroes that led up to the victory against Great Britain and many more who have and continue to keep America a free nation America is the land of opportunity. Everyone in America gets to choose their career. Americans should be thankful because Americans have many rights some countries don’t have.
It is the last part that draws our attention. Lincoln was totally committed to the idea of a government based on the freedom of the individual. The creation of the United States not only guaranteed freedom to all its citizens, and to the rest of the world. Here was a place where men could be free. After surveying the battlefield, he realized that “the brave men, living and dead, who struggled here,” (Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 1863) had already, by their bravery, consecrated the
During his address the President constantly uses images of freedom and liberty as he reminds his listeners that they are, "The heirs of that first revolution." This language prompts the audience to think of the United States as a strong, father-like nation that is responsible for the goodwill of all the nations of the world. Kennedy emphasizes his main points by using antithesis as well. In his first sentence, he says, “We observe today not as a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom.” Such a celebration of freedom is what Kennedy wanted the audience to realize. Later in
To get the attention of his audience, the American people, President Obama referenced a historical document the “Declaration of Independence”, he used the repeated words “together and we ” and he connected with the American people by including himself as one of them. Referencing the Declaration of Independence was an effective strategy President Obama used to establish the historical context behind the speech. The signing of the Declaration of Independence was the start of freedom for the American people and to be self-governed. President Obama referenced the Declaration of Independence because it supports his idea of the effects of togetherness. The President stated that “What makes us American is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago”.