Franklin was a very good negotiator as "the North Ministry pushed through Parliament two conciliatory bills that gave the Americans everything that Franklin had demanded in his peace negoiations." (Fleming 1972, page 299). Franklin had common sense, whit, and skills that all helped bring favorable positions to the colonies against Britain. Finally, Benjamin Franklin portrays a man torn between his love of Britain and a desire for liberty for the people of the new world. His greatest hope was for Britain to be the great, caring mother country that protected a young free nation across the sea.
This idea of a broken compact allowed Thomas Paine to write a political pamphlet. Thomas Paine published his political pamphlet entitled, Common Sense, on January 10th, 1776 in Philadelphia (Claeys). At this time, his pamphlet did a great job of rallying Americans together and even gave the war a purpose: to seek full independence from... ... middle of paper ... ...itten (Claeys). There were several factors that influenced the American People to fight for their independence. One such factor was Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.
I believe that Norman Risjord’s intent for having written this book was to "acquaint the general reader with the man and his times." I think that Norman Risjord wanted us to know how Jefferson’s genius ideas, many r... ... middle of paper ... ...hese reforms such as religion, criminal, education and slavery. (page 35-38) These reforms shaped the country into what it is today. Jefferson was also a very key player in the Louisiana Purchase and expanding the size of the country by two times. (page 147) Jefferson was also a substantial leader in the American Revolution.
Franklin had a very unique dream and it inspired many people. In his autobiography he states, “…I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection…I concluded, at length, that the mere speculative conviction that it was our interest to be completely virtuous…” (p. 71 Lit. Book). He was determined to arrive at mor... ... middle of paper ... ...can Americans in this time period redefined the limits of freedom by stretching its boundaries to more categories of the American population. The American Revolutionary Period was a time of extreme progress.
Due to this recognition, the colonies were then motivated to unite in order to fight for what they felt America required. This spark of motivation resulted in the American Revolution and eventually, the signing of the Declaration of Independence; together, they were major events in United States history that are recognized as important turning points that led to important political, economic, and social changes. The thirteen colonies were originally ruled by Great Britain, and were very content with their relationship with Britain for several hundred years. However, the colonists began growing more and more discontented with Britain’s actions, or lack thereof, which began a road to revolution (Medvedev). The main causes of the American Revolution included aftermath of the French and Indian War, British taxation, mercantilism, and their overall discontentment with Britain’s abuse (Hoolihan).
They believed in being free more than probably any other country, and were willing to fight for it, too. Americans saw liberty as something everyone should be given. (By everyone, I mean white males.) Because of this, they fought in the Revolutionary War to win back their freedom... ... middle of paper ... ...any resolutions that were all summed up in one book called A Summary View of the Right of British America. I think that Thomas Jefferson was a great author and had many ideas that America came to use as a tool in winning independence.
There were many causes that led to the American Revolution, some include economic situations, discontent with autocratic rule, and political changes in the British colonies. A major factor in the start of the revolution was the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763) changed the bond between the colonies and Britain, because of the colonists' identities. Thomas Paine (an American colonist born in Britain) published a Political Pamphlet in 1776, which supported the colonist into open rebellion. The excerpt, "Common Sense," Paine emphasized the case for the revolution in straightforward language, where it became clear and direct to understand the meaning of the excerpt. The excerpt itself influenced colonists to take actions for their tolerance from the British and gave them the strength they needed to become unified.
This caused many great ideas to appear for a future, and a more reasonable government in which law was king and the people ran the government. Once the patriots got through all the British, a new country began which is now America. From the past we can gather a great amount of information of how the colonists used these methods of protest to bypass and become independent from the government. One main problem which occurred to the colonists was how the government was run during the settlement of new colonists from Britain to America. Many of them were being taxed on unreasonable things; one great example is the Stamp Act.
Since the King kept ignoring the colonists' complaints, the only choice left for the colonies was to rebel (Whitehouse.gov). As a result on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, was presented to King George III. This declaration asserted the United States’ commitment to freedom and also guaranteed basic rights for Americans. The documen... ... middle of paper ... ...tory. The Declaration of Independence is also important because it encouraged many revolutionary efforts throughout the world in later years, and contributed to American’s understanding of their values as a new nation.
The pamphlet spoke out against the injustices that the British rule had over the colonists. He also swayed the colonists to form their own independence from Britain. His Pamphlet sold 120,000 copies in the first three months of its release. Unlike many other political writers he had a way of speaking for all the common people of America such as farmers, the uneducated, craftsmen, and laborers. Paine was full of energy and was very talented when it came to being an impressive political writer.