Governor Morris, I am compelled to complete my research and write to you of my opinion regarding Independence. As an American citizen, I believe that we have passed the point of reconciliation with Great Britian. They are smothering our country, and soon we will not be able to fight back. From the very first settlement the New World has meant freedom. Freedom from Great Britain. We have fled our countries seeking the comfort provided here in the United States of America. Therefore my question is, why is Great Britain still in control of our country? We strive for independence, and we need it. For those who say that England is our “Mother Country” I call blasphemy upon you. We are not comprised solely of Englishmen, in fact, not even one third of the population are of English descent. We are fools not to fight for our independence, Governor, and I urge you to fight. We have tried, and failed to seek reconciliation with Parliament and with King George, neither force, nor friendship has been successful. Many will say that they believe we should stay at peace, in order to stop the blood shed, but if we don’t fight now, we will have to fight later. We cannot surrender our lives now, for the sake of theirs, for they would not give us the same courtesy. We are wasting our time, producing products for trade to benefit Great Britain, while we should be preparing for war. We are not their slaves and should not be treated as such. Prepare your men, for it is time for war, it is time for independence. You may be among those who believe that Britain is on our side, they want what we want and they feel compelled to protect us. “we have boasted the protection of Great Britain, without considering, that her motive was INTEREST not ATTATCHMENT; and that she did not protect us from OUR ENEMIES on OUR ACCOUNT; but from HER ENEMIES on HER OWN ACCOUNT.” If this is true, then why do they not treat us as a mother would her child, “But Britain is the parent country, say some. Then the more shame upon her conduct. Even brutes do not devour their yound, nor savages make war upon their families.” Britain would like to suppress us into her power, but we cannot let that happen. Sir, we must rise in our own power, and take that independence that is rightfully ours. How simple it is to loathe a monarchy, just for the reasoning that one
He initiated the Haitian revolution against France.
i. Agustín de Iturbide
A conservative Creole, he spent years fighting Mexican revolutionaries. He was alarmed
when Spain created it's constitution. He led rebels and helped Mexicans gain their
j. Simón Bolivar a military and political leader who admired the French and American
Revolutions. He too was exiled from Haiti twice.
1. Describe the rebellion in Prussia. What was the outcome?
● The rebell…
In the late 17th century the 13 colonies joined together to fight against the British empire
for their own independence. The British empire overly taxed the colonies and didn't treat
them as independent people which led to the war. Because the 13 colonies fought the war
against Great Britain they gained their independence. The American revolution had impact
the independent movements of other nations.
John Adams was the second president…
brief summary of what led the people of Mexico to decide to go for its independence.
They wanted freedom of speech, a representative government, and restrictions on the power of the Catholic Church. They thought the only way to get this was to gain independence from Spain.
Who influenced Mexico to revolt against Spain?
America and France
Name the priest that was one of the main people involved in Mexico’s fight for independence.
Father Miguel Hidalgo
What was the name of the speech that was given…
at Lexington and Concord. Finally, literary movement had a large impact through Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. All of the events accumulated in the colonies and lead to the Declaration of Independence, which officially stated that the thirteen colonies were independent states and ready to fight for their independence.
Perhaps the most important cause, the French and Indian War. Although the colonies fought willingly for the British crown all throughout the war, the way the colonies were treated afterwards…
Use Source 13, 14 and 15 and your own knowledge.
Do you agree with the view that Indian desires for independence from Britain were caused mainly by the impact of the First World War?
The First World War broke out in 1914 and it caused severe distress among the people and industries of India. To a large extent, I agree that the First World War caused Indian desires for independence from the British, although I do believe that there was beginning to be attitudes and desires to part from the British…
founding fathers. Over the coarse of our nation’s history, three pivotal moments have provided impetus for one unifying goal: freedom. The Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech were all fighting for that goal in different, but equally important, ways.
The Declaration of Independence, America’s founding document, is the embodiment of the radical ideas of our founding fathers, as put into words by Thomas Jefferson. No longer willing to…
called Satyagraha. He believed that how they behave is more important then what they achieve. Satyagraha promoted nonviolence for obtaining the political and social goals. Using this principle he led the campaign for Indian independence form Britain.
India was granted independence in 1947, and was separated into India and Pakistan.
Rioting between Hindus and Muslims began and Gandhi became and advocate for a united India (where Hindus and Muslims lived together peacefully).
In some cases Gandhi…
must enter this war. Johnson feels that America is obligated to help South-Vietnam earn their independence. Johnson kept his audience listening by understanding their point of view and explaining why America needed to be part of this war. His ability to challenge the people of America’s character and make them feel like America is obligated helped him sway his audience.
“We fight, because we must fight if we are to live in a world where every country can shape its own destiny”, Johnson says to America…
forced and precept poorly to fight by side of Britain in wars with countries that could’ve been their potential allies.”Thomas Pain” first published his most influential pamphlet “Common Sense” anonymously. In his pamphlet, Thomas Paine talked about the envisioned the Americans equal rights, no one superior or below to another, and he called for independence. People got influenced and inspired by this pamphlet throughout the thirteen colonies to declare a fight for independence from The Great Britain.Paine…
from all the other leaders, because he played a crucial role in Latin American Independence. He was a revolutionary, an intellectual, and a visionary man that made Latin American independence successful during the nineteenth century.
Simón Bolívar was said to be a revolutionary during the period of the early nineteenth century because he wanted to change Latin America. His goal was to promote change and gain independence for the Latin American states from Spanish rule, and…