He talks about how if we don't start standing up for our freedom as a nation the British will take it away from us and we would have wished we did something about it. “Not a place upon earth might be so happy as America” (Paine, paragraph 9). America shouldn't stand to take abuse from Britain because we are built with freedom and strong courageous people. When stating this by Thomas Paine, the people would have gotten excited and ready to go and fight because they have fought for their freedom before and they aren't afraid to do it again. Paine also states that the colonists should end it all with perseverance and pride so we don't look like cowards.
In colonial America, the citizens did not know exactly what they wanted for their government. The colonists knew they didn’t want their lives to be like they had been in England. They were open to ideas; they did not know what would work and what wouldn’t. The colonists knew that trial and error was the best idea at the time. The democratic and undemocratic features of colonial America were very apparent in that democracy as it was a work in progress.
The British government was not looking for the best of the people. They were only thinking about what they wanted; the government was not interested in what the people wanted so they decided to make decisions on their own, which resulted in changes that form the United States today. Because of this, they were justified in rebelling and declaring independence. One reason why the colonists decided to rebel and declare independence was because of taxation. The colonists wanted representation when it came down to being taxed, but the British government would not allow it.
The people view freedom in America, as freedom of choice and not simply freedom as the Colonists did. They do not know what it is like to be under a government or church rule that does not allow open discussions or opinions. Therefore, the people at times take for granted their freedom 's. Americans, want the best for the government, however, the people at get
If Thomas Paine didn’t propose “Common Sense”, most likely the declaration of independence wouldn’t be signed, which may lead to America not having their own freedom. In addition, throughout the pamphlet, he condemned monarchy and encouraged democracy instead. The colonists may not have an equal voice towards social issues if they still followed monarchy after the declaration of independence was signed. Thus, the foundation that made people to speak up for independence was the pamphlet. The more voices citizens have about their freedom against the British, the more powerful patriotism will be.
The American’s or colonists’ way of achieving their independence actually in my opinion would not be consider a smart idea in a perfect world but since it is not a perfect world. Their decision was great. Of course, casualties are an issue due to the war or either diseases, but those soldiers and battles made America what it is today. The colonists may have not accomplished their goal in a way they would want to but it accomplished the goals it should and achieved even more goals. Peace treaties were signed between nations and America got its independence.
Additionally, if they sent the troops for good reasons and had good intentions for the colonies, the colonies would not be scared to declare their independence. A reason they may have worried about preserving the loyalty of the colonists is because when one nation or government has more people loyal to them, there are more taxes being issued and more money for the kingdom. This quote applies to the peoples logical sense because the colonists went to the new land searching for freedom and they see it wrong for the British to be
Bayard says that he can question Mr. Jefferson’s genuine actions. He believes that if Jefferson were to be voted in that the sustainability of the country would come into question, “There would be really cause to fear that the government would not survive the course of moral and political experiments to which it would be subjected to in the hands of Mr. Jefferson.” (80) So he questions whether Jefferson would be harmful or helpful to society. He comes to the conclusion that this gives reason to favor Burr, however still believes that he could possibly prefer Jefferson. As he continues Bayard suggests that the person who governs Virginia would ultimately like to govern the country, and he believes that if the person governing the United States
To emphasize, the Second Amendment is a American citizens right, but this privilege can be taken away if one does not abide by the laws of American society. Therefore, the Second Amendment is of great controversy in America. The federal government should not have a say about the second amendment; just uphold the law. In the event, the federal government may set Categorical Grants on gun laws for states, will we as Americans lose our Second Amendment rights, this is what many citizens in American society are concerned about. Coupled with, sometimes it is not about who is right, it is about what is best for the greater good of American citizens.
During the American Revolution, many states wanted to seek independence from Britain. However, Pennsylvania and the Deep South prefered to remain under British rule. Provided that Pennsylvania was a Quaker-controlled government, independence was not favored. The Deep South was largely occupied by Loyalists, colonists who remained supportive of Britain, therefore, they did not want to split from Britain. Pennsylvania and the Deep South were not necessarily interested in seeking independence.
As tensions in Great Britain grew economically and politically, the American colony declared themselves an independent nation. Gaining their independence was significant, however, keeping it would be the challenge. The Americans knew a stable federal republic was essential to remaining independent, thus they created the Constitution. Although, the creation of the Constitution and the equality it ensues a controversial issue, the Constitution did not fulfil the job it was designed to do. The document did not establish a fair government.