Argumentative Essay: The Revolutionary War

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Revolutionary War Essay By: Devin O’Neill I believe that the colonists should be held responsible for firing the first shot of the revolutionary war. I settled my opinion on this, because the colonists were the angriest prior to the battle between the two groups. The British had been dominating, and left the colonists to suffer. It gives the Colonists a reason to fire first. The British fought to defend themselves. They had no intentions of getting back at the colonists for their misdeeds. The colonists should also be held accountable for the first shot, because the British didn 't plan ahead to specifically target the colonists. Though, the Colonists purposely targeted the British. I believe…show more content…
I believe that the colonists fired the first shot of the revolutionary war. This is proven by the evidence that states that the British didn 't plan ahead to specifically target the colonists. Though, the Colonists purposely targeted the British. In the diary entry of Lieutenant John Barker, there was evidence to the British intentions of their traveling. It remarks, “... And at length proceeded on our way to concord which we then learnt was our destination, in order to destroy a magazine of stores there.”. In the Sworn Affidavit by a British Officer named Edward Gould, there was more evidence to support this claim, too. He noted, “...from whence we proceeded to Lexington; on our arrival at that place, we saw a body of provincial troops armed, to the number of about sixty or seventy men; on our approach.”. Both of these selected quotes support the claim. They explain how the British’s departure that day was intended for going to Lexington. It wasn 't heavily influenced by the colonists. They were interrupted by the Colonists mid-trip though. They weren 't entirely targeting the colonists, and therefore it wouldn 't be reasonable for the British to be held accountable for the…show more content…
Therefore, I have proven that the Colonists should be held accountable for the first shot that fired on April, 19th 1775. Based on information documented prior to the first shot of the revolutionary war, The colonists were proven to be the angriest between the two groups. They had a reason to fire at the British first. On the other hand though, the British weren 't. They were proven to not have as much enterprise to defeat the Colonists. They were fighting only to defend themselves. They also didn 't have previous intentions of going against the colonists. They were voyaging over to Lexington, and got
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