When The Second Continental Congress approved of the Declaration of Independence, it purposefully avoided the complicated situation that was slavery. African Americans, both freed and enslaved, were outraged. How could the Founding Fathers write such a riveting and long document for themselves, while completely ignoring the African American struggle for freedom on the basis of skin tone? The hypocrisy was too much for Benjamin Banneker, who took it upon himself to write a letter to Thomas Jefferson about the atrocities of slavery, and persuade him to abolish the practice. In it, Banneker used allusions, a melancholy diction, and deductive reasoning to state his argument against the enslavement of his color.
Congress wrote up laws to punish the rebels but because of the Article of Confederation, congress could not raise up an army so that meant that federal government could not stop the rebellion. The government should have come together soon after this and made the decision to make better laws for the government to control the people. I can see why the people rebelled but it was originally the peoples fault for not helping the government fund the war but it was also the government fault for not thinking about all the scenarios before making the law. The rebellion then went on until the state of Massachusetts made up an army and fought Shay’s Rebellion.
When South Carolina nullified the “Tariff of Abomination”, Jackson was furious. He was a strict interpreter of the Constitution and its interpretations by the Supreme Court. And due to the Supreme Court’s ruling that federal law is more supreme than state law, Jackson believed that nullification was unconstitutional and illegal. Due to his capture during the American Revolution and his mistreatment by the British, he was very pro american and in turn was a strict enforcer of the Constitution, which is what makes up America. So anything that would go against it, especially a state ignoring it, would make him react in ways most would consider aggressive, such as mobilizing the army.
Washington’s alarm and disapproval was so great that the events of Shay’s Rebellion convinced him to come out of retirement. Other elite figures saw Shay’s Rebellion in a similar light to Washington’s opinion. They saw it as a call for a stronger central government. Thomas Jefferson was one of the few elite figures who did not object to Shay’s Rebellion saying “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” Overall, Washington and other elite figures did not support Shay’s Rebellion.
Thus Jefferson could reply as the changed man we know, who did not like the idea of slavery. Jefferson may even reply that he would love to change the laws on slavery, but they would need to get a functional government who could control any outbreaks from such a dramatic
The colonists ' response were reasonable because the colonists only peacefully rebelled, protested, and wrote documents. First, the British violated the colonists ' freedom of movement through the proclamation of 1763. The proclamation was set to stop the colonists from expanding to the west of North America. To this violation, the colonists did
By signing the Declaration of Independence the drafters signed away their loyalty to England and became traitors to the king. This was very risky to do, but they knew it was necessary in creating a state free of the King’s tyrannical rule. When Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The French and Indian war was the spark of the rebellion for various causes and reasons. The French and Indian War was caused by the hostility and hatred the Native Americans and the American colonists had for each other. There had been various incidents where either group had attacked each other. The American colonists felt entitled to their new land and wanted it all to themselves, as a result the American colonists demanded the British to remove the Native Americans from their land. At the time the French wanted to gain control over the colonies so they took advantage of the situation and allied with the Native Americans.
These two opposing viewpoints are the main cause of the American Revolution because of their different desires. Events within the time period between 1763 and 1775 illustrate this perfectly. The radical view was most commonly accepted by the colonist community and fueled to fight for independence from England as shown by their reactions to laws imposed on them as well as documents blatantly stating how they really felt. An example of radical retaliation would be how
They were sick and tired of they way they were forced to live. So they thought it over and came to an agreement. They made The Declaration of Independence to get away from the rule of the king. The colonists wanted to break away from the church of england.
Many times especially in the case of the Stamp Act the Colonists would revolt. During the Stamp Act not a single stamp would end up getting sold. All this happened because the King of Britian used virtual representation when he was taxing them, and the colonists believed that taxation without representation is tyranny and
They collectively boycotted British made goods and protested the Kings’ Acts. King George had been monitoring the rising rebellion over the years. Trying to avoid setting off a full blown rebellion he lowered the taxes, but still refused to completely eradicate them. He refused to give the colonists representation in the Parliament as well, taking away any chance they could stand up and protect themselves from the government. The colonists were enraged with the British government; “No taxation without representation!”
In response to the Intolerable Acts colonist along with the second continental congress adopted the Olive Branch Petition. The petition was the colonist last try to make peace with Britain without a full-out war. Parliament did not take the petition serious and angered the 13 colonies. This Affected the way colonist looked at British government. The people realized that the king did not care about them but alone what he could get from them.
Rhetorical Analysis of “The Declaration of Independence” Delegate of the Second Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson, in the “Declaration of Independence,” listed the various abuses that the colonies received at the hands of the British government. Jefferson’s purpose was to use the document to notify King George III that they, the thirteen colonies of America, were absconding from the British government. Thomas Jefferson also wanted the document to be used to show other countries that the United States were willing and ready to make alliances and that they should not be looked over. Jefferson used an angry and straightforward tone to show that the colonists are very serious in this decree and that they are more than ready to fight the British