On March 23, 1775 at St. John 's church Henry gave his famous give me liberty or give me death speech. Henry gave this speech to convince the people that the war was inevitable and that they had to fight with British. This speech said that in order to be free we had to fight. His speech worked incredibly well. Less than a month after giving his speech the war had officially begun.
Sonika Rathi Period: 9 Topic 1: Movie Topic Intro Movie Name: The Great Debaters Prominent Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, and Denzel Whitaker Basic Setting: The setting took place during 1930’s at American South, Wiley College Texas. During this time period Jim Crow law as well as lynch mobs was very common against the black. Type of film: Drama based on true story Topic 2: Plot Summary • Professor Tolson inviting some of his students to his house to make a debate team auditions. At the auditions some students show up. Prof. Tolson made one by one student to come up and prove their debating skills.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an extremely impactful activist during the Civil Rights Movement that gave over 2,500 speeches in his lifetime. Of these speeches, his most popular is his famous I Have a Dream speech that he gave on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. during the March on Washington. Even famous speakers like Martin Luther King, Jr. use persuasive techniques to appeal to the different sides of their audiences. In order to appeal to his predominately African American audience, Martin Luther King, Jr. makes reference to Abraham Lincoln and his granting freedom to slaves by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. King also discusses his personal life, along with his family and children, to show the crowd that he is fighting for the same things as them.
This sparked an interest in politics and soon he announced his candidacy for state legislature which he won his second time running. Abraham was reelected for several terms until he retired in 1841, where he pursued an interest in law. He created a successful practice in field of law before he set his sights back on the corrupted world of politics. Lincoln made minor impacts in the political world before he ran for the GOP position. Soon, on March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States.
In this movie the genres are drama, action and history. The movie The Patriot is about the American Civil War of Liberation that occurred in the 1770s. In this film, you will see Americans who is fighting against the British military for freedom. Benjamin Martin once proved a great heroism during the war against the French and Indians. Then he retired, bought a farm and married a woman with whom he formed a large family.
Back in the days before national media, one of the best ways for a politico to reach the common man was through catchy tunes sung at bars and parties. So while second president John Adams was campaigning for reelection against Thomas Jefferson in 1800, he borrowed the old Anacreon tune for a propaganda poem called “Adams and Liberty.” The poem
Thomas Paine was born in Thetford, England in 1737. He was a very influential figure during the years leading up to the American Revolution, as well as during the Revolution. He published his best-selling pamphlet Common Sense in 1776; Common Sense had a very large impact on the revolution because it brought up many issues facing the colonists at the time. He talked about the tyranny of the king and why Americans should be for independence. Common sense even helped many who were on the fence regarding independence choose to help and support the many who wanted to fight for American independence.
Most Influential Author in the World Edgar Allen Poe uses layered irony and complex symbolism in his short stories and poems in order to take his readers on a whirlwind of elaborate, captivating and suspenseful journeys. Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. His childhood was depressing and disheartening. His parents died before he was three years old and John and Frances Allan raised him as a foster child. John Allan was a prosperous tobacco exporter, so he was able to send Poe to the best boarding schools and later to the University of Virginia.
Maximilien Robespierre’s views of society, as seen throughout the major events in the revolution, were shaped by his childhood. His mother died at a very early age and his father deserted him. He lived with older relatives, and became a very intelligent man with the transferring of many schools. He decided to become a lawyer due to his magnificent ability in public speaking. Still in school during the years before the revolution, he anticipated the starting events to play out, and joined the Jacobin party; a party where the most critical debates took place (Maximilien Robespierre).
John Brown was born on May 9, 1800, in Torrington, Connecticut, to Ruth Mills and Owen Brown. His parents were very big on the bible and hatred for slavery, which they taught their son. By the age of 50, John brown consecrated his life to abolishing slavery. Brown was convinced God had selected him to lead slaves into freedom, and if that required violence, then that was God’s will, too. John really took those believes to heart.
“I would rather be right than be president”, remarked Henry Clay when critics cited his failed attempts at winning the presidency. This very statement rang true throughout his political career as he feverously fought for what was right for the Union. Clay was born on April 12, 1777 during the revolutionary time period. However, his most notable works were during the Antebellum era. His first job as an assistant law clerk launched him into the world of law and politics which led to a colorful lifetime of helping mold the new nation.
Richard Henry Lee was born on January 20th, 1732 AD. He grew up in Westmoreland Virginia and was raised by a line of military men, legislators, and diplomats. His father was the governor of Virginia until 1750. Richard learned a lot of skills from his father like how to work and be tough and also how politics worked. Richard Henry Lee had a great career.
Frontier revolutionary leader and author of the first deistic work by an American, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Allen and Mary Baker, farmers. Allen served briefly in the French and Indian War and in 1762 began operating a productive iron forge in Salisbury, Connecticut. That same year he married Mary Brownson, with whom he would have five children. But Allen’s deism and aggressive personal conduct ruined his early prospects: he was warned out of Salisbury in 1765 and Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1767. Allen turned next to hunting, at which he excelled.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord are memorable because they were the beginning of the storied Revolutionary War. The battles took place on April 19, 1775, in eastern Massachusetts and many individuals on each side of the battle have left a strong influence our country today in their own separate ways. Among those people include the three famous riders Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott and William Dawes along with the well-known physician Dr. Joseph Warren. Revere, being the most famous out of the five, was the man who warned all locals that the British army was approaching. As the British set out for Lexington on April 18, 1775, General Thomas Gage had an American defeat in his mind (Kent 10).
He is also remembered as a amazing engraver,watchmaker, silversmith and soldier. Anyway, back to Revere’s midnight ride.In April 18, 1775 Revere was sent for by Joseph Warrens and told to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts to warn Samual Adams and Jhon Handcock about the British army attack. In conclusion, well, you know what, Paul Revere is the best patriot ever to live, and he was the best hero in the American Revolution and in American history. This paper was entertaining & a learning experience; but it was also very challenging to do.and I would like to thank Mr. Kit Hard for teaching me about google docs and drive and Mrs. Gallemore for encouraging me to do my