Patrick Henry employs pathos in his Speech to the Virginia Convention to best persuade the colonists. It was necessary for Patrick Henry to persuade the colonists so they could all come together, take action against the British and recruit more patriots. Pathos is used when Henry says “Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love?”
British policies established in 1763-1776 greatly affected the colonists and pushed them towards developing their own republican values. All of the acts and taxes the British issued and how overly controlling the British were over the colonists was the starting point, also the increasing rebellions encouraged the colonists to break away from Britain’s rule, and finally the wars that resulted and seizing authority from the British was the final turning point for the colonists in eliminating Britain’s heavy-handed ruling over the colonists. The acts, and taxes that came with most of the acts, that the English imposed on the colonists was a substantial reason the colonists opposed British rule. After the French and Indian war the British found
As a matter of fact, this revolution had been in the works for many years. Slowly but surely, a general resentment of and eventual anger towards England steadily grew among the colonists. Once Britain began to crack down and heavily enforce the Navigation Acts and other similar laws, Americans decided they had had enough. In 1776, prominent revolutionaries convened in a Continental Congress. Among the names present at the Continental Congress, which eventually passed the Declaration of Independence, were such legends as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a handful.
Back in the late 1700’s and the early 1800’s young America was being attacked by Britain but the colonists were too afraid to do anything. The colonies had declared freedom from Britain but America was not free yet. One man was able to persuade the colonists with a speech. That speech was written by Thomas Paine and it was titled “Crisis No 1”; Paine used pathos to persuade the colonists to go to war by appealing to their emotions with loaded words; an example of these loaded words is God. Thomas Paine used pathos in “Crisis No 1” to appeal to the emotions of the colonists by using God.
It was two years later after the Boston Tea Party the war began. Parliament passed four Acts collectively known as The Coercive Acts between the two, which made them angry. the Tea Party was a key trigger but not the only one, the war had been long brewing. There were many arguments over religion and government. Here are some other reasons The Revolutionary War started, the British (redcoats) were starting to take over, and the Americans didn 't like it.
So how was a major figure in the American Revolution? Well, in the events that led to the Revolution he took a major stance, most famously in his criticism of George III after the Stamp Act got approved. He opposed the prices forced by the Townshend Acts and the British attempt to collect them by using the Royal Navy
During that presidency, he was most well known for participating in the war of 1812. When the British were impressing the American sailors, Madison helped pass the embargo act but when that did not help, He tried to talk to the British which a man named John Randolph said that talking to the French was a affective as "a shilling pamphlet hurled against eight hundred ships of war.” So talking did not help the situation so congress met to decide what to do. In Congress, a small group of the members called the war hawks tried to convince the members to go to war. This group slowly had an effect on the rest of the congress and so congress declared war on Britain. At the end of the war, America won which resulted in the British not impressing the Americas and also Madison receiving more fame for taking a good risk.
The Seven Years’ War was a massive war involving every European superpower at the time. Lasting from 1754 to 1763 this war stemmed from continuing frontier tensions in North America as both French, British officials and colonists sought to extend each country’s sphere of influence in frontier regions. Although many individuals stood out in the long engagement there are some who indirectly influenced the American Revolution due to their perspective on the war influencing their actions in the future. After the defeat of Braddock at the Ohio Valley, the morale was low in the ranks of the British as a number of casualties were building up exponentially. The colonists have given up hope in Britain believing that they weren’t giving them the support that they need.
It would have been difficult to understand what the colonies and the British were going through during the revolution. I understand why people, such as, John Dickinson were conflicted when it came to American independence. To add to your reasons why Dickinson felt the way he did towards American independence, Dickinson felt the best thing for the colonies was to form an alliance with Great Britain. He felt one day “provinces would rise up against provinces and cities against cities,” to fight a common enemy, which would result the colonies to resort back to Britain, even though we once rejected them. In addition, he felt that separating us would give us dependence and not independence.
Shortly after James was elected, he thought it was a position with the most complete members that demand for separation from Britain. James had powers of orientation that he used to his advance. The position of his arrival and the logic he made use of in his debate. They debate was commented on by the members of the congress. (“A Biography Of James Wilson (1742-1798).” < Biographies < American History From Revolution To Reconstruction and beyond.