Propaganda Techniques In A Skit

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In our skit, we used many propaganda techniques such as repetition, plain folk, card stacking and testimonials. During the dialogue of the 4 people, at the end of giving great reasons why the south is better than the north, Ayush and Jasmine say “ And we have money” many times. This is an example of the repetition that occurs in the skit, with which we use to emphasize the economic opportunity of the South. The plain folk method is used by Mark(Ayush) claiming he was just like Shan. This helps Shan relate to Ayush and makes him truly believe that he can accomplish something in the South. Card stacking is used in the script by only showing the positives of the South and only the negatives of the South. We use this to stress the social aspect…show more content…
Furthermore, the bandwagon technique is also used when Ayush says, “Thousands of people are migrating to the Americas every month, so don’t miss out.” Shan now might feel that he will be left behind if he does not join the rest of the people. And lastly, testimonials are used as a propaganda technique by having successful people from the South give their stories of how great their lives our. The testimonial by Francis Adams show why and how the economy of the South was so prosperous. Additionally it describes the environment Up of the South. Additionally, we used the primary source document on Henry Woodward to show how before the South used Native Americans for slaves but eventually we switched to an African labor source. This illustrated the tarnished relationship with the Native Americans as the South considered them savages and continued to try to take their…show more content…
The southern colonies were under English rule, and they didn 't want any of their goods to be traded away to any other country other than England. This created a problem resolved by the Navigation Acts, which restricted the colonies ' trade to only England. Soon enough, European planters developed vast sugarcane plantations, and England knew exactly who to trade with. The West Indies as well as Brazil. This brought a lot of success to the English economy, and since they prospered, they became lenient towards the colonists in America. This was the beginning of salutary neglect, and eventually, the colonists noticed the abandonment from the Europeans. They decided to use this neglect to their own advantages, and they started to trade with other countries other than England, ignoring the Navigation Acts. More countries wanted the sugar and rice of the southern colonies, and this meant higher demands, which lead the the growth of plantations as well as the population of African slaves in America (especially the South). Not only that, when the English tightened up their neglect right around the end of the French and Indian War the South’s economy was the least affected. The English Navigation Acts stifled the mixed economies of the New England and Middle colonies, however because the Southern colonies’ economy did not really
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