Synthesis Essay On Revolutions And Government

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The main theme that connects all four sources is change, especially as it relates to revolutions and government. Change in the government should be brought about by the people and put into effect by the people. As Abraham Lincoln said in his famous Gettysburg Address, ruling bodies should be “of the people, by the people, for the people”. This means that people in positions of power should not abuse that power. This matters because these people have a great responsibility to the people of their nation, and if the leader(s) are not careful, respectful, and responsible with their power, then Source C argues that “All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, to government, when its tyranny of its inefficiency are great and unendurable”. In some instances, it makes more sense for whole…show more content…
Revolutions occur because people get tired of being oppressed. Single people, big groups of people, it doesn’t matter. Everybody has the power to make change happen. People make these changes and take risks because they believe in the possibility of a better world. Most people want to gain something out of most everything that they put effort into. A revolution is no different, the people involved get involved because they have something to gain, or at least hope to gain something, at the end. The end result should be a better life for most, if not all people. Revolutions should be fun. Source B says this over and over again. The author of Source B wants revolutions to be fun because people should gain something by being apart of a revolution. An example of this is when they say “Do it so that we can all of us be little aristocrats on our own”. This means that everyone should become rich in their own way as a result of change. Everyone’s lives should be bettered by the change brought about by
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