American Patriots Role In The American Revolution

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In the American Revolution, there were two sides, the American Patriots who were willing to die for freedom, and the British Loyalists who were willing to die for their King. The main cause that the American Patriots wanted to separate from the British was because they were tired from the cruel and unfair ruling given by the British. They said the British were being cruel and unfair, for example, taxation without representation. Along with this reason, there are many more factors that led the American Patriots to leave Britain. The American Patriots started complaining about the taxation without representation. They claimed it was unfair because they had not elected any representatives. This led to them creating the anti-British slogan “No…show more content…
Once in America, the British fought many wars, including the French and Indian War in 1754, which left Britain in great debt. It was only fair to tax the colonies because the war was fought on American soil. It was only for the American freedom and to exile the French, but the Colonists took this the wrong way and declared the separation between them and the British Parliament. The Colonists should have never wanted independence from Great Britain, because in reality, Britain was providing freedom. “All they asked for was loyalty and money for debt due to the war’ (Gregg 1). So therefore, the ones being unfair were the Colonists because all they had to do was pay taxes and be loyal to Great Britain. Another reason the Colonists wanted to depart from Great Britain is because the English King chose a judge and was sent to the colonies from London. So basically, the Colonists were British subjects and responded to a British judge. The Colonists argued that the British did not understand the life the Colonies lived, which would lead to poor judging by the British because they lived different lives. British governments was another reason the Colonies wanted to depart, they…show more content…
In this speech, Patrick criticized the war and all the unfair acts done by the British. The British claimed they were done out of love, but the American Colonists felt that inequality had been leeching into the country. In Henry’s speech, he convinced Virginia that the acts they did to achieve peace were not working and war would still happen. The solution he saw was to fight and he named ways that they needed to fight. “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest” (Henry 2). Patrick wanted to encourage the Colonists because he foresaw war and he wanted to get rid of the fear. He ended his speech by showing how he felt, Henry said “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! (2). Although Henry’s reasoning is somewhat valid, the Loyalists are right because of common
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