The above document is an example of propaganda biased in favor of the Loyalists/British. This is because in this document, the colonists are portrayed as vicious and at fault for the events of the Boston Massacre. In the image, the colonists are actively attacking the British as they are being shot at while the British seem almost fearful and to be firing in self defense. This serves as propaganda because it attempts to convince viewers that the Patriot colonists were at fault for the Boston Massacre and the the British were innocent. This is also biased heavily in favor of the British and/or Loyalists because this is what they wanted to prove.
The Boston Massacre was self-defense because according to history from books on March 5,1770 groups of colonist decided to riot and surround the British soldiers, Throwing things at the soldiers and taunting them to fire. My first argument is Crispus Attucks took a cordwood stick and swung it at one of the soldiers who protected him from the blow. Attucks was yelling" Kill the dogs"! "Knock them over!" This is self-defense because Crispus Attucks struck the soldier first, and once the soldier was hit he could act back upon the hit and could do anything to protect himself from a contact
One week ago, the colonist attacked the British. This was a tragic event where the Colonist threw snowballs, clubs,oysters,and chunk of ice. In addition they told us the British,to fire if we dared, so we did but, on accident. Once one of us fired, other British started to. The colonist protested that they were unarmed but they really had many items that could kill.This is now known as the Boston
The colonists thought that the laws King George made were unfair and cruel and it was evident that King George had firmly resolved not to change his mind. The colonists were indignant and furious, putting a lot of stress on the minds of Hugh and John. One of the colonists began provoking and taunting John, this began to irate Hugh, so he stepped in and hit the colonist with the butt of his gun, the colonist screamed and this created such a scene that soon
The Boston Massacre took place on March 5th, 1770. British soldiers were placed in Boston to control the colonists and make sure they payed the Townsend Acts, Britain didn 't want a repeat of the Stamp Act. One day (March 5th, 1770) a patriot mob started throwing snowballs, rocks, and sticks at a few British soldiers. The soldiers began firing their muskets into the crowd. Some men were killed, others were injured, and a few died because of their injuries later.
The Boston massacre Although many historian believe the the Boston Massacre was a murder it is clear that it is an act of self-defense. First, the situation was self-defense because Preston was trying to get the sentry to safety when they got surrounded by armed and drunken citizens. The soldiers were defending themselves because they were unable to escape with their backs against the custom house and faced an angry mob. Secondly, the solders’ fire was eight to six seconds between them. this shows that the solders fired on there own accord because usually they all fire at the same time when following orders.
This photo showed the Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in Kings Street in Boston” just 3 weeks after the Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. It is regarded by historians as an important document of the pre-revolutionary period. At the same time it is known to contain number of inaccuracies because the author used it as a propaganda piece to advance the cause of Independence The British are lined up and an officer is giving an order to fire, implying that the British soldiers are the aggressors. The colonists are shown reacting to the British when in fact they had attacked the soldiers British faces are sharp and angular in contrast to the Americans’ softer, more innocent features. This makes the British look more menacing The British soldiers
Cassius exclaimed that Caesar having all the power is a bad idea, and for that he needed to die. Taking an innocent man’s life for a reason that might not even be true is a cruel act of selfishness. Cassius assumed that Caesar will have a negative effect on Rome, and made a life or death decision based on assuming. Revenge and envy also causes people to assume things. Napoleon, from Animal Farm, assumed that Snowball was in charge of taking revenge by destroying the windmill.
The execution of Charles I in England, also consumed at the minds of the British revolutionaries. At the moment prior to when Charles was beheaded those watching the execution began responding with fury. Those watching chanted the king 's name in vain, reacting to the execution in a near mob-like manner. This again illustrates how violence took over the mind psychologically. The type of psychological violence here resembles what occurred during the Boston Massacre.
However, by using violence as the primary method to abolish the government and boasting about the dominance of the revolution through the Carmagnole, the revolutionaries discredit themselves. Inciting fear into the population and by attempting to fight their distraught state with violence, they are gradually turning from the oppressed to the oppressor. The people of the French revolution while fighting against an oppressive government do so in an unjust manner, in turn, delegitimizing the revolution revealing how violence is never the answer. The revolutionaries dance the Carmagnole to advertise the dominance and authority of the revolution; however, this demonstrates their aspiration to be dominant over society. The dancers in the Carmagnole are “dancing like five thousand demons” exemplifying the goal of the dance to incite fear into its enemies (288).