Hope Winston Churchill said “The future is unknowable, but the past should give us hope”. Churchill understood that without the wars, struggles, and hardships that America has been through in the past, we wouldn 't be living in this free country with the hopes that we have today. Without the patriots we had back then, we wouldn 't be here today. On July 4th 1776 America gained its Independence from England. Everyday since then thousands of soldiers risk their lives for our freedom and to secure this independance.
He shows the opposing view, “shall we try argument?”, and goes on to explain that they have “…been trying that for the last ten years” (Henry). Henry provides views from those that would oppose him and says why they are wrong. This makes the audience support him even more because they will see why the opponent’s viewpoint is wrong and he is right. He shows that they have run through all the different ways that they could stop the war and have no other choice but to initiate war between colonists and the British. It satisfies the colonists who want to fight back and opens the eyes of the President and Delegates to the fact that the British leave no other
I am a pacifist; I am not completely against war and violence, it is a means to self preservation of the person and the state. War can be used to fight against legitimate threats such as thieves, invading countries, and terrorists. Compulsory service in the military is a breach of my civil liberties and personal philosophy. That is a direct threat to freedom. I would be for a draft (such as in World War Two, as a means of self preservation) as a legitimate government activity to protect the country.
Since we learn our first history lessons, we are instilled with the belief of the lionized legacies of our founding fathers. We are taught that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and their fellow-founding fathers were heroic men fighting for a noble cause. We are supposed to ignore the fact that these men were little more than rebels filled to the brim with paranoia that used immoral tactics in war, and refused to pay their debts for the protection they had from Britain. People tend to give the colonies the heroic stance of the war, when in reality the cause of the war was a complex one with both sides displaying less than moral principles. The sides of the war were a money-hungry empire that was starving financially and
The national anthem is a time for patriotism, not politics. Pro athletes have gone to far because they should respect people who fight for their freedom, they could’ve taken a different course of action, and it’s a time for patriotism, not politics. They should respect those who fight for their freedom. For example “By protesting the national anthem, they are protesting America.” and “Muhammad Ali took a stand against the Vietnam War.”. Protesting America is disrespectful to people who fight
As an colonist/American, Thomas Paine knows that the upcoming war will be inevitable, therefore he tries his best to persuade the other colonists to fight by logically appealing to their senses. “America did not, nor does not want force; but she wanted a proper application of that force.” (Crisis No. 1). Thomas Paine is trying to stress that America, through ways of diplomacy does not want any harm towards her/the colonists but the British will persist and in a matter of time, ready or not, America will be forced to fight. Due to there being an upcoming war, the colonists were still split on Summer time soldiers and sunny patriots, both will only fight when it's a good “weathered” situation.
Ho Chi Minh declared on behalf of his countrymen that they were willing to give up ‘their lives and property’ to achieve and preserve their autonomy. Likewise, the Americans had sworn to pledge their lives, fortune and honour to support the declaration for independence. It is worth noting that the justification for both declarations of independence were headed by the basic rights of all people. Ho Chi Minh even used the famous preamble from the American Declaration as the heading for his country’s declaration Both sources are different in terms of the number of countries they wanted to highlight specifically. The America Declaration piled blame on Great Britain for their suffering.
I was very committed to being a patriot and fought for my and others freedom. I knew the risks of losing the war, but I still fought because The Son’s of Liberty told all of us to fight for our freedom and how important breaking away from Britain was to all of us. The Revolutionary war was a very important event in
It was the United States best interest to abandon its neutrality, and choose to go to war on the side of the allies for the future protection of American assets and welfare. The United States had many reasons to abandon its neutrality, and choose to go
In the harsh, dreaded winter at Valley Forge, your enlistment has finally retired. But now there is a decision to be made. Will I stay and be loyal to the Continental Army. Or will I abandon and never look back at the Continental Army. The decision must be made.