Letters Of A Westchester Farmer Analysis

The American Revolution began with actions of optimism from the thirteen colonies seeking independence from the harsh conditions of the British King and Parliament. Americans were in search of liberty and natural rights, but failing to receive these rights led to conflicts between the colonists and the King. The papers "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine and "Letters of a Westchester Farmer" by Reverend Samuel Seabury explain the point of views on the struggles between the thirteen colonies and Great Britain. The idea of freedom leading to salutary neglect, strict acts and taxes, and rebellious reactions led to the start of the American Revolution. These circumstances were heavily planted onto the colonists after the King of Britain demanded obedience but was not receiving any. Dissatisfied and angry Americans initiated an uprising to gain liberty known as the …show more content…
Colonists got a little taste of freedom while Great Britain and other European countries were concerned with the Seven Years ' War occurring on their side of the world. Thomas Paine believed America had greatly developed during this period and no longer needed the protection of the "Mother Country". Colonists altered their way of living and thinking, believing that everyone has natural rights and they should not be taken away from them. "The commerce by which she hath enriched herself are the necessaries of life" meaning America advanced without the help or protection of Britain (Paine). The thirteen colonies were better off without the help of any European countries. The state of mind of the colonists and the British was far from the same, producing disagreements and radical behaviors. The little taste of freedom upset the Americans when it was taken away after the British King and Parliament decided to get involved with the

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