Revolutionary War And Moral Courage Essay

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The Revolutionary War truly made America the powerhouse it is to date. First, The brave souls that fought for America truly showed unwavering moral courage. Second, examining how the American colonists, along with the Jewish people, were both oppressed we can conclude that they had to live with perseverance. Third, by exploring how these American colonists shaped our country and made it what it is today we can draw the conclusion that these were intelligent and a patriotic people. By studying American colonists bravery and oppression, examining how the American colonists were constantly held down by the British, and by seeing that the American colonists and their fight for freedom made America what it is today, it is clear that the American …show more content…
One group in particular showed immense moral courage to me; the American colonists. “Attempts by the British government to raise revenue by taxing the colonies met with heated protest among many colonists, who resented their lack of representation in Parliament [sic] and demanded the same rights as other British subjects” (American Revolution History, 1). The American colonists were truly sick and tired of the British Monarchy rule over the 13 Colonies. They were tired of the constant bombardment through taxation and little to no representation. The American colonists wanted to gain independence and become free. These were not a breed of people who would sit back; these were warm-blooded Americans, it was their calling to take action. “This First Continental Congress did not go so far as to demand independence from Britain, but it denounced taxation without representation, as well as the maintenance of the British army in the colonies without their consent, and issued a declaration of the rights due every citizen, including life, liberty, property, assembly and trial by jury” (American Revolution History 1). The patriots retaliated. The British, constantly raising and creating new taxes to maintain an army in the Colonies, were despised by the American colonists who were tired of the overreach of the British in their country. The Second Continental Congress truly …show more content…
First, we examined the British oppression against the American Colonists and how the American colonists addressed it. Second, we examined how the British and the victims of the Holocaust were alike, because of their long fights for freedom. Lastly, we saw just how much these American colonists affected and continue to affect are everyday lives. So, when we think of heroes, we ought to think of the people who shaped our country and truly formed it, without them who knows how everyday life would

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