The Female Patriots Analysis

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In “The Female Patriots” Griffitts is appealing to the masses that do not have the right to vote and can display their power through that of purchasing. Griffitts appeals to the more honorable approach of sending the message to England by hitting them in the purse. At this time in our history woman were not in a position of power as they are today. The decision makers rallied for violent means to an end, while the women sat dutifully in the background feeding their families. What Griffitts was able to do through her poem was call to the “Daughters of Liberty” to rise and take a stand against the tyranny imposed on the masses by England (547).
Griffitts was able to sell a sense of patriotism to the woman’s nation. She was able to plant the seeds of making a difference for the infant country in a section of the country that until this point had been sadly underutilized. Griffitts suggests boycotting those products which are taxable by England. Griffitts says “As American Patriots our Taste we deny – “(Griffitts 547)
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I believe that this was the most poignant omission from his draft. Unfortunately, this wrong took almost a hundred years and a very costly toll on American lives to rectify this omission that all men were indeed equal. I feel that part of this documents omissions were a way to facilitate negotiations between the two countries. The congress eliminated inflammatory positions within the document that would possibly “wake a sleeping giant. I applaud Jefferson’s candid style of writing, but perhaps one may feel that it was a bit sanctimonious and self-serving of Jefferson’s mental state. Jefferson was indeed one of our countries best assets and visionaries as he acted unselfishly to allow for all to prosper in the new country and to expand our physical boundaries through dealings with

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