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    Research on communication during the Revolution must include Bernard Bailyn’s work, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, (1967). Bailyn’s study looked to peel back the myths and legends about the origins of the Revolution, to get to the real heart of the matter by looking at what was on the minds of the colonists, the average merchant, the lawyers, and the radical leaders. Who had an agenda? Who had an idea about government and rights of man? He looked at what the people wrote. Bailyn did extensive research on the pamphlets generated during the war; with over four hundred produced in 1776 alone. This study will flesh out how many of those were written and printed in Boston, by whom, and why. Bailyn described the pamphlets as such; “They reveal not merely positions taken but the reason why positions were taken; they reveal motive and understanding: the assumptions, beliefs, and ideas – the articulated world view – that lay behind the manifest events of the…

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    Experience and Enlightenment Ideas in Eighteenth-Century America historian, Bernard Bailyn, evaluates the ideals that have written general American history. His understanding is to breakdown the absurd relations between revolutionary leaders and the belief that the fighting was for new reasons, as aforementioned. He points out that the colonists were not in the dark ages and were “well informed students of contemporary social and political theory. Bailyn argues, “The Revolution was a laboratory…

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    citizens of these colonies were tired of the British rule bringing about rebellion and discontent. The history of the American Revolution as put forth by Bernard Bailyn is supported by many American historians. The revolution was economic in nature as the colonies started rebelling due to taxation issues. They argued that England had no legal power to tax them and if they were to be taxed, they needed to be represented. Taxing the thirteen colonies was made an issue in the Revenue Act of 1764…

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    Bailyn did so by pointing out several legacies that he considered to be “intellectual”, such as the…

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    Bailyn, Bernard. The Peopling of British North America: An Introduction. New York: Vintage Books, 1988. Thesis: In his preface, Bailyn describes his texts as a "preliminary effort to open up the questions and identify major themes of a very large area of history which we still only vaguely understand (xii). In chapter one he goes onto define the actual idea behind the title: " It brings together the major aspects of life in the American colonies- social structure and settlement patterns,…

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    There are a plethora of theories as to what exactly caused the American Revolution. Although it isn’t possible to narrow such a monumental act down to a single cause, two historians – Bernard Bailyn and Gary Nash - have argued their interpretations of historical data and documents based on a few primary sources. While Bailyn argues that it was personal and political creeds, along with political power-struggles, that caused the revolution, Nash’s theory that it was a combination of social…

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    In so many ways technology and Google has simplified people’s lives. Technology has become a necessity for just about everyone. All the information people need is at the tip of their fingers, directly on their phones. So, because of the easy access to Google and technology, individuals should be smarter, right? The fact is technology and Google makes people stupid, and this can be seen in a series of ways. First of all, Google alters the way people’s brains operate, and as a result they become…

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    Mark Madoff was put in a very difficult position on whether to turn his father, Bernie Madoff, in for his Ponzi scheme immediately or give his father a week delay as he requested. If Mark would have not immediately gone to authorities, he risked looking guilty for involvement and risked the charges associated with involvement, in addition to possibly facing charges for withholding information on his father’s illegal activity. If Mark chose to wait it out, he would be giving Bernie not only a…

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    We all want certain things, and sometimes greedy people want more than others. Like just about everyone, I have been a greedy person, and have had greed. My greed is ordinary though it is my motivator to go to college, get a better job, and truly succeed in life. I believe greed is good and bad because it can bring out the worst in people, but others it truly drives them to just be successful, happy people. I hope to describe how greed is something that just about everyone has and what…

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    As far as a Hollywood movie goes, everyone wants the perfect Hollywood ending. To be able to have the perfect Hollywood ending, Hollywood first has to make the perfect character. The perfect character consists of someone who is all around good. They have good intentions, a wholesome background, and despite every awful situation they are put in they come out of it a better person. So what better way to portray the perfect character than by making them great with kids? That was, after all, the…

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