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    The Plea to Commence War In order to gain freedom from the despotism of the British monarchy, citizens of the United States took it into their hands to persuade the loyalists to take action against injustice. In 1775, Patrick Henry powerfully addressed the idea to commence war upon the British to resolve the issue of oppression at the Virginia Convention. He was able to conjure conflict and fear within the minds of the audience members by appealing to emotion, and making religious or authoritative remarks in front of colonists who felt enslaved by the British. Patrick Henry’s intentions were to provoke the result of the declaration of war in rage against British oppression. Patrick Henry himself was greatly affected by the…

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    One of the other problematic things colonist discussed was the monarchy: “To the evil monarchy we have added that a hereditary succession… For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others” (Common Sense, P.94) The way the British governed was against everything colonist believe in, it is foolish to think people would let go of their beliefs in order to adapt to other’s beliefs, especially when it was imposed.…

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    Who is the audience for each writer? Why does Jefferson not discuss slavery in the Declaration? How does Paine use the word “slave”? What do Paine and Jefferson say about the monarchy in their respective documents? Why does Jefferson focus more on the king than on parliament? Jefferson’s writing of the Declaration of Independence seems to be mainly directed towards both the British crown, as well as members of American government. The colonists themselves may be the audience but this is…

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    face of the release of a pamphlet by Thomas Paine, who decreed that the end of the British rule should occur by removing the position of the monarchical head, King George III. Paine warranted the fact that the absence of the “royal brute” rule would be the only way to end the rule of Britain over the nation. 6.1 The pamphlet as well as the communion instilled in me a sense of purpose, which in turn expressed itself in my desire to write to impact the masses as a whole. The pamphlet, titled…

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    (Paine), attempting to make Americans see how the British system idolizes one man who is just like the rest of the people on eart. In order to further prove how callous the monarch system is, he says it is “the most prosperous invention of the Devil” (Paine). Paine seems to become more aggressive when discussing religion’s role in creating a system that idolizes one person, describing Jews as sinful for looking for a king. He emphasizes the idea that there is only one ruler and that is the Lord.…

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    The British monarchy is a constitutional monarchy, which allows other political bodies to help run the nation. This means that the highest legislative authority granted by the crown is known a parliament. Parliament has the ability to pass legislation and untimely have the most power over the residents in the monarchy. Parliament and the king’s rule appeared to balance of one another until the system was harder to maintain with new territories. To rule over territories thousands of miles away,…

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    colonies had to. Thomas Paine published his pamphlet, Common Sense. This pamphlet was a huge success because it advocated independence from Britain to the colonies. With him acknowledging this, he stated that America need to break away from Britain because as long as they remained within it they would be imprisoned by them. With them being imprisoned by Britain it would prevent them from taking the final step to ultimately gain independence. Paine launched an enterprise with attack on the…

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    As a British subject, the colonists were entitled to proper representation within the British Parliament. Under British rule, the colonists did not have a say in political decisions directly or indirectly; colonists were not represented. The British understanding was contrary to this, Thomas Whately later explaining that the colonists were given virtual representation. Virtual representation was characterized by Parliament being made up of every type of British property owner from the…

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    Colonialism In Hawaii

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    white American businessmen, overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy. Hawaii’s last queen, Queen Liliʻuokalani, surrendered peacefully so as to avoid bloodshed. This event led to the end of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The Kingdom of Hawaii was established in 1795. During the nineteenth century, traders, planters, and missionaries from America and Europe had begun to make a home on the islands. King Kamehameha I (1758-1819) welcomed American traders and helped them develop a prosperous trade between Hawaii…

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    Background: British monarchy was established after the Glorious Revolution in 1688 and England is the first country which establish constitutional monarchy. Now, Queen Elizabeth II. is the head of State and as the monarch she is also the head of the church of England, commander in Chief, head of the commonwealth and head of executive, legislature and judiciary. Although she has many titles, she has no real political power, with “domestic and foreign policy are left to Parliament and, more…

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