Thomas Paine was a political writer and philosopher born in England who moved in 1774 to America. He wrote a pamphlet entitled Common Sense in 1776, two years after his migration, which firmly promoted independence and persuaded large numbers of prominent American colonists that it was time for them to get their freedom from British control. Paine put forth an outstanding convincing and passionate, fiery debate to the colonist in his pamphlet that the reason for emancipation was argent and just. He was also able to encourage the allegiances who consider themselves as subjects to the king to go against the rule of the monarchy.
The Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty were an organization founded by Boston Patriot Samuel Adams among the Thirteenth American Colonies to defend the civil rights of the settlers and to contest duties levied by the British government. The union was very vocal against the Stamp Act in 1765 and played a significant role in fighting it. The organization remained active even at the time of American Revolution was taking place, and their action facilitated the Revolution.
Abigail Adams is one the women who directly participated in American Revolutionary War. She made ammunitions for the soldiers during the Revolutionary war. She is also remembered for advocating for the right of women during and after the American Revolutionary War through her numerous letters to her husband John Adams, who spends many of his days away from home due to his various revolutionary and ministerial duties
Joseph Brant was a Mohawk military commander and a political leader during and after the American Revolution. He is remembered for his courageous act of leading the British troops consisting of the loyalists to the King and Great Britain soldiers against the American Colonists during the American Revolutionary War to gain freedom from the British. During the darkest time of the war, his fame enabled him to meet great politicians of his generation like George Washington, King George III among others.
i) Briefly describe the experience /contributions of the Native Americans, slaves or black Americans, and women in the American Revolution and the Early Republic.
During wars, food is usually scarce; slaves or the black Americans hunted and grew crops to feed the people they were supporting. The Native Americans delivered tactical military support that defined the outcome/tussle on the opposite side. Many women were in a situation where they have to protect their families from the Native American and British soldier_x0092_s attacks. Also, many women got involved in record keeping and keeping track of the war. They also sewed soldier_x0092_s blankets and soldiers outfit, amended wounds, cuts, and, took care of the injured soldiers at war. After the war had subsided, demand for labor escalated and many women was able to acquire jobs outside their homes; even more physically challenging jobs.
ii) How did transition to an American republic improve or diminished the position of the Native American, slaves or Black Americans, and the women?
The American Revolution reinforced the commitment to end slavery, but it also hinged a radicle new idea about equality and liberty, which challenged slavery. Slaves were the bigger gainers because within a short period they had gained freedom to the extent of starting their own institution like Richard Allen’s African Methodist Church.
This is a letter of inquiry into the right of the British colonist written by Richard Bland in Virginia in 1966. The document illuminates the Americans state because it advocates for the civil rights of the settlers making them understand their right as American citizens. The inquiry was intended to give a solution to the rules that were implemented regarding the colonies, and the duties enforced upon Americans. The letter was addressed to the Author of the Pamphlet. British Government through his parliament passed Stamp Act, Sugar Act, and Townshend Act, which made the price of the commodities very expensive. The legislature that passed these acts had no elected representative from the colonies. The document was significant because it demanded the proper relationship among Parliament, provinces and the sovereign.