The American Revolution : Thomas Paine Essay

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Jonathan Buckley Ms. Michael History, bl 4 19 October 2015 The American Revolution Thomas Paine once said, "Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'tis time to part." (Paine, Thomas.) This is a quote from Thomas Paine 's Common Sense, a fifty page pamphlet written by Thomas Paine about political independence and how the American colonies didn’t need Britain. Thomas Paine is saying that America was experiencing resentment towards British rule and was ready to become an independent nation. The growing tension between the American colonies and Britain is supported through several examples. For instance, the Boston Tea Party proved that the Americans wanted nothing to do with the government anymore. During the Boston Massacre five American colonists were killed by British soldiers which upset the Americans even more. And finally, proof that this upset the Americans was through local attacks on British-appointed government leaders who collected taxes for Britain. These political upheavals and growing tensions point to the inevitability of the American Revolution. The American Revolution is proven inevitable through the Boston Tea Party, which happened mostly because of the unfair laws passed by the British Parliament. One of the most hated laws passed by the British government in 1765 was the Stamp Act. This law put a tax on every newspaper, pamphlet, diploma, license, and even pack of cards.
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