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How does one write about revolution Must he describe the powers that rule or should he paint in the readers mind a picture of the rising anger the persons seeking justice withhold In the midst of the 1770s three writers expressed such vivid opinions A speech presented by Patrick Henry on March 23 of 1775 the poem To His Excellency General Washington by Phillis Wheatley and the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson all share the theme of the rising glory of America These three examples of revolutionary propaganda have all led me to the same idea That being revolutionary opinion helped spark the people of that time to fight for their freedom If we wish to be free--if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight I repeat it sir we must fight This lengthy exert from a speech by Patrick Henry addressed to General Washington I feel shows great esteem for the basis of this essay Patrick Henry expresses strong opinions on their the people of the new worlds current predicament Not only was his speech both cunning and persuasive but it was addressed to General Washington the one man who could lead them to victory If his speech was strong enough to convince General Washington you can be assured that it hit the hearts of every person who inhabited the soon to be pronounced thirteen states Patrick Henry was quite sincere when he spoke of revolting against Britain He would rather fight and die than to live the rest of his life as a slave Hence the closing line of his speech the same line that will end this paragraph clinched the argument that he so profoundly set forth
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