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Is All Terrorism Unjustified It is my belief that not all terrorism goes unjustified The definition of terrorism according to Funk and Wagnalls is as follows Unlawful acts of violence committed in an attempt to over throw a government Another definition is use of violence or the threat of violence to create a climate of fear in a given population So whilst there are unjustified acts of terrorism there are also those that are justified Americans it self has committed these acts as well In the following paragraphs will be examples of terrorism that was justified First thing that comes to mind is the Boston Tea Party Was not this an act of terrorism We were trying to show England that we didnt like the way they were ruling over us and that we wanted to be free How did they finally get the picture We dumped a ship full of tea into the Boston Harbor which helped to start the Revolutionary War which ultimately lead to the United States to be a free country John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry Virginia is another good example John Brown lead a raid into Harpers Ferry when he was protesting against slavery He had planned to lead the group that he had lead into Harpers Ferry further south and force slave owners to free their slaves but was caught before he could do so Soon after this the Civil War was fought One of the main reasons for this war was slavery Slavery was and is wrong John Brown and others knew this and some of them fought against it In the end the slaves were freed While terrorism can have justification much of it may not It all depends on which side of the story you look at if from Obviously the group that committed the act of terror thinks it is just and the other side doesnt So then in a sense does all
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