Argumentative EssayLoyalist or PatriotBackground: Various events of the 1700s led colonists to develop strong beliefs regarding the British government. The Trial of Peter Zenger, The Proclamation of 1763, the Boston Massacre combined with constantly changing taxes and rules that governed them made many think that self-governance was the best path for the colonies. Others felt that the King and his appointed officials had their best interests in mind and preferred to stay loyal to the crown. Later, during theAmerican Revolution, most colonists took one side or the other. Either they were Patriots or loyalist. Patriots believed that the colonies should break away from England and govern themselves. Loyalist believed that the colonies should stay true, or loyal, to the king and to England. They were also know as Tories.Task:During this activity, you will research the beliefs of the Loyalists and Patriots. You will then decide based on evidence and facts, if you would have been a loyalist or patriot during this time period based. Loyalists felt allegiance towards England and King George III while patriots felt strongly that the colonists should have the right to govern themselves. Decide which opinion you agree with and defend it in your essay. _________________________________________________________________Helpful Hints: Introduction:o“They Say”o“However, I say”oThesis statement – the main point you will be making in your essay.Body (why you are right) (2-3 paragraphs) each reason should be one paragraphoImportant events/evidence that defend/support your stance on the topic.Counter Argument (the reason why everyone who says differently is wrong) (1 paragraph)oExplains the opposing view and persuasively disproves it with evidence.Conclusion (1 paragraph)oRestate you position.oSummarize your main points.Essay must be typed, Times New Roman type face, and size 12 font.You must provide a bibliography (a list of where you got all your information).
In the article Loyalists and Other Losers I agree with the author's opinion of the differing natures of Canadian and American societies. Although we seem to share some similarities we are two different countries striving fourth in an age of individuality and world power. In summary of the story the author talks plenty of the injustices faced by the Loyalists and the ways of the British and the revolutionists.
In the article, I learned the hardships facing the loyalists and how hard it was. In the end the Loyalists played a big role in the revolution and the development of this country. The majority of loyalists not extremely against the revolutionists but merely hated the violence, specifically the mob violence. They did not want to revolt but simply to liberate their homeland from the ruthless authority that were supposedly acting on behalf of all Americans. They also wished to retain the civil liberties guaranteed by the British constitution. They did not want to fight for their own world or country but rather for their own conception of freedom with their promised rights. It also gave me a better understanding on the many different nationalities that were a brought here in Canada and who's voices are being recognized today.
In summary to this article, the American revolutionists, the Patriots, created this movement because of their hardships and dreams of a better life. They were angered by British taxes and the limits imposed on the westword expansion (reserved the west for the First-Nations). While there anger built, they collected arms and started resisting British rule and that started the Loyalists who resisted the Patriots. As the civil war progressed the government promised to set free all slaves who fought for Britain. Thousands of ex-slaves then fought in the civil war, fighting against their former owners, which only added hate to the angered the Patriots. The American...
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