Essay about American Revolution Rhetorical Analysis

The American Revolution: Rhetoric
The American Revolution (1775-83) is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The war started because the residents of Great Britain’s thirteen North American colonies disagreed with the colonial government, who represented the British Crown. The first instance of the disagreement happened in August twenty sixth in seventeen sixty-five. A riot occurred in front of the chief justice and lieutenant governors house. The Bostonian citizens disagreed on a recently passed British tax called the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was a law that required all colonial residents to pay a stamp tax on every printed paper including legal documents, bills of sale, contracts, wills, advertising,…

Over the past few years’ colonist had passed out many pamphlets preaching liberty, for instance “A Chariot of Liberty”, “Oration on the Beauties of Liberty” and “Common Sense”. The Oration of Beauties of Liberty” was a sermon first, before it became a pamphlet. John Allen a preacher at the Second Baptist Church strongly opposed what he called British “tyranny”. Common Sense was a bit different. It was written by Thomas Paine and published on January Seventeen Seventy-six. Though the author was only listed as an “Englishmen”. Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” was different because it was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain. Another thing that made Common Sense so unique is that Paine’ used basic language to speak to the common people of America. Earlier political writing was usually directed to the educate. John Allen also wrote ballads to encourage the rebels. One of the war ballads he wrote was called the liberty tree song. It starts out “In a chariot of light from the regions of say, the goddess of Liberty came”. Only six months after common sense came out the Second Continental Congress decided to cut the colonies ties with Great Britain…