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American Revolution Propaganda

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American Revolution Propaganda The Boston Massacre The event is portraying that the British were firing at the American townspeople.

The specific message is trying to make it seem that the British were firing at the Americans with out any kind of warning or purpose. It is also trying to say that there were a lot of people killed in the act.

The bias is aimed at the American People. An American artist painted this to portray the fact that the British were nasty and fired at groups of people for no reason.

The goal is to make the American people believe that the British were all out to get them, hoping that they will want American freedom seeing how awful these people are.

There isn't a truth in the message because there were only about 5 people murdered in the event and supposedly the Americans were throwing snowballs and provoking the situation.

I think i was a very effective tool, because it is one of the most memorable pieces from the American Revolution. Everyone sees that and thinks about how awful it was and how it helped our country form. This is portraying the attitudes of the British about the Colonists after the Boston Tea Party. The artist symbolized the closing of the port by placing the Bostonians in a cage suspended from the Liberty Tree. The three men in the small boat attempting to feed the hungry men in the cage represent the other American colonies that sent supplies to aid the citizens of Boston during the crisis. The fish have been placed on the ends of poles that are then put through the bars of the cage. British soldiers on the shore with cannons, and warships in the harbor symbolize the continued blockade.

The specific message is showing that the British thought that the American Colonists deserved to be punished for what they did in the harbor. In reality the punishment was the intolerable acts. Putting the Colonists in the tree is symbolizing that the port is closed and the British have complete control of the Americans.

The Piece was created by a British artist and was published in British newspapers in 1774 to show how awful the American Colonists were, and how the British had control of them.

Although this was intended to be a piece of propaganda for the British, it could be very well seen from the Colonists view. They may see it as, "look how terrible we are being treated by the British, they control us completely, so lets fight for freedom." However, the British see this as, "we have it in the bag" mentality, thinking that they have the Americans under control and they will never get away.

The goal is to make the British people see that the soldiers in America are doing a good job of keeping the Americans in line, and to assure them that they wont break away from the homeland.

I think it was a very effective tool. It may have sparked the minds of many more people than the Artist had wanted it too, considering that the Americans looked at it and saw a spark in it as well as the British. Join or Die Snake This piece of propaganda was intended to help the Colonies see that if they formed together, they could be a stronger force and to defeat the threat of French expansion in North America. Many people do not realize that the snake is also somewhat of a geographical map. It doesn't show any true features of a map, but if you notice, the states are in order going down the snake, in the same formation as they go down the coast line. The curves of the snake represent the curves of the coast line. However, the New England colonies are clumped together, and Georgia doesn't appear at all.

The specific message is to show that the Colonies can be a stronger force if joined together. Franklin was trying to show that the colonies can be a threat, just as a snake is a threat to a person.

Benjamin Franklin created this piece. It was one of the first political cartoons published in the newspaper. It first appeared on May 9, 1754, in an issue of Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette.

There is a clear bias present. The snake shows that the colonies should form as one to defeat, which means it is obviously supporting the Americans.

The goal is to get every colony to form together as one to help defeat the French expansion in North America.

There is truth in this piece because it obviously worked. We are here today as a nation and not under British or French rule. There is truth in the saying "strength in numbers"

I think it was very effective in arousing the public, because everyone was on board with the idea, and we defeated the British and fought off the French using this idea. Bostonians in Distress Thomas Paine's Common Sense Thomas Paine is trying to get the American people to see that the British don't treat them fairly and that they should try and make their own country. It is portraying the beginning of the Revolutionary war, Americans are starting to see that it would be a good idea to break away from England. This is also the specific message.

Thomas created this piece of propaganda. His first volume was an anonymous pamphlet titled Common Sense was printed in Philadelphia. After he printed another one with his name.

There is an obvious bias present. Thomas Paine is a strong advocate for American Independence. This is what the whole book is about, how americans aren't treated right by Britain, and if they seperate, they could have their rights back and be free.

There is truth in this message because England was using us to pay off their war debts, and to do so they abused our rights as a nation and taxed us heavily. Thomas Paine just made that idea public and people agreed. The
Boston
Tea
Party The Boston Tea Party happened out of defiance of the American people. The British had made it so that they could only buy british tea, well the American's dressed up as indians in the middle of the night and dumped all the tea over board, causing the British major losses economically.

The specific message to this event is that the American were trying to say that they didnt like th fact that England had all this control over them. So to defy against it they dumped all the tea over board.

Americans had created this piece. I dont think that the British would have dumped all their own tea over board and blame it on the Americans if they wnated them to buy it.

The bias is twoards the Americans concidering they were the ones who did it.

There is truth because the British got very angry and just taxed them more. But it was a starting point of the fued between the two countries. The Funeral Of Miss Ame-Stamp This print celebrates the end of the tax. An instant success, the print became one of the most copied satirical prints of the period. The americans had a harsh stamp tax on then, and when it was repealed it was a big American victory.

The specific message is showing that the Americans are happy that the British repealed the Stamp Act. They are sending the "stamp act" in a vault in the ground.

The bias is to the Americans because it an american victory.

The goal was to help boost the morale of the Americans in fighting the war against the British. I think it was very effective because we won the war. th American rattlesnake captures British army at Saratoga, 1777. Published when peace negotiations had begun, this British cartoon warns of the futility of further efforts to defeat the Americans. The rattlesnake says: "Two British Armies I have thus Burgoyn'd, And room for more I've got behind." A sign is posted over a vacant third coil:"An Apartment to Lett for Military Gentlemen." Rattlesnakes symbolized American fierce determination to fight for their liberty.


The bias is to the Americans because they had won at saratoga, by capturing the British soldiers. But they also display that the british can keep fighting on. The American Rattlesnake
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