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Patriots

Mr. Boyd's mp2 project
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Blake Vidunas

on 23 January 2013

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Patriots By Blake Vidunas Before the Revolutionary War Why a Patriot? I would have wanted to be a patriot because I would want to be free. I don't want to be under the rule of a King. I want to be able to vote and have a say in what goes on in the government. If I have to pay taxes, I should have a say in the government. I have rights and want to be able to stand up for them. I don't want to have to worry about my rights being taken away. For example, I don't want to be told exactly what church I have to go to, and then get punished if I don't go there.The King is able to take my rights away, and that is not what I want. These are a couple reasons why I would want to be a patriot. Reason 1 Reason 2 Reason 3 I would want to be a free, independent person. I would not want to be killed because I didn't go to church one Sunday, or went to a different church than told to go to. Wouldn't it make for a better country if we were aloud to go worship as we please? This is the last reason you should become a patriot. Government is very important. I would want to have democracy. That would mean that I would be able to vote for what I think is right for our country. You might say "But I don't make a difference." The thing is, that when you put all the votes together you do make a difference. I don't have a say if I am ruled by the King of England now do I. This is the first reason everyone should become a patriot. I don't want to be under the rule of a king. I don't want to have to worry about my rights being taken away from me. My rights to Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are free rights that I should be able to know that I will have forever. I will fight for my rights. I need to know that I will have them. With a King I do not know that. This is the second reason why you need to become a patriot. Main Argument Before the Revolutionary War there were many events that occurred. 1754-1763- French and Indian War
April 5, 1764- Sugar Act
1765- Stamp Act
March 5, 1770- Boston Massacre
May 10, 1773- Tea Act
Dec. 16, 1773- Boston Tea Party
1774- Intolerable Acts
April 19, 1775- Battle of Lexington and Concord
June 17, 1775- Battle of Bunker Hill
July 4, 1776- Declaration of Independence is signed Differences between a Patriot and a Loyalist Patriot Loyalist 1) 2) 3) 1) 2) 3) Why am I a patriot? Why I choose the Patriots and not the Loyalists. It will be terrible if we separate from England. We will be much better off without England. We still need England's guidance and protection. True freedom can only come if we don't have a King. No one should have to pay taxes unless they vote for the representative that helps determine the tax. Patriots object to taxes because they don't want to pay them. What will Happen What will happen if everyone is on the Loyalist side and not the Patriot side. If we were to all become loyalists bad things would happen. We would not be an independent country, we would be ruled by a King, and we would not have religious freedom. I just named three terrible things that we could still have. Do you want those things to happen, because I don't. What if we were still ruled by a King? There are so many what if questions that I am asking myself. If those are just three of things and we know there are more, what would our country be like today? All of these things are what would happen if everyone was on the loyalist side instead of the patriot side. Religious Freedom Free Rights Democracy Life before the Revolutionary War Life before the Revolutionary War was not a happy time. All of the colonists were furious because of taxes. They came to America to be free, not to pay taxes. They were not happy and wanted to rebel against the idea of taxes. They were able to tolerate the paper tax, but the tea tax took it to far. Living in the time before was not somewhere you would really want to be. If I am ruled by a king, I am not free. I have the chance of having my rights being taken away. I also don't really have freedom, and that is what most people came to America for. If these people came to be free, then they don't want taxes. The king is making them pay taxes on paper products and tea which made all of the colonists furious. The people did not have a say in the decisions being made by the king. The king is taxing the colonists, yet the colonists don't have a say in the decisions being made. The king will also not make the right decisions for the colonies. Only the people of the colonies can make the right decision.
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