Monthly Archives: October 2012

Is this the New Revolution?

Ted Talk Video Recently, I came across this “TedTalk” that discusses the effect of media and forms of communication on progress.  The speaker’s presentation focuses mainly on how technology can be used to transform government and ideas.  I’m sharing this … Continue reading

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The Written Word

This week, as we discussed the effect of certain groups, people, and works of writing on the American Revolution, I began to think about how much effect the written word has on the mindset of a society. Words can inspire … Continue reading

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The Irony of the American Revolution

As I was reviewing Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death” speech I couldn’t help but be amused by the blatant ironic and hypocritical ideology of the American Revolutionists.     Discrediting the British parliament’s authority over the … Continue reading

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American Revolution – Justified or Overreaction?

I’m of the opinion – and it might be an unpopular one – that the colonists took the American Revolution a bit too far. Several factors contributed to the explanations as to why Britain did what it did, but the … Continue reading

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Lexington and concord

In Brinkley on page 111, it mentions Lord North’s course of action which was conceived during early 1775. His plan to allow the colonies to tax themselves at Parliament’s demand was thought to have been able to avoid bloodshed and … Continue reading

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