Short Summary: Rebellion In The United States

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Roadney Louis January 2014 Hunter Social Studies Imagine that you were living a great life, with minimal problems, but stripped of your rights and forced to suffer because of the pigment of your skin color or because you are being controlled. How would that make you feel? Rebellion is an act of violence or open resistance to an established government or ruler. In other words it means to go against…show more content…
They wanted to be themselves. For, example, in the Declaration of Independence, “ But when a long train of abuses pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under complete tyranny, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new protections for future security.” In other words, this quote means that the British abused the colonists for a long period of time, and the colonists saw that as tyranny, which is unfairly using government power. The colonists had the right to choose someone else to them in the future. Also in the Declaration of Independence, it says, “Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of repeated injuries, all having in direct object all the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states.” This means that as the colonists view themselves as Americans, they can’t stand or take the British government anymore. They want to form their own government because the British forced them to follow their rules, and had limited options. The British did tyranny on the colonists, and that made them mad. They eventually got complete power. This evidence suggests that the colonists were being treated unfairly because the British committed tyranny against the colonists. This makes their rebellion…show more content…
They rebelled against the White race, or the Apartheid. For example, Nelson Mandela and the ANC rebelled against Apartheid. In a article, it mentions that “He organized a campaign in 1952 to encourage people to disobey laws that segregated schools,marriage, housing, and jobs. “ This quote shows how Mandela and the ANC tried to rebel the Apartheid's laws to show that they wouldn't give up without a fight, and prove why they deserved to have their rights. Also after a plan to strike an attack against the Apartheid was found in the ANC’s headquarters, Mandela states” I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness, nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by whites” Some may say that Mandela and the ANC took it too far with an attack, but others may say that this helps with their rebellion because they want to prove that they should have the same rights as any other human or person should have. As you can see, the evidence above supports the stance that the South Africans’ and the ANC’s rebellion was

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