Thomas Paine The Crisis Analysis

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“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph” (Paine 160). This quote is from Thomas Paine’s The Crisis, which is more or less one long rallying cry against staying a British colony. It is one of the numerous different stories written and published in this time period that fired up the Americans and persuaded them to rebel against Great Britain. Overly biased stories helped to persuade, motivate, and convince the people of the time to revolt, keep fighting, and eventually led to defeating which was at the time the most powerful empire in the world in Great Britain. The persuasive writings and speeches by the likes of Jefferson, Paine, and Henry…show more content…
Propaganda and pro-revolution literature were very successful against Great Britain. “They tell us, sir, that we are weak – unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? (Henry 189).” This statement got people who were on the fence to join the rebel fight. They helped to persuade people to fight and turn things in their favor. Colonists who were neutral in wanting to secede and even some pro-British supporters changed their minds after reading or listening to what these colonists had to say. Helping to increase numbers of both supporters and soldiers in the army were very beneficial when trying to break free from the British rule. I think it’s fair to say that the colonists might not have been able to do it without the pro-revolutionary

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