Examining the source- John Dickinson; Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1768)
In the Late 1700’s the British Parliament passed a law called the, “Stamp Act” that increased the British taxation policies in the American colonies. Appalled over these new policies and regulations a Philadelphian Lawyer named John Dickinson published a series of newspaper articles that rebutted the British government and encouraged protest against the unjust actions of their parliament.
The main objective of Dickinson’s Article was too reach out too his fellow colonists and inform them that these new policies were unjust; to stand up against wrongful actions all without inciting violence against Americas mother country. Dickinson shows respect towards the British Parliament in his document, yet also manages to convey a sense that what they are attempting to do is unjust. His writing is persuasive, conveying an important message of duty and liberty to his countrymen and also a strong resounding resolution of passion and principle to the British parliament.
Dickinson wrote this article to convey his feelings towards this law he felt was unfair and took it upon himself to write for every colonist that was not represented in the Americas. His writing is ripe with poignant undertones of freedom from the unjustified treatment from their mother country. In essence the article calls for the release of the shackles that the British Government had bolted onto each American and their individual freedom. This letter is a foreshadowing of the revolution that was to come in the American colonies.
This article is a representation of what our country was founded on. The strength and courage needed to fight against wrongful oppression. These ideals ring true especially in todays world, with the massive amounts of tyrannical leadership all across the globe. Dickinson wrote an unparalleled example of how every Citizen should question the wrongful actions of their...