Board Forum 1 Replies
your responses to your classmates in the second week of the forum as “Letters
to the Editor.” Assume you are the reader of this newspaper and want to respond
to what you read. Your responses must show some analytical thought and foster
more dialogue. Ask questions, give a different point of view, bring up another
aspect of the topic your classmates did not cover. Interaction such as this is
what makes this assignment relevant and prohibits it from being a completion
exercise. When writing your “Letters to the Editor,” you must respond to 2 of
your classmates. One must be a reply/letter on the topic you read and wrote
about, and the other reply/letter must be on a topic you did not choose. At least
150-200 words for each reply.
Topic 4: The Boston Massacre – A Massacre or a Terrible Tragedy?
Boston Massacre – A Massacre or a Terrible Tragedy?
Crystal Frew March 7th, 1770
brutal massacre that took place just two days ago, killing five civilians. The
civilians in remembrance are Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, James Caldwell,
Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr. Was this a massacre or a terrible tragedy?
Some may say a tragedy but I say it was a massacre. These soldiers had no right
to kill those five men when all they were doing was protesting in what they
believed to be right and at that being unarmed civilians. “So whatever you wish
that other would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the
Prophets.” (Matthew 7:122 ESV). “Even the Boston silversmith and engraver Paul Revere
aligns the soldiers in a formal military pose and portrays the commanders as
giving an order to fire.” (Keene, Cornell & O’Donnell 2013).
unsettling event took place because many of our civilians disagree with the
taxation on imported goods. Quite frankly, I disagree also, only because it is
not our fault that there is so much debt from the wars. The taxation on goods
is a violation of our rights. Being a female and a daughter of Liberty, I know
many women who know how to sew clothes, grow food, etc. What we should do is
start a boycott against the purchase of any imported British goods. Maybe if we
boycott the importation of British goods then we as women will be able to start
businesses. We can do this by ourselves as our own colony we just have to show
back to the pressing issue with these soldiers and the murders that occurred,
they should all receive the death penalty or life in prison. Shooting those men
being unarmed and simply just boycotting for their rights in which they thought
was right. There very well could have been other ways to go about punishment to
the civilian’s maybe imprisonment, anything but murder. The situation was not
that serious to be taken with such cruelty.
J., Cornell, S., & O’Donnell, E. (2013) Visions of America: A History of
the United States. Published by Pearson Education.
Stamp Act – Justified or Too Much to Ask?
Stamp Act: Just Too Much To Ask
believe, that I speak on behalf of my fellow Americans; that not only is this
Stamp Act offensive, but it is also unjust. The British Parliament has taken it
upon themselves to pass yet another tax. Not only have we been prohibited from
expanding westward with the proclamation of 1763, and lets not forget the Sugar
act which just took place last year, but now we are to adhere to this Stamp Act
which is just another tax impose to us by the Britain government. How many more
taxes will we be subjected to?
is one of the greatest problem we have here in the colonies, being taxed
without representation. Being taxed without representation should cause the tax
to be void. The British government should not be able require us to buy stamps
for all our paper goods, saying that things like wills, deeds, newspapers and even play cards now need to have an
official stamp, why should we have to pay a collector? The British government
cannot simply continue to pass any colonial legislation they seem fit. Many
people inculding myself and family are distraught with this new act; I hear the
men grumbling about having to buy stamps.
Stamp Act impedes each of our men to procure special stamps. This is not only
an injustice but it is too much. How can Britain continue to tax us without our
consent or representation, this is a clear violation of our rights. We must
speak up, the necessity the British may have cannot justify them to levy taxes
on us, and we should not be burden by their financial problems. We cannot let the
British attain authority over our colonies we must stand firm and defend our
most essential colonial rights.