How does one write about revolution? Must he describe the powers that rule, or should he paint in the reader’s mind a picture of the rising anger the persons seeking justice withhold? In the midst of the 1770’s, three writers expressed such vivid opinions. A speech presented by Patrick Henry on March 23 of 1775, the poem “To His Excellency General Washington,” by Phillis Wheatley, and the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson all share
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the British parliament that they so much wished to leave. Whether it be the speech exhibited by Patrick Henry to General Washington, the poem “To His Excellency General Washington” by Phillis Wheatley, or the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson, all have struck meaning into the hearts of people, both now and then. It is indeed undeniable that all of these revolutionary works have sparked the people of that time to fight for their freedom.