Thomas Jefferson and James Otis Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Thomas Jefferson and James Otis
Compares these 18th Century colonial leaders' backgrounds, ideologies and views on issues in the years leading to the revolution.
# 14865 | 1,800 words | 14 sources | 1999 | US


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This research paper compares the positions and views of James Otis, Jr. (1725-1783) and Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) toward the British Monarch, King George III, and the rest of the British government, ministers and Parliament, during the period of strife between Great Britain and the American colonies which led up to the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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"OTIS AND JEFFERSON ON COLONISTS' RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS TO
THE MONARCH AND WESTMINSTER

This research paper compares the positions and views of James Otis, Jr. (1725-1783) and Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) toward the British Monarch, King George III, and the rest of the British government, ministers and Parliament, during the period of strife between Great Britain and the American colonies which led up to the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Both men played a leading role in advancing and articulating the colonists' cause, Otis from 1761 until his influence diminished due to his mental and physical deterioration in 1769 and Jefferson during the middle 1770s. In many respects, they shared a common vision as to the nature of the colonies' rights and obligations to the Crown and Parliament which stemmed from a ..."

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