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A Treatise of a Patriot

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ATreatise of a Patriot

Oneof the things you might fail to know about me is that I am a realpatriot. Having been born at a time when my country was fighting forindependence from the British colonialists, I was concerned about thecreation of a new nation. So, I had to join my fellow statesmen toliberate my country from the yoke of oppression. I sacrificed my timeto offer the necessary financial and moral support as much as Icould.1This is why I was so delighted when the country finally attained itspolitical independence and obtained full control by Americans. Inthis treatise, I would like to explain to you how impressed I am withmy accomplishments in the struggle for the establishment of theU.S.A.

Thefirst reason why I am delighted about my sacrifice is that it paidoff when the United States of America (U.S.A.) attained itsindependence on July 4, 1776. Independence was attained during thePhiladelphia-held Second Continental Congress in which the 13 Britishcolonies unanimously voted to declare their independence2.Although the declaration was fiercely resisted by Great Britain, itwas not able to prevent independence. The colonies had alreadyreceived massive support from the Netherlands, Spain, and Russia.Therefore, after suffering a serious defeat especially in Virginiaand Yorktown in 1781, Great Britain finally conceded defeat and wentahead to declare the U.S.A. as an independent nation. However, whatshould be noted is that this was not an easy task. It required a lotof sacrifice from patriots who dedicated their lives for theestablishment of a fully independent and self-governing nation3.

Besides,I am delighted because our sacrifices gave rise to the U.S.Constitution. The U.S. Constitution was established shortly afterindependence when the new administration signed it into law onSeptember 17, 1787, during the Constitutional Convention held inPhiladelphia. The ratification of the US Constitution was a majordevelopment in the history of the U.S.A. because it strengthened theweak Articles of Confederation that had failed to unite all thestates. Instead, it weakened the federal government and made itpossible for the states to assume unnecessary autonomy. Indeed, theestablishment of this constitution was a good thing because itbenefited the new country in many ways4.As a patriot, I was happy with this development as it gave me anopportunity to live in a country governed by laws that clearlyoutlines the government structure and guarantee human rights. This iswhat we strived to achieve.

Moreover,my endurance as a patriot was rewarded when the U.S.A. got a newCongress. Although many people think that the U.S. Congress came intoexistence in 1774 during the First Continental Congress, it wasestablished in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress of 1775. Ifelt that the establishment of the U.S. Congress was a good thingbecause it played a significant role in the making of laws,supervision of diplomacy, and wars. After its establishment, theCongress got a mandate to rule the country up to the year 1789 whenit was repealed5.During this time, the Congress was a supreme authority because thecountry had no president to exercise power6.Personally, I support the establishment of the U.S. Congress becauseit has been playing a significant role in the country. Had it notbeen put in place, the U.S.A. would have taken a different direction.

Lastly,I am pleased because our efforts led to the establishment of a newregime. After the declaration of independence, the U.S.A. was underthe control of President George Washington. As a patriot, I am proudof the Washington Administration because of the positivecontributions to the American society7.After coming to power in 1789, President Washington dedicated hisenergy to delivering diligent services to Americans. Apart fromcreating an organized government structure, the WashingtonAdministration is credited with proper management of the government8.At the same time, he gave Americans a good constitution that, amongother things, protected the fundamental rights of all Americans.President Washington ensured that he appointed a cabinet made up ofreal patriots who were interested in serving Americans bystrengthening the confederation, encouraging diplomacy, and adoptingpro-Americans policies9.

Inconclusion, I would like to let you know that I am a proud patriot.Although many people criticized me for sacrificing my business forthe sake of patriotism, I have no regrets at all. Instead, I amimpressed because if it were not for the sacrifices of people likeme, the U.S.A. would not have attained independence, adopted theConstitution and Congress, and realized rule by American citizens10.In this regard, I am pleased with the efforts made by the WashingtonAdministration. So far, I have no fault with it because it has notdisappointed me in any way. The entire regime is made up of patriotswho do not serve self-interests but remain faithful to the U.S.Constitution and Americans.

References

Corbett,et al. U.S.History,(Houston: OpenStaxCollege, 2014). Pp. 803-911.

Maier,Pauline, Americanscripture: making the Declaration of Independence,(New York: Vintage, 2012). Pp. 24-26.

1 Maier, Pauline, American scripture: making the Declaration of Independence, (New York: Vintage, 2012). Pp. 24-26.

2 Corbett, et al. U.S.History, (Houston: OpenStax College, 2014). Pp. 803-911.

3 Maier, Pauline, American scripture: making the Declaration of Independence, (New York: Vintage, 2012). Pp. 24-26.

4Maier, Pauline, American scripture: making the Declaration of Independence, (New York: Vintage, 2012). Pp. 24-26.

5 Maier, Pauline, American scripture: making the Declaration of Independence, (New York: Vintage, 2012). Pp. 24-26.

6 Corbett, et al. U.S.History, (Houston: OpenStax College, 2014). Pp. 803-911.

7 Maier, Pauline, American scripture: making the Declaration of Independence, (New York: Vintage, 2012). Pp. 24-26.

8Maier, Pauline, American scripture: making the Declaration of Independence, (New York: Vintage, 2012). Pp. 24-26.

9 Maier, Pauline, American scripture: making the Declaration of Independence, (New York: Vintage, 2012). Pp. 24-26.

10 Maier, Pauline, American scripture: making the Declaration of Independence, (New York: Vintage, 2012). Pp. 24-26.