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  1. Jack Kirkpatrick Jack Kirkpatrick

    Howard Zinn’s chapter 5 is another unique look at the Revolutionary War and now its aftermath. Zinn starts by explaining how the founding fathers won the Revolutionary War mostly because they used speeches and papers(any media) to manipulate the people convincing the working-class colonists to fight against Britain. Here, Zinn speaks about a lot of the working whites who did join the colonist militia didn’t join because they were Patriots but because they believed that serving in the military would bring them money…This is very intriguing but I am curious if this is because of the media from the founding fathers persuading the colonist to fight or if they actually earned a generous share of money. At many points this chapter, Zinn emphasizes that the majority of people in the United States aren’t convinced by the leaders’ arguments and media for rebellion and for patriotism. 
    Throughout the Revolutionary War, there continued to be conflicts between the rich and the poor in the American colonies. Some militia groups were furious with the wealthy colonists who supposedly claimed to support the Revolution but did not fight for it. Some of these colonists set up mutinies for these rich “supporters”. In Trenton, New Jersey, George Washington ordered the execution of three militia leaders planning a mutiny. I found this part super interesting as well because this is what distinguishes Zinn from other authors. Few history textbooks talk about the colonists who refused to fight in the Revolutionary War, or who staged mutinies when they realized that the Revolutionary Army was just as tyrannical as there “enemies”, the British government. In this chapter, Zinn “comes clean” if you will, with the truth of the matter.

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