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To what extent did Samuel Adams use of propaganda and strategy influence loyalists toward adopting anti-British policies?

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  • Submitted: 08/02/2012
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International Baccalaureate History

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To what extent did Samuel Adams' use of propaganda and strategy influence loyalists toward adopting anti-British policies?

Carine Alexis

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IB 20th Century World History

Internal Assessment

Word Count: 1,697

Mrs. McGinnis

December 19, 2011

To what extent did Samuel Adams' use of propaganda and strategy influence loyalists toward adopting anti-British policies?

A. Plan of Investigation

The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate whether or not Samuel Adams' use of propaganda had a substantial influence upon loyalists who were wary of change. The main body of this document will analyze Adams' use of communication in attempt to affect the opinions of others. It will also assess the extent to which said communication influenced loyalists toward revolutionary motives. Personal letters as well as accounts of historians will be used to evaluate Samuel Adams' role as a political incendiary. Two sources used in this essay, a personal letter written by Richard Henry Lee to Adams and Samuel Adams's Revolution, 1765-1776; with the assistance of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George III, and the people of Boston by Cass Canfield will be evaluated according to their origins,

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