Colonial Influences

Colonial Influences

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  • Two mysterious people began writing Cato's Letters anonymously in the year of 1720 until 1723.
  • 1720
  • They wrote these newspaper articles to promote freedom from England, to break the chains that tied them there. They also wrote this article to get the ideas of freedom of speech and freedom of expression across. These are some basic rights that people should be free to do without restrictions.
  • We have basic rights!
  • We can do this!
  • The articles they wrote started to have impacts on the colonies. They began to get inspired to fight for their freedom! It inspired them to have freedom of speech and freedom of expression. These articles changed the way many thought.
  • Let's declare freedom!
  • We deserve freedom!
  • Eventually, the mysterious writers were found out to be John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon .
  • Oh no, they caught us!
  • Some of the things that where written into Cato's Letters were put into the constitution, which shows that they still affect us today. If Cato's Letters hadn't been written then our Constitution wouldn't have freedom of expression or freedom of speech. Which shows how important this document is.
  • That is how Cato's Letter's still affect us today. One specific example would be Ruth Badger Ginsburg when in one interview quoted the constitution saying that we have freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Why this document is important, what it changed, who wrote it and when it was written.
  • The End!
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