Document Story- Cato's Letters

Document Story- Cato's Letters

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  • Who wrote the document? When did they write it?
  • Why did they write this? What where they trying to accomplish? 
  • No!
  • Do as I say!
  • What did the document do? How did things change?
  • In the 1720's, authors using the fake names Cato the Elder and Cato the Younger published a series of newspaper editorials in Britain. 
  • The authors argued against the king's heavy-handed rule. The Letters are considered a seminal work in the tradition of the Commonwealth men. The 144 essays were published originally in the London Journal, later in the British Journal, condemning corruption and lack of morality within the British political system and warning against tyranny.
  • The articles were titles Cato's Letters, and they were also published in colonial American newspapers. Cato's Letters became so popular that they were collected into a book. Half of the pr in colonial America owned a copy. Cato's Letter discussed many different ideas, such as freedom 
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