Essay on The 's Experience During The American Revolution

1194 Words Nov 19th, 2014 5 Pages
Pennsylvanian’s experience
The newspaper that I choose was the “Pennsylvania Evening Post”, a local loyalist newspaper, and the dates of July 6, 1779, Nov. 8 1777, Jan. 10, 1782, and Sept. 25, 1783 as the key points for during the American Revolution. I am trying to gain the understanding of the war from the perspectives of Pennsylvanian’s citizens and how their daily life changes during the war from the perspective of their newspaper. From what I understand that the overall experience for the Pennsylvanian’s citizens was somewhat harsh since the war was home front battle as other colonies such as Boston or New York, as each article focus politics of between the British and Americans, the revolution war, and conflicts between the rebels and loyalist, staring in 1776.
The first newspaper is the issue of the Pennsylvanian Evening Post on July 6, 1776; the date is significant because the declaration of independence was signed a few days ago in Pennsylvania and its importance in the local paper. To my surprise, the first two pages of the newspaper were dictated to the declaration of independence as the whole document was written in the newspaper; this shows that the Pennsylvania citizen’s needed to be informed what their city has become part of the war and be ready about the possibility of war because of the different ideology of the loyalist and the rebel. The next part of the paper was the advertisement, where I notice something particular about most of the ad’s theme, which…

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