Martin Luther King, Jr. Malcolm X. Patrick Henry. Which one of these people did the best job persuading people to bring on a cultural/colonial revolution

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Having a silver tongue while trying to persuade a group of people is very useful, and no one demonstrates this better than Patrick Henry. He gave speeches to congress trying to persuade them to start the colonial revolution. Although congress members were shocked, his speeches worked well and successfully brought up a revolution, or major change, in the United States during the colonial times. But it's not just having a silver tongue that moves an audience, but the technique and actions the speaker uses to get his or her point across.

Malcolm X was highly persuasive, but also an extremist. He not only wanted the whites to give blacks equal rights, but also wanted to get back at them. He thought of whites as evil devils, and thus made him evil in his own way, too. He did a great job persuading people, though, that they needed a cultural revolution.

He thought that if white governments could not protect his brothers, they needed to buy guns and protect themselves. Some people thought of this statement as provoking violence, thus making him thought of as violent.

Martin Luther King, JR, in my opinion, did the best job persuading people to give blacks equal rights. He explained well the three different ways oppressed people deal with their oppression. This made them realize the right way to deal with it, which is to ask for their freedom in a non-violent way. The first way they deal with it is sitting back and letting it happen. He described this as being evil because it cooperates and follows the laws of an evil and unjust government. The second way oppressed people deal with their oppression, in Martin Luther King, JR's opinion, is to resort to physical violence. But this results in a never...