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Tilbury Speech, Queen Elizabeth

In line 2, the addressee states she has been discouraged by some not to “commit ourself to armed multitudes” for which of the following reasons?

A

Committing to arms is a rash decision and would be precarious for the nation.

B

Arming her people could empower them to use force against their own country rather than their enemies.

C

The cost of arms could bankrupt the nation.

D

In the hands of the people, force could empower them to side with their enemies in the pursuit of her own assassination.

E

She does not desire to distrust her faithful and loving people.

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