American Revolution Dbq Analysis

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The patriotic ideals and notions of the American Revolution did not end after Britain’s defeat in the Revolutionary War; they continued to shape America in which its’ society has drastically changed in political, social, and economic aspects from the 1770s to the 1800s. The reconstruction of a new government based on the values of freedom and justice for citizens, the increased awareness of the rights of women and slavery, and the crisis that led to the promotion of agricultural importance in the government are results from the Revolution that greatly changed America. After officially separating from Britain, the lively principles of freedom, equality, and justice created in the American Revolution made it difficult and necessary to reconstruct…show more content…
During the Revolution, a woodcut of a Patriot woman created in 1779 found by the New-York Historical Society showed a woman proudly holding a rifle. (Document A) This reflected women’s roles in the war, as they also worked alongside with men, and were also capable of taking care of themselves as their husbands In 1792, Molly Wallace gave a valedictory address to American white women in the Young Ladies’ Academy of Philadelphia, questioning why the right to vote was not extended to women in the Bill of Rights. (Document J) She chose to address women’s suffrage in her speech in order to bring awareness to their deserved rights, which acted as an early demonstration of the women’s suffrage movement about 80 years…show more content…
James Madison’s early idea of a self controlled government while controlling the governed influenced the creation of checks and balances in the Constitution, where the government is separated into three branches— Judicial, Legislative, and Executive. The branches have power over and are restrained by each other in order to keep power balanced between them. According to the National Center for Constitutional Studies, the Executive has the power to veto laws from both houses, but can be overrun by the Legislative if it receives ⅔ majority vote. The Judicial branch, however, can propose treaties or laws proposed by Congress as unconstitutional. This is also known as the judicial review, implemented as the Judiciary Act of 1789 in the U.S Constitution. In synthesis, the American Revolution inspired other countries of liberty and independence, specifically the French Revolution. Beginning in 1789, the French rebelled because the tyranny of King Louis XVI. Compared to America, however, the French responded more violently in order to end the monarchy, for example the Reign of Terror in 1793, in which hundreds of lives including King Louis XVI and his wife were
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