Battle Of Yorktown Character Analysis

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Raion Fet AP US History 30-minute Essay “Character is the only secure foundation of the state” –Calvin Coolidge The American character, was formed by many events in the early United States history, but I believe that the events of The Battle of Yorktown, The Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights had the most significant and dramatic effects in the forming of America’s character. With these events, the American people were able to show that they were capable and that they had the strength, willpower, and passion to claim our independence and create a bright future for all of us. The Battle of Yorktown was one of the last major battles of the American Revolution led by George Washington, and essentially ended it, making America one step closer to Independence. America and its Patriots had shown the world that they…show more content…
history. The Declaration of Independence was the people’s resolution set in stone. It made it sure that citizens’ rights would be kept, and that a just government would coexist with them. The Declaration of Independence stated that “all people were created equal”, and believed that a government should be made to benefit for the people. The document tested their political and moral imaginations and expanded it, shaping the type of government and society we now have today. Last but not least, the Bill of Rights, made to ensure the ratification of states, ensured all of the people’s rights. The Bill of Rights, also known as the first ten amendments of the Constitution, states the fundamental rights of a citizen in America, and made sure that the government that was made to guide and govern over the citizens would not misuse its powers, and only use it for a just cause. Probably having the most significant effect of all, the Bill of Rights, made sure what the people fought for came to life, and guaranteed equal rights for all of the American people and generation to
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