Explain Some Contradictions Within The American Revolution

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Explain some contradictions within the American Revolution, which were explain in the class and the text.

The United States now is one of the top nations in the world. A couple of hundreds of years ago, it was a bunch of colonies loosely connected by the constitution. Before the states became connected into one country, it still had to go through a revolution to become independent of Great Britain. In the American Revolution there were some contradictions that happened: for example the Boston Tea party and Thomas Jefferson owning slaves. The contradiction in the Boston Tea party is that the tea smugglers in the colonies destroyed the tea for the reason that the new Tea act made the price of Britain’s tea a lower price than …show more content…

The idea of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness is one of the core ideas our founding fathers believed in to become independent of Britain. It is contradictory because Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers believed in liberty, which is the freedom of a person, but most of the founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. The reason for our founding fathers to not make it illegal to own slaves from the start of the revolution was because all of the south would not have liked that idea, as everyone in the south was a plantation …show more content…

Through those prototypes, the engineers look for improvements and fix mistakes to try and make the “perfect” car for sale. The United States government is a car company trying to make the perfect car. In the early stages of the US government learned to make improvements to the constitution. The Shay’s Rebellion is an event that made politicians realize the need for improvements. Shay’s Rebellion started because farmers in Massachusetts were hard-pressed. The prices for crops plummeted and farmers had increases in state taxes to pay off. Armed men took over court houses to stop judges from being able to order of taking over farms for nonpayment of state taxes and incarcerating the owners. Other states helped their farmers with their debt by postponing their payments, but Massachusetts raised taxes and demanded a timely payment or risk penalties. To end the rebellion it took the state to use the militia and the arrest of most of the leaders of the

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