Governing Authority In The American Revolution

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The American Revolution was a true revolution in the sense that the existing governing authority was abolished and a new one created for the former colonists of the original 13 American colonies. The end of monarchial rule, the exodus of Loyalists, the rise of colonial institutions, and establishment of sovereignty all clearly prove this revolutionary transformation. The authority of the monarch King George III was abolished as the ruling authority over the colonies with the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Around the time of independence and in the years to follow, Loyalists, derided as Tories, lost property and hometowns as they were driven out or attacked by Patriots, removing many influential colonists from leadership positions. In

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