The pursuit of self-gratification and preservation forms only a minute part of this concept. Promotion of personal liberties and control in the various aspects of an individual’s life and situation has been a major part of American history since its very dawn. Individualism first appeared in America in the early 17th century with the arrival of the Pilgrims, a people facing religious persecution in their home country of England. While they did indeed band together as a group under a common cause, their fight for the ideals of personal liberty was an individualistic one. This individualism thrived during the Revolutionary War as the Americans created their own democratic nation in response to a monarchy that would not allow them to govern themselves (Bellah 142).
Secondly, Britain will only leave the future generations with debt. Lastly, the British rule has tyrannized the colonies for too long. One reason Paine gives the colonies to take up arms again Britain is because America would not have any enemies. Britain’s enemies, are America’s enemies, because the colonies belong to Britain. Paine writes “We have boasted the protection of Great Britain without considering that her motive was interest, not attachment; and she did not protect us from our enemies on our account; but from her enemies on her account” (Paine, 1776, p. 326).
From the news to everyday life the Declaration of Independence has a lasting effect on our nation.It is important to know how the Declaration of Independence was needed, was made, and what it said. In the first place, the Declaration of Independence was made to free the 13 colonies from the ravages of the British empire. When the war started between British troops and colonists at Lexington and Concord, very few people desired independence (“Declaration of Independence). The continuing British occupation made the colonists even more bitter; in addition, the colonists wanted self-government. However, the British were not wanting to grant them self-government
In document C there are the 3 branches of government and arrows pointing from one to the other telling us how each branch checks one another. Some of these are, the president can veto different laws if he does not like them, but Congress can override this veto and pass the law anyways if they have a majority vote to override it. The Courts can declare acts of either branch as unconstitutional. Congress can also impeach members of any other branch and can remove them from office. All of this means that whatever one branch does, it must go through the other two so no corrupt laws can be passed.
In addition, two revolutions are both caused by people who stood up against absolute monarchy. Then how could American Revolution accomplished more than French revolution? This is because, unlike French, Americans fought against the Great Britain to defend, preserve and return their natural (traditional) rights, which were originally theirs before the Great Britain colonized the land. On the other hand, French tried to change their already stabled government into government based on equality, liberty and fraternity, which is not existed at first (also called abstraction). Therefore it might be not as easy as change not stabled government into stabled
The Constitution made it possible for Congress, which comprises the House of Representatives and the Senate to check the powers of the executive by impeachment thus making them responsible before the Senate, where they may be tried and punished by the judiciary. With checks and balances, the legislature, executive, and judiciary can limit the powers of the others. As such, no branch is more powerful thus making sure that the power is balanced between them All legislative power is given to the Congress. The Congress also has the power to confirm and impeach both executive officials and judges in addition to overriding a Presidential veto. The Congress has the power to influence the composition of the judiciary as well as regulate the size of the courts.
As such, they split the power between the state and central government, federalism, so that one government does not have more power than the other. Also, the three branches were made to spread power and to check each other so that one branch cannot rule the other. The Constitution also protects the chance of tyranny in congress, by determining the number of representatives in the House of Representatives by the state’s population and each state shall have 2 senators representing them in Senate. The constitution made laws guarding against one power having more than another, guarding against tyranny. Federalism splits power between the state and federal government, protecting each government to not gain more power than another.
In 1776, the United States of America was formed as a repudiation of the monarchy that had once subjected its citizens. The Patriots had fought for freedom. They had fought for liberty. They had fought for equality. With such a virtuous cause (and some help from the French), the Patriots were able to fend off the British to win independence.
Before America became what it is today, it had to fight a war to gain its independence. The American colonists wanted freedom from the oppressive British monarchy which limited their freedom in a growing colony. War eventually became the answer to gaining the independence and freedom that the early Americans desired. As any American knows, America gained independence after a long fought war with the British in the late 1700’s. But they had help in the fight for freedom and they were influenced significantly by other international powers.
The Boston Tea Party was an important historical event that occurred due to tensions over authority between the British and American colonists that led up to the Revolutionary War, which enabled the Americans living in the colonies to gain independence from England once and for all. This revolutionary event was an effort by Bostonians to get England to understand the colonists did not want to be taxed by the English parliament anymore without having to get violent. The Boston Tea Party was not an act of terrorism, it was simply a revolutionary rebellion against the Tea Act enforced by England’s parliament. The only “violent” act the people of Boston did was dump the British tea into the Boston harbor. The Bostonians did not even use their weapons used to break the crates of the tea to harm any of the other people residing in Boston.