Lower-Class Men During The American Revolution

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In the minds of lower class men during the American Revolution, there was a sense of pride and desire for personal betterment. The war itself meant nothing to these men because they had nothing to gain in fighting for the cause - the cause being freedom from Europe 's tyranny. Fighting for that cause would be fighting for the freedom to live under the tyranny of a new nation - the United States. Instead, these men fought to raise within the ranks and gain a new social standing of their own, as well as best their neighbors. Revolutionary leaders offered lower class men the shaky hope of rising in status - upon the death of a superior - which subsequently allotted them better pay. They manipulated the desire for a better life and the pride of
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