Pros And Confefects Of The American Revolution

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ffects of the American Revolution The Revolutionary War is Quite often regarded as a game changer in the formation of a modern America, though the actual impact that it made on American society is somewhat controversial. There is no doubt that the revolution was a critical moment in American history, yet there is a nuance surrounding the extent that America’s fundamental values were changed. When considering the scope of the war; Political, Social, and Economic concerns must be analyzed. Frequently compared to the French Revolution, the American Revolution is seen as a Social movement as well, stemming from the particular diction and general perception of the Declaration of Independence. In the Declaration of Independence (US 1776) “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” From the phrasing of the excerpt, it can be mistaken that the article is referring to the good of the common man, however actual history dictates that those words were only meant to target wealthy white aristocrats, e.g. Benjamin Franklin or George Washington, both avid slave owners. While the Declaration addressed only the aristocrats, the French Revolution thoroughly reformed the socio-economic conditions of France, giving power to the Commoners and restricting the nobility. The Political state of the U.S. after the war had stayed mostly the same, being that they had just wholly adopted the British parliamentary democracy and fine-tuned it to fit the American surrounding. The republic that was created was not revolutionary at the time, as there have been many democratic reforms in Europe preceding the American revolution i.e. the…show more content…
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