Summary Of The American Yawp

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After reading Chapter 5 in “The American Yawp”, it is clear that there were many social, economic, and political consequences of the American Revolution. This is evident because of the changes in societal beliefs, the end of mercantilism, and the increased participation in politics and governance. To begin with, the American Revolution changed the people’s societal beliefs. Prior to the Revolution, society was deferential and aristocratic. However, after the revolution society became more egalitarian and meritocratic(AY). This was due to the Americans becoming more secure in who they were. They were no longer under Britain’s thumb and could now be given equal rights and opportunities. These ideas also lead to America’s new views on aristocracy

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