The Loyalists And Patriots Ideals Of The American Revolution

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American Revolution was a time period where there was a colonial revolt between the Loyalists and Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies, who struggled for human equality and natural right. The ideals for the American Revolution is emphasized in the Declaration of Independence. African Americans were aware of the causes and ideals of the Revolution. Some joined the Loyalists and some join the Patriots to fight in the American Revolution, where they forethought they are fighting for liberty for themselves. In addition, George Washington’s views on slavery is it’s a cruel practice that should be abolished and he felt guilty to be a part of it. Benjamin Banneker’s views was Declaration of Independence should include slaves, they have been treated inhumanity …show more content…

Many resisted to these taxes and this led to the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party. The colonies felt that the British violated their natural rights, so the Patriots organized the Continental Congress, and demanded the repeal of all “oppressive” legislation and their liberty. The Continental Congress proposed the Declaration of Independence that is the foundation of creating the new government that protect each individual's rights. It reflects the Patriots ideals for this Revolution and the new nation, United States of America; where it stated “ 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... ”, this does not apply to the slaves. As you can see, the reasons for and ideals of the American Revolution was to create a new nation, where everyone’s natural rights are protected, does not included the …show more content…

He didn’t support slavery because he felt guilty to be a part of this practice, and believed it should be abolish. Upon his death and his wife death, many of the slaves were set freed. Additionally, Benjamin Banneker view slavery as a harmful and inhuman practice, and believed it should be abolish Benjamin Banneker writes letter to Thomas Jefferson about hypocrisy of slavery and expressed a appeal for justice for African Americans. As you can see, the views of George Washington and Benjamin Banneker on

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