American Revolution Dbq Analysis

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The American Revolution was a political revolution that separated England’s North American colonies from Great Britain and led to the formation of the United States of America. The Revolution was achieved in large part by the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), which was fought between England against America and its allies (France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic). The American Revolution embodied and reflected the principles of the Enlightenment, which emphasized personal liberty and freedom from tyranny among other ideals. The American revolutionaries and the Founding Fathers of the United States sought to create a nation without the shackles of the rigid social hierarchy that existed in Europe. Although the American Revolution succeeded …show more content…

The American Revolution was based on replacing the English Monarch structure with republicanism and democracy. The social and political change, lead to the removal of britsh ideology in the new world. “The destruction of a british monument which is presumingly the King is destroyed by colonists after the war to celebrate their independence and start as their own country, The United States of America.” (Document A) This was a change to the architecture and art surrounding cities that used to be british colonies. Another change that was made is that in 1790 the metric system was rejected primarily because Americans did not want anything to do with their British ancestors. “The American government took possessions such as land from loyalist that supported Great Britain during the revolution. This was considered a redistribution of their wealth as it was given to the non wealthy farmers, trades people, local gentry and the church before given to the upper class.” (Document E) The American people did not want anything to do with Great Britain after the Revolution. They wanted to prove themselves as a nation. The nation went from a place ruled by tyranny to a republic where people had a voice and no one person shall have too much power. We distanced ourselves further and further from the way of the British and created America, a place filled with freedoms and change. Before the Revolution many white men could not vote, slavery in the north was abolished after the revolution and women got an education. The revolution was revolutionary it changed the status quo, it opened up doors for change that may have never been opened if we had stayed with the British. It paved the way for slavery to be abolished in all of the U.S., for all persons to be able to vote, and for democracy to be instilled not only in the U.S. but in other countries all around

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  • Describes the american revolution as a political revolution that separated england's north american colonies from great britain and led to the formation of the united states of america.
  • Explains that the american revolution was based on replacing the english monarch structure with republicanism and democracy, and the removal of british ideology in the new world.
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