Many famous writers used the dreams of the citizens during this era to influence their work. Thoreau and Emerson were two popular writers. They emphasized the American Dream of the Renaissance time. The American Renaissance revolved around the dream of upward mobility through education and self-improvement; their literature reflects their aspirations to become a better society. People of the American Renaissance strived for upward mobility and success.
It is relevant that the American Revolution was caused by the unique nature of the American Colonists and their society in contrast to their relationships with the English Government. Throughout the Revolution, colonists suffered when it came to them realizing their independent, in order for them to start open rebellion, but the "Common Sense," by Thomas Paine influenced the colonists to structure their identities to enfold as a nation. The success of the Revolution has determined the success of the United States today.
The Declaration of Independence is still very relevant – it still plays a significant role in today’s society. In the beginning of the Declaration, Thomas Jefferson wrote about how when any form of government becomes “destructive”, it is the right of the people “to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government…” Jefferson wrote very passionately about how all men have rights which are “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”. Jefferson recognized that these rights are not always attainable, but when a government repeatedly ignores these rights completel... ... middle of paper ... ...n the 18th century could have this of a large impact in the world until today? What makes the Declaration especially important is that we broke away from the tyranny of Great Britain, established a government, and became powerful nation of our own. Also, it created a country where freedom and religious acceptance are the rights for all mean in the country.
Revolutionary Influences on Politics The development of the early republic of the United States of America had many influence from ideas on liberty, equality of men, and God-given rights to mankind. These ideas were formed during many outbreaks of riots, resistance of laws passed by British government, and the yearning for independence. All of these ideas caused many revolutions to form, dismantle of the old American government, and the formation of the one that still exists today. The ideas that came from the American Revolution helped influence the founding fathers into how to form the constitution. The French revolution also had some say in the making of the US government.
Due to this recognition, the colonies were then motivated to unite in order to fight for what they felt America required. This spark of motivation resulted in the American Revolution and eventually, the signing of the Declaration of Independence; together, they were major events in United States history that are recognized as important turning points that led to important political, economic, and social changes. The thirteen colonies were originally ruled by Great Britain, and were very content with their relationship with Britain for several hundred years. However, the colonists began growing more and more discontented with Britain’s actions, or lack thereof, which began a road to revolution (Medvedev). The main causes of the American Revolution included aftermath of the French and Indian War, British taxation, mercantilism, and their overall discontentment with Britain’s abuse (Hoolihan).
Even though some ideas The Founding Fathers fabricated where not in effect today anymore, they help America grow the way it is now. They made a great impact with The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and The Federalist Papers although many things changed the will of their ideas that kept going. Now America is a country with a big population with multicultural people with a very powerful stable central government. We owe this to our Founding Fathers whose ideas and ideal have traveled through time and make us the best government there is. If The Founding Fathers could see the fruit of their hard work which is this country, they would be proud of what they did.
The creation of state governments and the search for a national government were the first steps that Americans took to experiment with their own system. Expansion, postwar depression as well as the new distribution of land were all evidence that pointed to the gradual maturing of the economic system. Although America was fast on its way to becoming a strong and powerful nation, the underlying issues brought about by the Revolution remained an important part in the social, political and economical developments that in some instances contradicted revolutionary principles in the period from 1775-1800. The American Revolution stirred political unity and motivated the need for change in the nation. Because many Americans fought for a more balanced government in the Revolutionary War, they initially created a weak national government that hampered the country's growth and expansion.
Values and Beliefs of an American People Long before America received a name, there existed a dream of a good land that man might discover for himself, a land full of material riches and spiritual hope. The prospect stirred man’s vivid imaginations as well as their explorations, and they were willing to sacrifice for their visions and ideals. The earliest of American writings were solely concerned with the dream of a new world and the sacrifices necessary for the first attempts at its realization. During the course of the American Revolution the Thirteen Colonies declared their independence from the mother country. As a result of their victory in the fighting and sacrifice that followed, the United States of America came into being.
People from everywhere became citizens of the country, which needed their force and creativity to construct the new homeland. However, th... ... middle of paper ... ...influences in the decision to leave a country...But why America, if there are many countries with similar opportunities and characteristics? Maybe because America has always been the objective of the post-modern society, which has put their eyes in its evolution and society values. It is not easy to understand the phenomena of immigration after all those problems involved in that situation, but the main thing that we have to observe is that always there is a fundamental reason to immigrate, especially to the US. America is the country of our dreams, is the country of our opportunities.
The colonists felt (for the betterment of all Americans) that it was their duty and responsibility to rise up against their oppressors to form their own government. John Adams even states, "[that] the real American Revolution was a radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people. Above all, [the Revolution] was in the minds and hearts of the peopl... ... middle of paper ... ...ng, 87-8. 30. William P. Cumming and Hugh Rankin, The Fate of a Nation: The American Revolution Through Contemporary Eyes (London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1975), 35.