As tension arose between the two parties, colonists began to change their outlook on what freedoms they should have. This resulted in famous documents like the Declaration of Independence. This document reflects the newly cultivated “American Dream” through its calls for individual rights and self-acclaimed success. During the Revolutionary movement, the American Dream emerged as upward mobility through logic, hard work, creativity, and curiosity; these concepts were illustrated in the Rationalist Movement and literature. The traits and dreams of people in the Revolutionary Period were reflected in the lives of influential leaders such as Benjamin Franklin.
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(page 147) Jefferson was also a substantial leader in the American Revolution. (page 26-47) Thomas Jefferson had huge confidence in himself and knew that America was destined for great things and that he had to do his part in helping the country to become a great nation. My perception has changed substantially since I began reading Thomas Jefferson. When I started the book all I knew was that Thomas Jefferson had been a former president and that he had wrote the Declaration of Independence. After having read this book, I now have more insight into Thomas Jefferson and the American history.
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.
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