The American Revolution
A revolution can be defined as a sudden, complete, or marked change in something. The American Revolution lasted from 1775-1783. In between those years many wars were fought and many lives were lost. The American Revolution was to be considered a war of independence between the Almighty Great Britain and the thirteen colonies. Many groups such as women and African Americans were neutral or negatively affected by this so called revolution. Many people may think it was a dramatic change, however the American Revolution didn’t bring a change to the people, because the rights and government remained an existing condition in the colonies.
The rights of the Americans did go through transformation because of the Revolutionary War. The belief that the was fought to defend the Natural rights, “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.” But for the most part the war failed to defend those rights. The status of blacks remained pretty much unchanged. For example, after the war there was barely any liberty provided for the African Americans. They could be barred for purchasing property, having certain jobs, educating their children, and being involved in interracial marriages. They were considered property to the Americans. In the Declaration of Independence it states, “All men are Equal.” But the African Americans weren’t a part of the “All me” part. The issue of slavery and this war “for freedom” did nothing to abolish it. In fact it gave a rise to a nation that enshrined slavery in its constitution. Women were also not affected by the Revolutionary War. In the Declaration of Independence, once again, it states “All Men Are Equal.” It doesn’t say anything about woman being equal. Some women were to serve in wars, disguised as men. Although women didn’t have many opportunities as men did, they had a better life to live then African Americans. Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband, saying “Remember the ladies...