They felt that the king was abusing his power as a monarch and therefore their rebellion was for a just cause of declaring the independence they wanted. The American Revolution created a new politically independent nation that could make its own decisions and was free of economic limiting statutes. The Revolution called for social change, but little change was initiated during this period. These political, social, and economic ideals helped design the framework of our democratic nation. Socially, the American Revolution only slightly changed America.
The American Revolution did not satisfy the colonial goals for civil, political, social, and economic rights; however the Constitution did. All the American Revolution did was drive the British out of America. With the British gone the Americans had the ability to strive for civil, political, social, and economic rights, but the Articles of Confederation became an obstacle in their path to their rightful goals. During the American Revolution the American people wrote a lot about what they wanted to accomplish and attain. In Document A, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms, it is written that the American people feel they have been wronged by England because their rights are restricted and wish for these basic rights to happiness and such.
Zinn pays tribute to the founding fathers by stating how effective their intentions were to start the American Revolution. British Rule was pure tyranny, and under it, the wealthy prospered and the poverty-stricken citizens continued to be oppressed, financially. In order to make a change, one must act upon his or her belief for results. The founding fathers had made a statement for freedom over British rule, by first negotiating diplomatically, and eventually through tactical warfare. Skeptical of victory, the English colonists that chose to secede from the British-Empire, fought for the destiny of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
After the French Revolution though, the republic slowly began shifting to a totalitarian regime, first under the Committee of Public Safety and then completely under Napoleon Bonaparte .The facts show that the American Revolution was more successful in establishing a stable and long-lasting republican government that started a precedent for Europe, while the French Revolution’s republic failed to last, being turned into a totalitarian regime. Events leading up to the American and French Revolutions occurred for a similar reason: unfair representation. The people in the American colonies became progressively upset with Britain and its Parliament when they refused the colonists’ representation, while still imposing many different taxes on the colonists. Upset over this tax on one of their most valued imports, the colonists dumped all the tea into the Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party. This showed that the colonists were willing, and able, to live without depending on the British government.
The main concept for the Article of Confederation came from the England because at that time British excessive pride was strong and powerful colonies and the same concept came for the central government system. Therefore their disappointment helps to implement a young government with strong centralized power. Congress believes this would make the new revolution among the Hobbesan government. Even though the fear of oppression was in their minds, most of the Congress members, inspired by the fact of the British inefficient and worthless government system. Congress men always think twice about the fact of losses of their States and their Civilians.
His arguments were rational. At the time, the colonists were still under a tyrannical government. Though the revolution had already been started, rebels were subjected to excessive punishments. The punishments were unjust and colonists had no representation. Common Sense spoke against tradition and in favor of revolution for the economic and political advantages.
Marcus Lopez 1/23/12 U.S. History Timeline of the American Revolution 1754-1763: The French and Indian War: It marked the beginning of conflicts between Great Britain and the American colonists. Because the war was so costly, Parliament decided it had to raise money in the colonies to pay for the part of the 7 Years War that took place in the American colonies (French and Indian War). The result was a crackdown on smuggling in the colonies, collection of custom duties, and the resistance to these measures by the colonies. The conflict about representation in Parliament for the colonies began in earnest 22 March 1765: The Stamp Act: The Stamp Act was passed along with the others to raise money for the wars England was in. This was the final straw for the colonists who were already grumbling and ready to protest the taxes they were paying already.
But Americans had become used to having control over their local government. They objected to the new laws and protested being taxed without their consent. In 1775, Britain's Parliament declared Massachusetts, the center of most of the protests, to be in rebellion. British troops were placed in Boston to take swift action against the rebels. Shortly afterwards, war broke out.
These are the reasons that government is instituted. When a government fails to protect those rights, people also have the right to overthrow that government. Jefferson lists twenty-seven abuses from the King of Great Britain. All the abuses state that the king has interfered with the colonists’ rights. The colonial governments tried to reach a peaceful reconciliation of these differences with Great Britain, but were continually ignored.
The famous American founding father, Thomas Jefferson once said "The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave." Indeed, this wave he was speaking about was present in the American Revolutionary War, and it changed the idea of government for the people, of the people, and by the people”. America wanted to break free from the rule of the British Empire, because of Great Britain treating Americans as second-class citizens, and also the Americans desire to establish their own government. You cannot understand the nature of the American Revolution, unless you understand the events which led up to the American Revolution: The French and Indian War(1754), The Proclamation of 1763, The Stamp Act of 1765, The Boston Massacre(1770), and the