Question: Describe the changing political economic and social factors which at first did not allow for responsible government in British North America and how they ultimately led to the adoption of responsible government in British North American colonies in the 1840s and 1850s Thesis: The influx of immigrants to North America from Britain, due to the industrial revolution, brought many profound changes to the colonies. These newly immigrated farmers, hoping to find a land to start anew without the limitations found in Britain were distraught to find the situation in the colonies similar. Therefore, In both Upper and Lower Canada, the unjust oligarchies that controlled the residents, brought on a want of reform and responsible government. The people eventually turned to armed rebellion against the British. And although, these rebellions failed, their aftermath caused the creation of Lord Durham’s Report, the merging of Upper and Lower Canada, and a responsible government to govern the newly created Province of Canada.
The United States Election of 1800 is sometimes described as a revolution. This was a revolution because there was a huge political change. The major change in the new American government was a transition from the Federalists to the Republicans. In more depth, the Election of 1800 was significant and “revolutionary” because it marked the transition from the Federalists, the only party to have held the presidency to that point, to the Democratic-Republicans of Jefferson. Incumbent John Adams lost the election to Thomas Jefferson.
The American Revolution began following the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. This event and the propaganda accompanying the massacre would change the minds of the colonists forever. The Revolution would continue to 1789 upon the ratification of the Constitution. The Revolution was a revolution because of the cause the colonists were fighting and their pursuit of freedoms, both economic and political, they believed were entitled to them by God. The American Revolution created cultural and social evections which changed America for the better, making it a free country.
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 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
The changes and continuities that resulted from the implementation of Enlightment ideas between 1700 and 1820 in North America and Europe were that there was a change in government in both locations due to uprising ideas of revolts. In addition, Europe experienced technological advancements, and improvements in the economy from events experienced after the affects of Enlightenment. The continuities in North America and Europe were the practice of the same religion and social class system. Because of people like Rousseau, Diderot and Voltaire the ideas of revolutions were made. Rousseau began to question the ideas of the divine right of kings.
The United States became independent in order to pursue its long and ongoing struggle for liberty. The country then went on to establish a never before seen democratic government. This somewhat rebellious little country which started off with just thirteen colonies went on to become the monster that it is today. During the mid nineteenth century the country experienced a great deal of social and economic development. The industrial revolution that started earlier in the century, continued to change America.
The ringing of the Declaration on liberty, equality and the rights of man woke echoes in France. SOCIAL IMPACT The Revolution brought myriad consequences to the American society. Nearly every aspect of American life was touched by the revolutionary spirit. From slavery to women’s rights, from religious life to voting, American attitudes would be changed forever. Some changes would be felt immediately.
In today’s classrooms, history is explained using America as the center. As Americans we are taught that the uniqueness our history connects us to a sense of superiority among all other nations in the world. Since the time when America was first discovered, we have been incorrectly informed on the events that occurred during that historical period. Americans view the discovery or their land as all about becoming a free, independent nation, they believe our Revolution and Civil War were unique from any others in history, we view ourselves as a nation and not an empire, and we believe we were the foundation of industrialism and liberalism. All of these historical beliefs are inaccurate.
The opening paragraph In Blinders article “Will Your Job Be Exported?” Blinder reflects back to the great conservative political philosopher Edmund Burke who “once observed, “you can never plan the future by the past.”” Blinder argues “But when it comes to preparing the American workforce for the jobs of the future we may be doing just that.” This is where I strongly disagree with Blinder. As I mentioned early, the industrial revolution was the sudden boom of economic growth in America and also entirely changed the American workforce. However, we are in a different century, which is the beginning of technology. Technology has given more opportunities to America, and plenty other countries. Technology, indeed may be the birth of offshoring, it can also prolong the process.