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.
After the Revolutionary War, the next big thing America would fight for would be slavery. It became a hot issue, and many people began to go against. Benjamin Banneker decided that, instead of take up arms, he would write about it. So, when he wrote his letter to Thomas Jefferson, he know it would have to work. And what else would help with that but some well placed, well used rhetorical strategies?
Had the outcomes have change the south could have won the civil war. The Battle of Antietam was a battle that would determine many outcomes that would affect the war. One of these outcomes was the Emancipation Proclamation which freed all slaves in the north. This allowed for slaves to fight for their freedom and rights in the war, giving the north an increase in numbers and moral. The other outcome, had the south won, was the aid of European countries such as Britain or France.
However, if the British were governing in America, slavery would likely have been abolished much earlier because, after the Enlightenment, European nations began to detest slavery and even tried to influence America to abolish slavery as well. In fact, British ships would actually intercept slave ships from Africa and free the slaves on the ship. Southern America, especially in areas that had cash crop economies based on tobacco or cotton, did not accept this idea and were completely dependent on slave labor to fuel the agrarian society that founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson so adamantly supported. The reason for this continuity certainly lies in the economic dependance on slave labor in the South. Additionally, referring to the American citizens, the political power did not shift from the rich landowners to the populous, the right to vote stayed exclusively in the hands of the rich white land owners.
The blacks has contributed a lot of work to gain their own freedom. For example, the slaves would run from their masters to become contrabands which was enemy property for the union. Also, they would labor behind the scenes for the nothern armies and rick their lives by going on the battle front. Northerners began enlisting blacks to assist them in the fight. Lincoln's second confiscation act and the militia act both of 1862,
In this case Malcolm X wanted to fight to end the segregation him and his community were experiencing. On the contrary of the American REvolution which was fought to end Great Britain's laws toward our nation, their excessive taxes, and ending any trade or connection with Great Britain. After 200 years of being granted equality, freedom and liberty as claimed in the Constitution, African Americans were fighting to be able to have this right. The Civil Rights Movement was an era of segregation, violence, and corruption toward the African
History 170 Instructor Dan Johnson Section # 82565 Final Essay 2 The Road to Freedom Over a century after the American Civil War ended, it is still one of the most debated occurrences in American history. Even though the outcomes of the war are evidently obvious, numerous reasons that provoked the beginning of the Civil War are still argued today. Although, specific events are undeniable, the reasons behind the incident can be confusing at times. Many believe the Civil War was a combat between the North and South over slavery. Thus being one of many crucial issue in the battle, there were other differences between the North and South.
The constitution contains our unalienable rights that protects us from government. The bill of rights spell out for every american what they can do within the realm of their freedom. Our constitution is our structure. The three branches of government and the checks and balances are all still fundamental in the running of america.But there are outdated sections of it that need to be reguvinated, that need to be discussed for the betterment of our government.It need to declare issues like heathcare and an economic plan so that the country can have a clear path to walk through. It seems like america is too proud to let go of its constitution, it has become a historical trophy for our government that sits and collects dust.We must re-draft the constitution,keeping some fundamental sections but reforming parts that no longer are important, and to add sections that have become a part of america.The action of even questioning the relevance of the constitution, shows the old and non functional nature of the constitution.
One of the first protests against the enslavement of Africans came from German and Dutch Quakers in Pennsylvania in 1688. One of the most significant milestones in the campaign to abolish slavery throughout the world occurred in England in 1772, with British judge Lord Mansfield, whose opinion in Somersett's Case was widely taken to have held that slavery was illegal in England. This judgement also laid down the principle that slavery contracted in other jurisdictions (such as the American colonies) could not be enforced in England. [ Slavery in the United States was governed by an extensive body of law developed from the 1660s to the 1860s. Every slave state had its own slave code and body of court decisions.
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