The patriots had various reasons for seeking independence in the fateful years of 1775-1783. These reasons did not materialize instantly but can be traced back to decades earlier. Two revolutionary impulses existed: independence from Britain’s tyrannous rule and the desire to democratize a failing American society and government. Before the French and Indian War, the objective of the British was to regulate trade and in general influence the colonial government. However, Britain achieved these aims in a limited way and did not over-manage the colonies.
While there are more famous revolutions such as the Glorious, French, and American Revolution, it does not mean that these revolutions in Latin America are any less important. In Latin America, the revolutions and movements did result in the independence of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies but they did not have the best results of a revolution nor were the causes and effects on the same level as those of the previous revolutions it had based on. The War for Independence in North America freed the thirteen colonies, and created the US. It allowed a democracy for the people based on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The most famous revolution during this period was the French Revolution.
Instead the British restricted them to where they have always lived. The British didn't see anything wrong with this because they weren't being the ones restricted. Now the colonists can't make trades or communicate with the Natives. Another reason why the proclamation wasn't fair for the colonists. The proclamation was only supposed to be temporary but since it was working so well (economically) for the British they decided to keep it.
This area was mostly inhabited by Quakers, that saw no threat from other religious groups. Religion did not play a very important role in the Southern colonies because the people living there were mostly individual young men that traveled to the New World because of economic reasons and to make money. Although they tax-supported the Church of England (except for North Carolina) there was religious freedom to some extent. The distribution of the plantations and farms all over the country, in contrast to dense population and cities, also made it more difficult and expensive to establish churches. Catholic Maryland ensured religious freedom to all Christians which was exceptional since most Catholics were being prosecuted.
Britain operated on claims that their system was based on free trade but the practices that they followed showed anything but that. The East India Company first tried to control India’s commerce. They did this by establishing trading posts along the shore lines without gaining total political control. The company's officials started to gain personal fortunes. When the company conquered the state of Bengal in 1757 the British governor pocketed a portion of the tax revenues.
Tyler Bronzino History 127 American Utopia Essay An Analysis of the North American Colonies in Relation to “Utopia” One way that all three entities had similar social structure is that they all used slave labor. The difference though lies in that Utopian slaves were never purchased. They were either captives from war, criminals, or foreigners seeking refuge in Utopia. Utopia also did not make someone a slave just because their parents were slaves. This couldn’t be further from what slave labor consisted of in the American colonies, where slaves were purchased and the offspring were also enslaved.
The North with all the industrial business had a total different way of life and can see how they totally disagreed with the way slaves were being used and treated. As said in political objective section Lincoln wanted a military victory prior to announcing the emancipation proclamation because he knew it would cause many more problems. Lincoln’s impatience and no military experience did render him from making better decisions which could have ended the war earlier and with less deaths and injuries. With the north controlling most of the railroads and weapons they had a huge advantage over the south, if he could have been a little more patient and trained his men properly could also have ended this much earlier. With the number of personnel the rebels had vs union was little to none, they held off the north by smart tactics of well-trained officers.
This was however due to the war being the top of his priorities. He also needed to tread carefully, after all he wasn't voted into office, Roosevelt was. Following the end of the Second World War, Truman attempted to continue the funding of the FEPC (fair employment practice committee), but this was rejected by congress. This committee was founded to help give blacks equal employment opportunities; however it didn't do much to help. Two thirds of all complaints submitted to the FEPC were dismissed.
The North American colonies were able to achieve their goal of forming a democracy while the French were not due to the differences in their pre-revolutionary political systems and the nature of the respective revolutions themselves. These factors also affected the formation of their subsequent forms of dissimilar governments. Many ideas came out of the Enlightenment that had to do with the nature of man, but there were three in particular that this essay will point out. One of these ideas professed that all men are born with certain God-given, unalienable rights. Under this no monarch, king or other form of government had the right to infringe on these rights and harm peoples’ liberties and freedoms.
This paper will establish the argument that Britain no longer benefited from a mercantilist relationship with the American colonists after 1763. Before 1763, the colonists accepted Parliament's right to take actions on their behalf and even the primacy of England's economic interests over their own. Prior to the Seven Years' War, almost all parliamentary actions had been designed to regulate trade, and while the colonies at times regarded these acts as unfair or inopportune, they did not regard them as especially oppressive or burdensome. After 1763, however, Parliament's actions began to clash with the colonists' interests. At the end of the Seven Years' War, France surrendered Canada and much of the Ohio and Mississippi valley to British rule.