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.
Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love?" - Paragraph 3. Henry asks each and every one of the audience members what role have they done in this revolution, what drastic thing have they done to force the British to intervene in their home? Have they not compromised enough with the British and have they have used physical force to restrain them? To me, this quote was extremely sarcastic because Henry wants revolution, but he almost seems to be blaming it on the Americans.
The money raised from the indirect tax was used to raise revenue for The British Army and Navy. The colonist asked Parliament to repeal the tax; parliament rejected the request for the repeal. This caused irritation instilled in the colonists, which will lead to greater resistance later in colonial history. This also made the colonists want to start a centralized government. The Quartering Act of 1765 greatly intensified colonial resistance to the British.
Both federalists believed the new Constitution would help with providing protection, the general welfare of the people and enforcing the laws. (Doc 1 & 3) Two men, Patrick Henry and Amos Singletree, were both antifederalist and opposed the Constitution. Patrick opposed the Constitution because he believed the states would lose power. He thought it was too late to try to fix something that separated America from Great Britain. Amos Singletree believed the men who drafted the constitution are using it as an excuse to gain more power and money for themselves.
Duggan 1 Paul Duggan APUSH-3 10-20-10 American Revolution DBQ During the period from 1775 to 1800, American’s views toward Britain began to change. British policies between 1763 and 1776 intensified the colonial’s resistance to Britain and commitment to their new Enlightenment ideals. The policies involved many taxes which the colonists’ resisted due to their belief that such taxes without representation abused their rights. Americans began to look for political, economic, and social freedoms that Britain continued to deny them. 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.
Common Sense Government as Defined by Thomas Paine Common Sense – an influential pamphlet authored by Thomas Paine galvanized American colonists to seek independence from Great Britain and unite under a representative democratic republican government. At the time Common Sense was distributed, it was a commonly held belief amongst the colonists that the English Constitution and British monarchy were the sources of political authority to which they were bound. Thus, even though colonists were frustrated and angered by the taxation and authority being exerted over them by the royal monarchy, to most colonists, at the outset it made “common sense” to obey the British monarchy and seek reconciliation, as opposed to separation. However, in Thomas Paine’s view it made “common sense” for the colonists to reject the widely accepted political notion of monarchy and to embrace a representative democratic government. With intent, he titled his pamphlet Common Sense, and
Being President, Monroe had a significant amount of power over the country and its government. Monroe’s Doctrine opened the floodgates for Manifest Destiny after the nation knew the government was behind it. Document A provides evidence that Monroe was correct with his prediction that America would follow the government’s lead and head west to protect the country through Manifest Destiny. The strongest argument against Manifest Destiny was the fact that would bring slavery to the new territories America gained. Not only was this false, Americans and politicians who were anti-slavery overlooked this because spreading what they considered America’s good qualities was more important to them and they wanted to follow Monroe’s Doctrine.
Martin Luther King once stated in his book, “Stride Toward Freedom”, “Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people”. In his mind he was certain we wouldn’t get anywhere with violence. “The whites were colonized. They were fed up with this taxation without representation” (Digital History, Malcolm X). In this quote Malcolm X expresses how he was aware of why the American Revolution was fought.
In the 1780's, when the American government replaced the articles of confederation with the constitution, the peoples view of this change was widely varied. Some people whole-heartedly supported the change, while others hated the idea of it. Some people were indifferent to it, they thought it was a good overall idea, but some things need to be changed first. George Washington, in a letter to Henry Knox, Showed his high hopes and expectations of The Constitution. He thought it would clear "the clouds of evil which threatened not only the hemisphere of Massachusetts, but by spreading its baneful influence, the tranquility of The Union.
At the Constitutional Convention the Federalists drew up plans for a new constitution while the Anti-Federalists complained and picked apart their plan, even though the Anti-Federalists had no plan of their own. The main issue the Anti-Federalists had with the new constitution was that they thought that it would not protect the rights of states and individuals. Federalists argued that a stronger government was necessary, not to impede individual rights, but to be able to pass and enforce laws. Federalists also argued a stronger bond between states was needed to improve the economic state of the country. Under the Articles of Confederation each state printed their own currency which became worthless in any other