Once the Americans got rid of the British, they could move forward and give people their rights. This would not have been possible without the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence, also Document H, let Britain know that the Americans were serious about their independence and this led to their eventual victory over Britain. After the war ended they had to set up a new government system, so they wrote the Articles of Confederation, Document I. All the Articles of Confederation did was set up a system to fail
Growing Sense of Independence through Salutary Neglect The irony of Britain’s policy of Salutary Neglect was that although the goal was to maintain control of an improved America, it resulted in an opposing effect. Instead, when the British turned their back on America, it became the catalyst for the independence of the colonies. The purpose for this policy was to allow the American colonies to grow stronger on their own. The British’ inattention resulted in colonies gaining a strong sense of independence demonstrated by their implementation of Legislative Assemblies, commerce, and religion during this period of Salutary Neglect. During this phase, the colonies began developing their own government.
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.
As identity grew away from British customs, unity among the colonists was beginning to increase as well. This shows how far the colonists have progressed from when the first colony was founded in Jamestown many years before this. Knowing the dangers of traveling to the American colonies, many Englishmen still came for a fresh start. It was a great opportunity for a second chance at life. However, as the colonies progressed and became more and more successful, they began to form their own identity.
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. Expanding west into the Oregon Territory was thought to be a necessity for America by many politicians of the time. Document B shows how the American Government thought it necessary secure its share of the Oregon Territory from Britain making the boundary line between Britain and America in the Oregon Territory at the 49th parallel. The Oregon Treaty of 1846 proves that not
Another reason that helped the U.S. win the Revolutionary War was the intervention of France, Spain, and the Netherlands in the conflict made a crucial difference. It is highly improbable that the U.S. could have won its independence without the assistance of France, Spain, and Holland. Fearful of losing its sugar colonies in the West Indies, Britain was unable to concentrate its military forces in the American colonies. Lastly, the third reason why U.S. won the Revolutionary War was the breadth of popular support for the Revolutionary. The Revolution would have failed miserably without the participation of thousands of ordinary farmers, artisans, and laborers who put themselves into the line of fire.
Both wars have similar qualities, as they were focused around liberty and equality. America was fighting for freedom from the overpowering British Empire, while the French were rebelling against the French monarchy in hopes to create a better government. Although the wars were similar, under further analysis, differences can be found within the principles behind each revolution. During the 18th century, many changes were happing with the people of Europe and North America. These changes included the understanding of new sciences in the surrounding physical world and advances in human thinking as science was applied to thought.
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.
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.
The theory of political independence emerged in the colonies after the French and Indian War in 1763 due to recurring crises, such as taxation, trade regulations, and many other wrongful laws. The original plan, or call to action, of the colonies was the eventual plan to reconcile with Britain and return to the era of salutary neglect, which was lost after the French and Indian War. After particular events that led up to the American Revolution, the colonists formed a more united nation and realized their need and want for independence. During 1763-1766, many unfair acts were passed, beginning with the Proclamation Act of 1763, which prohibited the colonies from going west of the Appalachian Mountains. This law angered the colonists because this impeded them from obtaining new, cheap land.