The American Revolution
American Revolution is the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century. In this time, the 13 colonies of North America overthrew the British Empire supremacy and cast off the British monarchy to become sovereign United States (Fiske, 2001). It included a series of broad collective and intellectual shifts that took place in the American society during the early days. They included the early republican ideologies that took hold in the American populace. Therefore, American Revolution is a very momentous event to the U.S. because without it there may have never been the United States of America as we all know it now.
The American Revolution affected women to a significant extent in that it gave them a chance to proclaim a more communal responsibility in the society. It affected the lawful place of white women in that it gave a novel radiance to the women who had been looked down upon. The women had a broad variety of roles given unto them to advance their sovereignty in the war. Women then became not only wives and mothers but also reciprocal companions (Fiske, 2001).
To the African Americans slaves, American Revolution meant liberty. It marked the commencement of the liberation movement. Several northern states were motivated to implement emancipation as a component of the pledge of pronouncement of independence. Over the next few years, northern states one after another abolished slavery from within its boundaries and territories. The working class worked in the cities as artisans and tradesmen. During the revolution, their roles changed to a chiefly political one. Following the revolution, the political combined with the economic rivalry to form the beginning of the contemporary working class. The city artisans took additional major political roles. These working class people attained political roles that were so important than they could ever attain in the colonial politics (Fiske, 2001).
Fiske, John. (2001). The American Revolution. Adamant Media Corporation, p. 2-78
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