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a state without a monarch and with a representative state of government
Republic Ideals tested
Washington ordered the execution of several leaders of revolt to restore military authority. The British naval blockade had disrupted the New England industry.
Women and Household production
Patriot women contributed to the war effort through homespun cloths during tough times. This boosted their self-esteem
Inflation and Regulation
Goods still remained in short supply. Food shortages led to the creation of a Committee on Prices. They argued regulation would encourage farmers to hoard crops. To restore the value of currency, Congress asked the states to adopt tax payments in depreciated Continental bills. These currency taxes payed the huge cost of war.
The Loyalist Exodus
Loyalists, fearing for their lives, left emigrated. This disrupted the social hierarchy. The War of Independence replaced a tradition-oriented economic elite, with a group of republican merchants who promoted new trading venues.
Problem of Slavery
Many slaves hoped that a British invasion would save them. Many blacks left to Canada or other places.
Gradual Emancipation in the North
Some free blacks volunteered for military service.Elightenment philosophy such as John Locke's ideas became present in the slavery debate. 1784, Mass. abolished slavery outright and 3 other states provided for its termination. Emancipation came slowly
1782, Virginia assembly passed an act allowing this:....
The White South Grapples with Slavery
Chesapeake gentry argued that slavery was a "necessary evil" required to maintain white supremacy.
A Republican Religious Order
Political revolution broadened the appeal of religious liberty and thus forcing Patriot lawmakers to devise a plan for church and state reltionships. Separation was not complete. Outlawed religious requirements for civil officers.