What Are The Consequences Of The American Revolution

The American Revolution was a major contributor to enduring effects on the United States. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies around the 1770s. These disputes were created because of Britain’s excessive taxing such as the Stamp Act and the Tea Act. A phrase used by the U.S. citizens was “No taxation without representation” which caused even more conflict between the two areas. The American Revolution shaped the U.S. and created its modern society by producing modern American nationalism, forming modern independence for the United States, and making America a robust economic authority. A long-lasting effect from the American Revolution was the permanent sense of nationalism. In 1818, John Adams wrote this to help cultivate the nationalistic feelings in America: “The Revolution was effected before the war commenced ... in the minds and …show more content…
This ... was the real American Revolution.” (Guisepi 1) By writing this, Adams used the American Revolution to help American, then and now, stand strong for, and with, their country. Without leaders like John Adams reassuring American nationalists, contemporary American would be astoundingly different. There would be no pride in the independence achieved by the revolution. In the event that defeated by the British, “…the consequences for America might have been terrifyingly harsh.” (Kiger 2) The horrific reality of the war during was awful, but not a soul would be able to imagine the current result of the war if the States had lost. During the beginning of the revolution, the British soldiers were tremendously harsh towards the American citizens, and if the Americans had not won it is a mammoth possibility that it would be even worse for the people in the U.S. In addition, it could have resulted in pitiable living and working conditions, dreadful management from authority in England, and no liberation from Britain. NPR’s article on

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