American Revolution Effects

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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. …show more content…
The Declaration of Independence stresses that “…all men are created equal...” Many people believe that today as they fight for women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights. They are able to do this with the independence attained throughout the American Revolution. They are able to fight for what they believe in just as the people in 1700s did. Not only that but “the states adopted written constitutions that guaranteed religious freedom, increased the legislature 's size and powers, made taxation more progressive, and reformed inheritance laws” when America became an independent country. This shows that all states believed that everyone should be granted with certain ‘unalienable rights.’ The progressive movement caused by the war on freedom gave the modern day citizens their current, and permanent, rights as American residents. Although the many taxes imposed on the colonies help catalyze the revolution, the major reason was the “taxation without representation” portion. Numerous people did not appreciate the taxes or laws being put in place without the Colonies’ consent. That is why popular sovereignty has become such a large part of the American law making system and government system in general. The people rely on the government to make good choices for them, and the only way to ensure that is if the people are able vote on whether or not they need that tax or law. In summary, the American …show more content…
After the American Revolution, many people focused on their work: businesses, farming, etc.. Many people suffered because of the multiple taxations from the British such as “The Stamp Act, The Quartering Act, and The Boston Port Act.” (Pavao 1) As stated before, the taxations were only a part of the main reason why the revolution started. It is such a prevalent part because many people were forced to give their money to the British without their consent causing much strife between the two countries. When the taxes were finally uplifted after the States declared independence, America later went on to start their own Industrial Revolution, effecting modern technology greatly all over the world. Although there has been a decline in the present American economy, America is often referred to as a “first world country.” (Wikipedia 1) When Great Britain released its strong-hold on America, it gave the U.S. the opportunity become fully independent (economically and government). That gave time for America to develop textile factories, different business, start railroads, and give new inventors the tools they needed to help further technology. Not only did those inventions help create modern technology, they also were used as the basis for present inventors to create the electronics the United States. Examples would include “the revolver… cotton gin… the modern sewing machine (lock-stitch)… dishwasher…”

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