American Revolution Influence

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Influence of American Revolution of the Civil War
The American Revolution and the Civil War are two wars that have shaped American history and the American society. The American Revolution started with 13 colonies forming the Continental Congress and declaring their Independence from the British rule in 1776 and ended with the Loyalists winning the Revolutionary War (as cited in Becker, 2013, p. 5). The Civil War was started when Southern states declared independence by seceding from the Union. South Carolina was the first state to secede in 1860 and they were later joined by Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Tennessee to form the Confederate States of America (as
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The idea of citizen’s rights inspired the Union to fight for the rights of slaves in the Southern colonies. The oppression of slaves in the Southern colonies gave fire to the abolitionist movement. Several Southern slaves also joined the Union to fight for their rights. In fact, many slaves laid their lives fighting for the Union’s war cause that was legalized in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation. The thought of citizen’s rights and fight against oppression was engrained in the American by the 13 Colonies in 1776 when they signed the declaration of independence against the oppressive British …show more content…
In case of the American Revolutionary War, 13 colonies formed a shadow government and declared independence from the British Rule in 1776. Similarly, the Declaration of Independence by the Confederate states from the Union was the landmark moment that became the foundation of the Civil War. There is a direct link between both the wars, as failure of the powerful party to respect the values, traditions and needs of one party led to the political tension and disagreements between them.
The Declaration of Independence in 1776 had a lasting impact on the American political scene even after the independence. It was seen as a heroic moment in the American history where the people took matters in their hands and fought for their civil rights. The feeling of a just war was reincarnated in 1861 when the Union fought back against the Confederate states as they wanted to ensure that country remained unified. The Declaration of Independence clearly outlined that – “All men are created equal” (as cited in Greene, 1976, p. 5). Abolitionists used to openly condemn the practice of slavery after several years of Independence and considered it

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