Social Contradictions Of The American Revolution

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American Revolution
The American Revolution refers to a series of events and ideas in the latter half of the eighteenth century. That led the colonization of the thirteen states of North America spread from the British. It 's the creation of the United States of America. The two bourgeois revolutions in the United States are the adjustment of the superstructure to suit the development of the economic base. Including the American War of Independence and the Civil War, in the post-war, to some degree, it solves the social contradictions and class contradictions, to achieve national independence and national market unity.
American War of Independence, also known as the American Revolutionary War, was a revolution between the British and its thirteen
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After the colonization, the British have been established 13 colonies in the North Atlantic Coast. At this time the colonies have developed a large number of plantations, the establishment of the textile, iron, mining and other industries. The economy is relatively prosperous. After more than one hundred years of development, the British North American colonies economic ties increasingly close, the initial formation of a unified domestic market, and gradually produced a common culture. On this basis, the United States began to form. National consciousness slowly awakened. To increase the revenue, the British Government increased the colonized taxation and imposed high-handed policy, to execute peremptory oppression and exploitation in the colony. “The Stamp Act of 1765 was the first internal tax levied directly on American colonists by the British government.” The provisions of colonial newspapers, books, certificates, notes, bonds, licenses, business contracts, legal documents and various printed matter, all pay stamp duty. The stamp act aroused the anger and resistance of the colonial. The colonial is dissatisfied with the exploitation and restriction of the British; the contradictions are becoming increasingly acute. Eventually, the war breaks …show more content…
In mid-19th century, the US territory expands from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast, forming the significant action in the American history, "Westward Movement." This movement brought disaster to the Indians, and development to the western territories, it promotes the growth of the US economy. The contradiction between the northern free labor system and the southern slavery system was irreconcilable. Southern slavery system became the biggest obstacle to the social and economic development of the United States.The struggle between the north side and the south side was the most intense in the western land competition. By the westward expansion of American territory, many new states was formed on the west of the country. But every time the state was founded, they will struggle for slave or free state. The bourgeoisie and peasants in the North side advocated the prohibition of slavery in the new state, they requiring the state to be a free state. The slave owners in the South side are trying to extend slavery to the West; they advocated the new state identified as the slave state. The Republican Party was established in the north in 1854. In the same year, the South side slave owners attempted to expand slavery into Kansas by force. Upon that, in Kansas, the Western farmers and the immigrants from the Free State opposed the armed struggle of the slave-owners in the South,

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