Summary: How Revolutionary Was The Revolutionary War?

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How Revolutionary was the Revolutionary War? A revolution is a forcible overthrow of government or social order in favor of a new system. It also means radical change. Throughout many centuries, we see many revolutions that completely changed the world as we know it. For instance, take a look at the French and Russian Revolutions. In both of these, the lower class rose up against the rich and elite. A true characterization of the meaning behind the term "revolution". A true social revolution has to destroy the original foundation of structure in that society and transfer the power to new and improved social groups. The American Revolution was so radical because of the fact that it didn 't involve a regime change, but rather the creation of …show more content…
Most of the Indian tribes sided with the British hoping they would come up victorious, therefore restricting the 13 colonies expansion westward, and to provide some protection for their land rights. The increased movements and policies after the Revolutionary War brought more and more Indians closer physically to the white man, which bought them closer to "white diseases." The natives had no immunity so the white man 's diseases killed off many of the tribes that once flourished. The disease that killed the most Native Americans was smallpox. It was more prevalent on the eastern side of the continent in the 1770 's. When the British signed the Treaty of Paris they gave up large amounts of land that belonged to the Native Americans. The Indians were now viewed from a colonist 's perspective as a conquered race living in that territory illegally, even though they were truly there first. Over the next century people would continue with the idea of expansion and move out in the west to take over lands that were occupied by the Indians. Several wars were waged between the white man and Native Americans. The Revolution unleashed expansion and new settlements that would force out the Natives from their homeland into a century of death, disorder and deprival. This war was extremely revolutionary to the Indian and American …show more content…
This revolution can be both beneficial and negative, depending on who it hits. This war that America had had some lasting impacts such as women taking the role of their husbands and demanding equal rights, the change in political ideologies and births to new forms of government and lastly this impacted the Indians who settled areas that were being taken over by people expanding westward. These are just three examples of how revolutionary this war was to what we know today as America. Without this revolution who knows how the world would look

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