The American Revolution Of Britain And The New World Essay

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The American Revolution grew out of contempt for British policies regarding their American colonies. In this shared contempt as the eve of revolution drew near the colonists developed a sense of identity and unity.
Edmund Burke wrote, in his notes to Parliament, questions as to whether small unrepresented towns in Britain could be compared to the vast, and ever expanding American colonies. In his work he argued that any comparison between the two were stark and that they should be allowed to take their image of the British Constitution overseas. His description of representation and the differences between towns in Britain and the new world clearly demonstrate the new identity being formed in the American Colonies. In support of this display of a fragmenting identity, Peter Oliver, an author from Massachusetts in 1781, wrote in “ The Origin and Progress of the American Revolution to the Year 1776” describing the attitudes of patriots during the Pre-Revolution . His piece works to explain the unencumbered happiness felt by revolutionaries; like a child that has rebelled against a parent. The way in which he describes their feelings toward separation as that of a rebellious child to a parent, proves that a new sense of identity has been formed as the connotation to a child that has grown too old for the care of an overbearing parent would suggest. American Identity, and its development in the time period is also shown in Hector St. John Crévecoer’s work “ Letters from an…

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