Essay on The Ideals Of The American Revolution

1211 Words Nov 4th, 2015 5 Pages
The ideals that followed as an outcome of the American Revolution allowed for an attitude of equality for all. Finally winning independence from Great Britain was a historical event that was so relevant to the American identity, and will continue to hold prominence in the rest of human existence. Throughout the American Revolution, the national identity greatly shifted back and forth in order to build off the foundation of freedom. The Founding Fathers thought they were doing just that, but instead they created a nation that favored a small amount of the population; white, property owning males. Establishing a nation that would allow equality for all was the underlying goal within the American Revolution. The Constitution and life thereafter betrayed this guaranteed liberty through the unequal prejudice of Indian’s, African-American’s and Women’s rights.
The Constitution betrayed the promise that all men were created equal. Throughout the Revolution, one of the main goals was liberty for all. Liberty means that all citizens, no matter gender, race, or political and social standing would be available to the same rights. But this did not hold true. For one, inequality had been fundamental to the colonial social order since the beginning of time. A well-ordered society depended on obedience to authority (Forner, 212-213). The men who led the Revolution from start to finish were by and large members of the American elite. The lower class did not rise to power as a result of…

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