The Revolution Of The American Revolution Essay

1299 Words Mar 15th, 2015 6 Pages
The American Revolution ended two centuries of British rule for most of the North American colonies and created the modern United States of America. The Revolutionary era was both exhilarating and disturbing---a time of progress for some, dislocation for others. In the wake of the Revolution came events as varied as the drafting and ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America and the rebellions of slaves who saw the contrast between slavery and proclamations of liberty. Even though several people do not really know how the revolution actually happened and they have different opinions, it was a progresses time in our country. The Revolution was a radical war against the developing United States and the controlling Great Britain.
According to Gary B. Nash, the American Revolution was truly “a people’s revolution, an upheaval among the most heterogeneous people to be found anywhere along the Atlantic littoral in the eighteenth century" (Nash 60). It was a civil war at home as well as an armed rebellion against colonial control. The goal was to set a new course for American, one free of ingrained class hostilities, racism, religious prejudice, and rules about gender roles. The people described in this article did not all agree or succeed, but during the exciting and messy years of America’s birth, they laid down ideas that have become part of our legacy and principles toward which we still strive today. If it were not for the people who fought in…

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