The War Between Great Britain And The American Colonies Essay

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The American Revolution was a war between Great Britain and the American Colonies. The Colonies were fighting for freedom from Britain 's oppressive reign. They wanted to create a country with a new set of ideals completely separate from those of Great Britain. They fought for equal rights and wanted to create a new class system. They won the war and tried to make all these changes, but many did not play out as they had hoped. Women and slaves were not granted the equality they were promised and the same class system that was in place prior to the war remained. The American Revolution was not very revolutionary because although it was revolutionary in theory, it was not in reality, slaves were still restricted and women weren’t granted the freedoms they deserved.
The American revolution was revolutionary in theory but not in practice. The political leaders in the colonies promised great change but after the war not much had changed at all. For example the declaration of independence states “all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights: that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” (Unanimous). The founding fathers promised equal rights for all and that the government would help “secure” these rights. This was a revolutionary idea but it was not a reality for many. Certain…

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