The War Was A Conduit For Political, Economic, And Social Change

1605 Words Nov 7th, 2016 7 Pages
On July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted and signed marking the beginning of a new nation and one of the most daring conflicts of all time, earning the title of Revolutionary War. The war was a conduit for political, economic, and social change. Politically an entire new government was created, one which not only proved to be effective, but also innovative worldwide. It began with the Articles of Confederation and led to the creation Constitution of the United States. This document set the formation of the new government as well, one with three branches and fostering a system of checks and balances as well as liberty. Socially, groups of militias and minutemen were of great importance during the war. American citizenship was created and the value of freedom became highly regarded. Economically, the Americas devastated an import of British East India Company tea during what is known as the Boston Tea Party, a national bank was formed to manage money, and the Land Ordinance of 1785 was put into place, surveying, selling, and settling land. All of these aspects contribute to making the war truly revolutionary. Little did the Americans know that a war would come years later, fiercer and bloodier, called the “Second American Revolution” by some, but more commonly referred to as The Civil War. Roger Ransom speculates three common justifications for this nickname: the war played with political power and led to capitalism, the war dealt with and led…

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