Turning Point In American History

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The American Revolution was a major turning point in American history. It marked the beginning of a new powerful nation and essentially changed the nation politically and socially; however, to some extent, it did not lead to an economic change. There were some benefits to the war; the establishment of the Declaration of Independence, a stronger, centralized government, and eventually progressed the roles of women and slaves. On the contrary, there were still diversions between the rich and poor during and after the Revolution.
After breaking away from British control, the elites of America at that time wanted to adopt a system of government that would not resemble British’s, but a strong centralized government. They did this by developing
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According to Zinn, he argues that the American Revolution did not result in any major changes in the new nation and the main reason for this war was for the wealthy individuals to gain power and benefit from the common people. He goes further to explain that the Founding Fathers were not concern for anyone else other themselves and only emulated the British’s control and attitude the British had toward the colonists. “Were the Founding Fathers wise and just men trying to achieve a good balance? In fact, they did not want a balance, except one which kept things as they were, a balance among the dominant forces at that time. They certainly did not want an equal balance between slaves and masters, propertyless and property holders, Indians and white” (Zinn 101). This is very agreeable is some ways and disagreeable in another. Zinn makes a good point that the Founding Fathers had a mindset to gain for themselves and have ultimate power, but that doesn’t mean that the American Revolution did not progress the new nation in some shape or form. Economically, the common people were still living under the control of the elites, but there were significant amount of changes for women and slaves and most importantly, America’s government. In conclusion, the American Revolution led it’s nation to changes that are politically and socially, but not

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