An examination of the social and political differences among the pre-revolutionary American colonies.
# 146173 | 2,124 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2010 |
Published on Dec 20, 2010 in Anthropology (Cultural) , History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750) , Sociology (General) , Political Science (General)
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In this article, the writer discusses that there are many examples throughout the history of the U.S. that attest to an even greater divisiveness between the states than exists in the modern era. The writer maintains that the most notable is the Civil War, when the differences and disparities grew to the point of actual secession and the formation, however short lived, of a separate country. The writer focuses on the pre-revolutionary colonies and discusses that different backgrounds and histories both in native European countries and on the North American continent led to major differences between the colonists that affected the political realm. The writer concludes that over time, however, these differences have been gradually evened out and accepted, and progress is still being made today.
From the Paper:"There are many examples throughout this nation's history that attest to an even greater divisiveness between the states than exists in the modern era. Most notable, of course, is the Civil War, when the differences and disparities grew to the point of actual secession and the formation, however short lived, of a separate country. But the problems did not start their either, but rather the Civil War in many ways reflected the large differences that existed in the various colonies at the time they declared their independence from England and the monarchy. The Articles of Confederation that established the first federal government on this continent attempted to maintain a union with loose central powers to accommodate the pre-Revolutionary differences among the New England, middle, and southern colonies. The most important factors in the colonies were social rather than political in nature, but were still enough to threaten the union and the Revolution."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Bushnell, Amy Turner. "Review: Another's Country: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on Cultural Interactions in the Southern Colonies", J. W. Joseph and Martha Zierden, eds. The Journal of Southern History, 2002. Pp. 889-91.
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- Tiedemann, Joseph S. "Presbyterianism and the American Revolution in the Middle Colonies." The American Society of Church History, 74(2), pp. 306-45.
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