The Legacy of the American Revolution Research Paper by Nicky

The Legacy of the American Revolution
An exploration of the formation and legacy of the American Revolution.
# 128639 | 2,194 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 30, 2010 in History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)

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The paper explores the American struggle for independence from British rule in the eighteenth century. The paper examines the events which characterized this time and focuses on the liberalism and republican ideologies at the basis of the movement. The paper then provides a comparison of the values and beliefs of the society in 1776 and 1877 and looks specifically at the issue of discrimination after 1776. Finally, the paper discusses the relevance of the American Revolution today.

Independence - People, Ideas, Events
Ideology of 1776
Comparative Ideology of 1776 and 1877
Discrimination between 1776 and 1877
Relevance of the American Revolution Today

From the Paper:

"The commencement of the American War of Independence was based on the changing ideas, principles and through of the colonies and the sovereigns. The liberalist ideas had also supported the taken measures. Such an idea was the one promoted by John Locke, according to whom the humans, and therefore the colonies and their representatives, had the right to overthrow their leader if they had broken the rights of Englishmen. Then, another idea was that of creating a country based on a republican system. This was embraced by several Founding Fathers and saw that in order to reduce corruption and high level crime, the colonies should no longer depend upon the corrupt British court. The most prominent Founding Fathers were Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Hancock. Among them, Benjamin Franklin is the one who participated to the signing of all three acts which would ensure the freedom of the Americans: The Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris and the American Constitution (Pennsylvania Academy and College)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jackson, A., First Annual Address to Congress 1829, last accessed on November 11, 2008
  • Kelly, M., Overview of the Industrial Revolution,, 2008, last accessed on November 11, 2008
  • Middleton, R., Colonial America: A History, 1565-1776, 3rd Edition, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2002
  • O'Sullivan, J.L., The Great Nation of Futurity 1839, Democratic Review
  • Spielmaker, D., The Story of American Agriculture through 1877, Utah State University

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