The American Revolution fundamentally changed American society politically, socially, and economically from 1775 to 1800. The effects of the Revolution were both positive and negative. The political effect of the Revolution was negative in that it left much conflict between different groups of people still living in the United States after the British formally left. Socially, the American society was affected positively as more people came together. The effect was negative on the society because the American Revolution brought on a post-war economic depression.
Politically, the American society resulted with a negative impact. Conflict became widespread throughout the people of America. One example was the Tory vs. Whigs issue. The Tories, British loyalists who fought against the rebels in the Revolutionary war, were still settled in America after the British retreated out of the colonies. The Whigs, also known as the Patriots, were still consumed with bitter resentment against their Loyalist neighbors. Tories were still numerous in parts of the colonies like aristocratic New York City and Charleston and Quaker Pennsylvania. One Whig man in Pennsylvania spoke to his fellow Patriots to bring them together and banish all Tories from the area (Document B). His purpose was to establish a sense of security among his people so that they would no longer have to live alongside their enemies. Another form of conflict that arose was between the Native Americans and the Americans. When America won the Revolutionary war against Britain, the Treaty of Paris of 1783 was signed by both sides which recognized the independence of the United States and granted generous boundaries. This treaty not only displeased the Canadians, but also the Native Americans. The United Indian Nations, to the Americans, stated how disappointed they were to not be included in the peace treaty made (Document E). If the Natives had been included, there would have been a promoted friendship between...
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