American Revolution (Rough Draft)

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Robby Held
Hr.3
Rough Draft
9-17-12
The American Revolution
The American Revolution had many drastic affects on various aspects of life. The revolution took place in the 18th century, involving the thirteen colonies breaking free from the British Empire, and forming the United States. The American Revolution radically changed three areas of life being social, political, and economic. Furthermore, one are drastically being affected by the revolution was social life. Women were obtaining respect. Before the revolution they couldn’t vote. They would gain that right as shown in the nineteenth amendment. “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” The social classes began to come together. A case in point is shown in the drawing Billiards in Hanover-Town. You can see a poor man without shoes associating with wealthy upper-class men. Before the revolution the rich wouldn’t be seen with poor unless they were working for them. Now they play games together. To summarize social life had changed since women and what were peasants are being acknowledged as equals. Secondly, politics were also altered. The United States never really had there own government or rights. They had put together the declaration of independence setting up there own government. So they went from pretty much not having a government to not only having one but also having a unifying code. That’s a big modification if you ask me. Also, the government had made a case to help the minorities. You can see this in the Northwest Ordinance as it gives the Indians right to land. Another example is shown in Document 5, The Abolition Of Slavery. The slaves had now been freed. The government had passed laws outlawing slavery, which had existed before the revolution. Politics were reformed because the United States broke free from one government, established another that caused much...
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