How Revolutionary was the American Revolution DBQ
The American Revolution had been revolutionary. More political changes were made rather than social and economic changes. For example after the American Revolution women gained the same rights as men including the right to vote. The American Revolution was not a great social revolution. A true social revolution destroys the institutional foundations of the old order and transfers power from ruling elite to new social groups. The American Revolution did create the United States. A monarchial society had been transformed. The revolution gave new political process. It gave new political significance to the middling elements in society. The revolution set into motion larger changes in the lives of women. Before the revolution many women had been involved in campaigns to boycott the British imports. During war the women had made items for the war effort. They also ran farms and businesses when their husbands were absent. After the revolution, American women had protested for the first time against male power. They had demanded greater respect inside and outside their homes. Abigail Adams had written her husband John Adams who had been part of the Continental Congress asking him to remember the ladies. Meaning to let women have the same rights and power as men. Abigail said that men should not be given unlimited power. She stated that men could as easily be tyrants too. If the particular care and attention was not paid to the ladies they would form a rebellion. They would hold themselves bound by any laws in which they have no voice in representation (Document M). Women had protested saying that women should not be denied the right to vote no matter the sex. Years after the revolution the 19th amendment had been passed stating women had the right to vote (Document N). The revolution also made larger changes in the...
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