A new democratized political system was formed through the constitution, which embodied radical ideals such as the equality of all men, the separation of church and state, religious freedom/tolerance, etc. Breen states “that ordinary men and women had reason to be thankful that whatever their country had become, it had commenced as a society committed to rights and equality, radical concepts then and now” (IH 141). Cummings believes that the British belief of superiority “profoundly affected the substance of American political ideology” that all men are created equal (153). Monarchial rule was overthrown and the power of the government now lied among its citizens. “In the absence of the Monarchy, a new religious order was established, but the radical views of the revolutionaries with regards to religious tolerance sounded throughout both state and the federal constitutions” allowing people to practice their beliefs freely (www.scribd.com).
The American colonies could now trade with whoever they wanted and regulate their trade along with