Pros And Cons Of The American Revolution

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The American Revolution seems to stumble some people on if it was radical or not; unjust laws were passed, destruction was made and riots broke out such as the Boston Massacre and the events leading up to the war. Even though it caused some deaths and downfalls, it did have some pros, such as social change, political change, and immediate economic change, nothing was long lasting though. The American Revolution, also called the War for Independence, it took place between 1775 and 1783, it was a fight between thirteen colonies and England. The American Revolution molded today’s society or even the culture. A revolution is a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. The American Revolution was only somewhat revolutionary. This can be shown by looking at the social, political and economic effects through primary and secondary source document analysis. The American Revolution was somewhat revolutionary when it came to social change, even though laws were passed about discrimination and racism, it’s still around today. Once such well-intended action shortly after the Revolution came from the Northwest Ordinance, which said “the faith will always be observed towards the Indians.” (Document 9) It says “their land and property shall never be taken from them without their consent,” it’s ironic because they already did those things and the Indians write the president a letter on how they felt about it. The Utmost Good Faith shows that the
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