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Social Impacts Of The American Revolution

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The American Revolution played a huge role in the development of American society. The revolution helped shape an economically stable and independent country. The revolution came about in 1775 and ended in 1783. The American Revolution was the first revolution in which people fought for their independence. The changes to American society after the American Revolution can be put into three different categories, economic changes, political changes, and social changes. Socially, the revolution affected homeland with the Indians, African Americans, and big changes were made on the home front. Economically, multiple countries began to slow down trade with America. And politically, the American Revolution represented a drastic change in spreading the idea of liberty to other people.

On the home front, American society was faced with multiple changes socially. One of those changes came about from the Quartering Act, which took place in 1765. The Quartering Act forced local colonial governments to provide provisions and housing to British soldiers stationed in the 13 colonies. The colonists disputed the legality of this act because it seemed to violate the Bill of Rights and British officers who had fought in the French and Indian War found it hard to persuade colonial assemblies to pay for this. The wives and children of the soldiers already had enough to deal with between the uprising of the Indians, burning villages and houses, and the slave revolts. The families would have to
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