The American Revolution as a conservative movement.

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The American Revolution , while it may have been the first war that was started to

actually put into practice some ideas that previously had only been talked about,

did not have any ideas that were new. Nothing really changed as far as the

average man was concerned, after the revolution. Slaves were still enslaved, Indians

were still considered savages, women were not given equal rights and the governments

were still basically the same, except now there were no royal govenors.

Most of the main ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence were

borrowed from John Locke, a famous english philosopher. He believed that

if the "ruling body if it offends against natural law must be deposed." Locke saw it as a

right and sometimes
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The main staple of John Locke, and America 's explanation as to why a country (in

this case the u.s.) had the right to sever their ties to the ruling body

(England) was that the power of the legislature "... is limited to the public good of the

society. It is a power that hath no other end but preservation, and therefore
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