The American Revolutionary War

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The topic of revolution is extremely subjective. What may appear as an insurrection to some might not be as extreme to others. When talking about the American Revolutionary War, however, the answer is clear. While the War certainly brought about change within the United States, it wasn’t necessarily very revolutionary. The most important aspects of the colonies, such as ideas about government, various types of societal equality, slavery and freed blacks, and the rights of women remained for the most part, unaffected. The theories and ideas about government that initially gave the war a purpose were definitely revolutionary. One notable instance of proposed governmental ideology can be found in The Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” (Doc. B). This passage clearly states that this new form of politics would give everybody, regardless of personal variables, a method of living comfortably and happily, and most importantly, free. This seems all well and good, however, these “truths” were never really recognized. “I know the superiority of the present government. In theory it is certainly superior; but in practice it is not so. This can arise from… want of

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