The Revolutionary Revolution, By John Adams

1198 WordsOct 22, 20155 Pages
In contrast to a contemporary movement, one iconic Cuban Revolutionist Che Guevara proclaimed, “Many will call me an adventurer - and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes” (James). I believe that this statement can be reflected in the colonist’s motivations and actions as well. These people did not travel to the New World and risk death because they wanted to, but because it was necessary for them in order to live at peace with themselves. They were in such a distressed state of mind and living in Europe that they needed to adventure and explore other options. I agree with this assessment by John Adams as the people’s mindset and creation of new independent thinking exemplifies the real American Revolution; As a whole, his statement enraptures many different subjects ranging from religion, to politics, to social beliefs, and the actions and consequences that they cause. Revolution begins in the body and soul of the people, for motivation for change is what a revolution embodies. Once aware of the wrongs being committed against them, the ruling authorities no longer had the power of control. Like any great revolution, the oppressed will first become aware and then take actions against those who have wronged them. Although Americans have never been truly “free” they certainty did gain a greater level of independence from old beliefs to start anew. First off, the war that Adams refers to is the American
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