The Revolutionary Revolution, By John Adams

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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…show more content…
As Adams stated, the Revolution did not happen during the course of the war, but rather much longer beforehand in the minds and actions of the people. The main belief that was altered and influenced American ideals is their view on religion. What first prompted the people to move and separate was their need to worship freely. This shows that they no longer felt safe in conformity of the Church of England, where religion and politics were intertwined (Part V-The Reformation). They did not feel secure enough to worship or practice a different religion in their own homes. This fear led to distrust in the Church and politics of England. Eventually, they made the choice to stop suffering in silence and transport themselves to a land where they could live happily. The Puritans were the most notable because they wanted to “establish a colony based on religious ideals [...] to build America’s first utopian, or ideal, society” (Enduring Vision, 55). Safety also breeds diversity, so other religions like the Quakers and Baptists felt compelled to move as well (Enduring Vision, 91). Socially, the people had no need to live in fear of the Anglican Church and were able to open their minds to different views such as family rearing. There was more emphasis on the family and child rearing in Puritan societies. Women were given more liberties and protections than in
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