The United States And The American Revolution

1382 WordsJun 15, 20166 Pages
Throughout American history, there have been countless monumental events. Learning about the past is a great way to understand where you came from, what happened to make the world how it is today, and to feel connected to your country and your roots. In 1607, the thirteen colonies were founded. These colonies were classified into three different groups, the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies. The states included in these groups were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The thirteen colonies played an important role in expansion, farming, politics, religion, and freedom. I…show more content…
Living close enough to Boston to be able to take day trips every now and then made me become very interested in it’s past. In 1869, Africans were brought over to Jamestown, Virginia to work as slaves, and aid in the production of important, popular crops such as tobacco and cotton. Throughout the years slavery became more and more popular, until the Civil War put an end to it. Slavery had a severe impact on the world, causing problems such as segregation, government corruption, wars, and excessive violence. I chose this topic because I feel that it’s an important event to learn about, despite the shame or guilt most Americans feel for enslaving so many people. The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments listed in the U.S Constitution. These ten amendments include the freedom of speech and religion, the right to bear arms, and no quartering of soldiers. They also include freedom from unfair arrests or searches, the right to due process of law, allowed public and speedy trials, and the right of trial by jury in civil cases. Lastly, the Bill of Rights protected citizens from unreasonable punishments, allowed other rights for the people, and ensured that power was reserved to the states. Although this just briefly sums up the Bill of Rights, they played an extremely important role in the foundation of America. Without them, the nation would have been lawless and out of control. Without freedom of speech,
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