Jocelyn Peedikayil 10/29/10
I agree that American Revolution was a revolution. What does revolution mean to you? Revolution to me means that the overthrow of a government by those who are governed. There are many revolutions throughout history but one important one is the American Revolution. American Revolution is the conflict between Great Britain and her American colonies which began in 1776.
The American Revolution had numerous consequences. It created the United States. It transformed a monarchical society, in which the colonists were subjects of the Crown, into a republic, in which they were citizens and participants in the political process. The Revolution also gave a new political significance to the middling elements of society-- artisans, merchants, farmers, and traders--and made it impossible for elites to openly disparage ordinary people.
The revolution also encountered social expectations. It led to demands that the vote be extended to a larger proportion of the population and that public offices be elected by the people. During and after the Revolution, smaller farmers, artisans, and laborers began increasingly to participate in state legislative elections, and men claiming to represent their interests began to win office and wield power. Leaders in the new state governments were less wealthy, more mobile, and less likely to be connected by marriage and kinship than those before the Revolution. For the first time, state assemblies erected galleries to allow the public to watch legislative debates.
The American Revolution was called a revolution because Britain and the colonists fought for America’s independence. The colonists declared independence on July 4, 1776. The colonies declared independence form Britain because of the extreme taxes that were being imposed upon them. They were being charged extreme amounts of money because they were an ocean away and did not have anyone...