The author of the present essay "The American War Of Independence" in his work describes the way the America become independent, how and why it happened and reveals additional circumstances related to the UK…
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For the measurement of success of any social movement, factors like skilful organisation, optimum use of resources and the identification of opportunities, are vital indicators. Although the United States is usually regarded as a nation-state, supporters of American exceptionalism may prefer to see it as a state bathed in the glory of its own unique light. The country clearly has a sense of national identity and history, Americans refer to an 'American people'. Thus, patriotism is prominent in public life. Nationalism is the appropriate and recognized term for the associated ideology and political movements, within the present United States, and during its history. That does not necessarily correspond with current usage of the term in American politics, or with the views of self-described 'American nationalists'. (Bradford, 1999) In this regard, the British were more corrupt in America during the 19th century than any other colony. They could have established a more urban society and structure in order to lull the Americans into a false sense of rest as a strategy to curb the rebellion. (Smith, 1898)
There are no two same theories about when the United States became a nation-state, and developed a sense of national identity. Some historians think that the United States was already a nation-state at independence, others that this occurred during the 19th century, either before or after the American Civil War. The United States was formed from a group of colonies under the authority of the British Crown, each established and governed independently of the others. For most of colonial America's history, a colonist had a duty to the colony and to the Crown, but not to other colonies. (Bradford, 1999) This attitude changed noticeably when the colonies faced a common threat in the French and Indian War. The Albany Plan of Union, although unsuccessful, served as a reference for future discussions. Soon after, the colonies faced another common grievance over taxes enacted by the British Parliament. As the dispute escalated, colonists started to view the British administration as hostile, and sought cooperation with other colonies in response. This cooperation produced the Continental Congress and ultimately independence as a confederation. Ties between the states strengthened with the ratification of the United States Constitution. (Smith, 1898
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But how this revolution took place and what were the basic philosophical and ideological foundations which actually resulted into the revolution of the country. Gordon Wood in his essay “ideology and the origins of liberal America” argues that American Independence was the result of greater need for liberty and ideology for liberalism.
However, many grievances accumulated which lead to tensions between colonists and their own home nations. Hence, the root causes of the revolutionary war consisted of geographic issues, the oppression by the King, and salutary neglect. One of the main causes that initiated the revolutionary war was the geographic distance that separated the colonies from Great Britain (“Boston Tea Party”).
But the American War of Independence gave absolute freedom to women and took away some of the taboos that stood in path of development. Winds of changes began to blow after the invasion of the British; the religious developments give way to educational boosting also.
The colonials, composed of 13 states, was a world nonentity when it came to international warfare. Great Britain, on the other hand, was a world power unparalleled in naval and terrestrial supremacy. It just clobbered France in the French and Indian War and decades before demolished the 'great' Spanish Armada.
identity as American people, with freedom of expressing their views and the right to exercise their independent ideologies to develop their country, which had been taken over by the British. This essay is a critical evaluation of the statement that, “the American revolution
The African slaves brought from Africa by the European colonizer to work on fields in America later became an intrinsic part of American society. They were victimized because they were poor, non-white and believed to be racially inferior to the whites. The American War of Independence in 1789 was a landmark event that brought into being the USA.