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Change or Not to Change, That is the Question

For a long time, Timothy wore his red coat with pride. As a 20 year-old soldier, he never felt doubt into the power and authority of King George III. Twenty years since 1763 changed Timothy to end his career as a redcoat. Come and experience the journey of Timothy in his Journal written throughout the American Revolution.

As a result of the American Revolution, numerous factors changed due to the modification in governmental power. There were religious freedom in the colonies where everyone were to believe in their own religions. All men were equal. After experiencing the ages of monarchy in Great Britain, the Americans decided to limit the power of the central government and set up a local government. Changing the system of monarchy, the Americans set their government with presidents.

Even though a plethora of things changed, aspects of the government have stayed the same from the system of the British. Slaves and women were still not treated equally where they were not allowed to own property until later. White men had all the rights and power while women were still considered wards of their husband. They had no voting rights and personal properties. There were still power to the Continental Congress which helped to make decisions for the government.

A Few can Lead to Great Changes

 

Wynton Marsalis, an American trumpeter once said, “Many a revolution started with the actions of a few. Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence. A few hanging together can lead to a nation to change.” The American Revolution happened between 1763 and 1783. Because of the taxation put onto the American colonists, they declared their independence from the British. This was the first time that any colony in the world have declared its independence from the “home country”. Becoming an evidence that a few can lead to a great change, the American Revolution was one of the fascinating revolutions that happened around the world.

 

Image Citation: Editors. “Major Misconceptions to Dispel.” Journal of the American Revolution, 16 Dec. 2016, allthingsliberty.com/2017/01/major-misconceptions-dispel/.

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