American revolution DBQ

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DBQ- American Revolution

One of the main reasons why America became Independent from Britain was due to the American Revolution. For Five years, 1775 to 1800, many things occurred. This war forever altered the social, political, and economic structure of the colonies, illustrating how radical the revolution really was.

During this time the colonist did not agree with the king and in doing so created many self governing committees. One thing the king announced was The Articles of Confederation. Although the Articles said that an army could not be constructed or that taxes could not be enforced the king found a way around it. Abigail Adam's wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson

in 1787. Abigail said, "it is too true Sir that they have been carried to so alarming a Height as to stop the courts of justice in several Counties." She is explaining how what the government said about taxing is true and they have the "right" to do so.

To protest many people gathered in order to create a Constitution that allowed for representation on population in the house and equal representation per state in the senate. In the Federalist, Number 51 of 1788, James Madison wrote, "It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government". This explains how the government must provide order against flaws, such as human nature.

After becoming independent Americans wanted to fix the economic problems in order to not have to tax imported goods. The colonist wanted to create an economy based on trades and balances. The Philadelphia Medal for the Society for the Promotion of Agriculture, 1776 shows a farmer working next to Lady Liberty, toiling through labor in order to get liberty. Marblehead, Ma, 1779...